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Tim Savage, Armakuni Ltd

Tim Savage

Biography: Tim Savage

A jack of many trades, Tim Savage has delivered many projects throughout his 20 years managing and delivering software/web systems. From investment banking, through the dotcom startup era of the late 90s, the Metropolitan Police, and Government Agencies, Tim has experienced a huge range of environments, practices and people.

At Comic Relief, Tim ran the donations and web services team and has now left to work for a small consultancy delivering cloud solutions to bespoke problems.

Presentation: Putting a Red Nose On The Cloud

Track: Building for Clouds / Time: Wednesday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Mountbatten Room

Every year, Comic Relief runs a charity fundraising campaign that culminates in an evening of TV. Last year more than a million people took part in a Sport Relief mile and this year Comic Relief is hoping that the great British public will add to the money that was raised for Red Nose Day 2011. On March 15th this year millions of viewers will be encouraged to donate during the TV show, and the On The Night donations platform has to deal with the incredible spikes in demand that result from this unique event.

This is the story of how the cloud was used in the rebuild of the platform.