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Performance presentation, Des Moines Web Geeks
Matt Nuzum, the webmaster of ubuntu.com, invited me to speak at the Des Moines Web Geeks meeting last night. The venue, Impromptu Studios, was a bit hard to find. There were no signs for Impromptu Studios, but after lurking in dark alleyways for a while I eventually discovered what should have been obvious from the beginning: enter the furniture store with the "Closed" sign on the front and go up the stairs past the disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard."
The group was great and we talked for about an hour and half about bottlenecks and optimization. I even went home with a Django book!
Since this was a diverse group I tried to talk about things that everyone has to deal with (bottlenecks for storage, network, memory and CPU) rather than anything Drupal-specific.
As promised, last night's slides: Performance, Scalability on the Server Side (PDF, 1MB).