On Thursday afternoon, I gave my Scaling MySQL and PHP talk. Amusingly, I put the talk together only 1.5 days before the conference after I found out that a speaker had canceled and they needed to fill a spot.

The alternate title for the talk is "The making, breaking, and repair of remember.yahoo.com." It covers the project to build remember.yahoo.com in one week's time, the site launch, most of the problems we faced while it was on-line.

The talk was well received and I enjoyed presenting it. It's always fun to say, "look, we did some stupid things--try and learn from our mistakes."

Posted by jzawodn at October 28, 2002 03:10 PM

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