Presentation: "Improving Running Components at Twitter"

Time: Friday 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Westminster Suite


We will learn how a small team at Twitter keeps up with breakneck growth, by focusing on three performance milestones completed in the last year.

First, an upgraded caching strategy. Second, our new open source message queue. Third, optimizations made to the internal cache client. Cool graphs will be viewed along the way, and we will discuss how the lessons learned can be applied to your own projects.

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Evan Weaver, Twitter

 Evan  Weaver

Evan Weaver is the services team lead at Twitter, and a well-known specialist in Ruby on Rails performance. Formerly he worked at CNET Networks and SAP AG.

His blog is at, and he owns a very small consultancy at