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With Houtan Fanisalek (CTO, Felix Gray).
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 04:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Amazon AWS Loft, 350 W Broadway

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When Felix Gray's website started growing from hundreds to millions of requests per day, they knew that slow load times & service failures could cost the company thousands of dollars in revenue every minute.

Learn how Houtan Fanisalek, Chief Technology Officer of Felix Gray - an ecommerce startup, scaled their infrastructure & planned for massive traffic spikes using Amazon Aurora & Elasticache. He'll discuss best practices on how to scale your database with minimal downtime, find performance bottlenecks in your database driven application, & how to handle service failures gracefully.

Houtan will also provide real world examples of the challenges his team faced while scaling Felix Gray, & will speak to the common growing pains any tech startup will face as they scale in the cloud.

Drinks & networking to follow.



Check-in & Happy Hour


Database Scaling Strategies for Startups

Houtan Fanisalek, CTO, Felix Gray


Networking Reception

Light food + Drinks

Since joining Felix Gray, Houtan has led & scaled the technological components of the rapid customer & revenue growth. Prior to joining Felix Gray, Houtan co-founded SideProjects, an app development company, that has released iOS & Android apps with over one million downloads.

Houtan has also worked at Lockheed Martin on some of the most advanced R&D projects, including an advanced train management system for the Australian Railway. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia Engineering & two B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering & Computer Science from Binghamton University.
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