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Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson
Senior Software Engineer, Mozilla Corporation

Laura Thomson is a Senior Software Engineer at Mozilla Corporation on the web team, after spending much of the previous decade as a consultant and trainer on various Open Source technologies.

Laura is the co-author of “PHP and MySQL Web Development” and “MySQL Tutorial”. She is a veteran speaker at Open Source conferences world wide.

Sessions

Data: Scaling
Location: C121/122
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts), Corey Shields (Mozilla Corporation), Justin Dow (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
If you've ever had to move from data center to data center or to the cloud, or from old hardware to new hardware, you know that it's even more painful than moving house. In this presentation, survivors will tell you how to stay sane (and how to get it right) with a case study from Mozilla: moving 30TB of crash reports with no downtime in data collection. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 252
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)
Review worst practices for releasing software: how to destroy scope in a single meeting; "death sprints" (more agile than death marches); how to avoid testing; how to make your software impossible to configure; and finally, when pushing out a webapp release, how to make your ops team hate you. This tongue in cheek session will review things learned painfully and late at night. Read more.