We don’t know how the 2012 Olympics went, but we do know it has had a major impact on the BBC’s web architecture.
This talk will cover how the BBC managed (or didn’t) to handle a major sporting event alongside mantaining business as usual on the same shared hosting platform with tight budgetary constraints.
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Andy “Bob” Brockhurst has been working in I.T. for 20 years and has been a jobbing programmer for nearly 15 of those years.
Currently is a Principal Engineer the BBC having previously spent nearly five years at Yahoo! working on Search and the Yahoo! Homepage.
At the BBC he is a member of the Frameworks/Platforms team who are responsible for Apache, PHP, Varnish and Zend Framework, some other core libraries and frameworks, the global BBC Header/Footer and some Java services thrown in for good measure.
He is also a father, husband, hacker, maker, tinkerer, marksman, brewer and charity worker.
He is addicted to anything to do with robots, space, robots, science, tech and robots.
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