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About the Presentation
Wordnik’s technical co-founder Tony Tam described the reason for going NoSQL. During his talk Tony discussed the selection criteria, testing + evaluation and successful, zero-downtime migration to MongoDB. Additionally details on Wordnik’s speed and stability was covered as well as how NoSQL technologies have changed the way Wordnik scales.
About the Speaker
VP Engineering and Technical Co-Founder
Tony is a San Francisco Bay Area native. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and his MBA from Santa Clara University. He was the founding engineer and SVP of Engineering at Think Passenger, the leading provider of customer collaboration software. Prior to joining Passenger, he was lead engineer at Composite Software of San Mateo, California. At Composite Software he helped developed the company’s first- and second-generation query processing engines and led the research and implementation of their cost-based federated query optimizer. Prior to that he led software development in the bioinformatics group at Galileo Labs, a drug-discovery company based in the Silicon Valley. Before Galileo Tony was a mechanical design engineer at Composite Optics and worked on spacecraft and satellite stable structures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.