Ben Gerst
Associate Director, Platform Technologies, The New York Times

Web site | @bgerst

Ben Gerst is a Manager of Platform Technologies and Product Technologist for The New York Times. At the Times, he leads the User Generated Content Platform, which includes Comments on Articles, Rate and Review of Movies, Travel, Dining and Theater. He also worked as a developer on My Alerts, E-Commerce and the Most Popular applications.

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Ben Gerst (The New York Times), Vadim Jelezniakov (The New York Times)
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User-generated content has become an integral part of NYTimes.com. And where there's a community, there are scaling issues. At The Times, we recently moved our entire community platform from our own internal hardware to the Amazon EC2 infrastructure. Join us as we discuss our adventures in the cloud so far. Topics will include cloud management, auto-scaling and deployment on the cloud. Read more.
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