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Monday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Scalability: Covering Your Rear with a Good Backend

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With nearly 2 billion people online worldwide and the potential for online startups to become the next big thing overnight, companies must be prepared to handle the massive amounts of traffic they strive to acquire. However, not everyone with an idea for a potentially successful website is a network engineer. This panel will inform those who run startups, or companies that are thinking about changing their infrastructure strategy, about the latest options for building out the networks from multiple executives who have had success with the options on both ends of the spectrum, hand build servers to 100% in the cloud. Panelist will discuss options in infrastructure housing, such as: in-house, outsourced or in the cloud. They will also address the pros and cons of each, what kind of business models will benefit the most from which network configuration, and the immediate and long-term costs involved.

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Aaron Emigh

Cofounder & CTOshopkickAaron Emigh is the cofounder and CTO of shopkick, the mobile rewards program for physical–world retail. Shopkick’s partners include Target, Macy’s, American Eagle, Best Buy, Old Navy, Procter & Gamble, and many other major retailers and brands. He previously... Read More →
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Stacey Higginbotham

Sr WriterGigaOM
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Jack Levin

CEOImageShack CorpJack Levin is the CEO and co-founder of ImageShack, an online media hosting company that supports more than 50 million unique visitors a month and provides the backbone of yfrog, the only service that allows users to easily post both photos and videos directly to... Read More →
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David Michaels

Dir, Intuit Personal Finance GroupIntuit Personal Finance GroupDavid Michaels is a 14-year veteran of Silicon Valley startups and an expert in designing and building secure, distributed systems capable of Internet scale. David was the first VP at Mint.com and the chief architect behind... Read More →
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Robert Scoble

Startup Liaison OfficerRackspaceAs Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C

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