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.
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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