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Tech Gurus Behind 2012 Obama for America Campaign to Speak at Exclusive New Relic Events

Coding Forward Events to Discuss the Rise of Big Data, the Democratization of the Cloud and the Political Death of Outsourcing IT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- New Relic, Inc., the SaaS-based cloud application performance management provider, today announced Coding Forward, a series of free events that will feature the IT team leads that built the cloud-based infrastructure to help re-elect President Barack Obama for another four-year tenure. A panel of five lead developers will discuss how their groundbreaking use of big data technology dramatically lowered costs, but also maximized the campaign's volunteer engagement and voter outreach. With the development of more than 200 custom applications, they will also discuss their DevOps practices and the tools and techniques they used to optimize their cloud-hosted applications.

Event Details and Online Registration Links

New York City
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal

San Francisco
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 14
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.

Featured Speakers

  • Scott VanDenPlas - DevOps Tech Lead
  • Ryan Kolak - Lead Engineer, Narwhal Integration
  • Nick Leeper - Lead Engineer, Finance/Fundraising
  • Chris Gansen - Dashboard Tech Lead
  • Jason Kunesh - Director of User Experience

Supporting Quote

"The Nerd Economy continues to disrupt the world around us, which now includes the political arena. New Relic wanted to sponsor a forum for others to learn firsthand how these developers creatively built a virtualized environment designed to meet the needs of a large demographic population. This is an amazing story of how technology turned around an event that impacted the political leadership of this country." Chris Kelly, developer evangelist, New Relic

About New Relic

New Relic is on a mission to create a better web and mobile experience for everyone by making apps faster and more reliable. Analyzing 60 billion metrics each day, New Relic provides application developers critical insights about performance issues that are affecting their business' bottom line. Serving more than 30,000 customers in 36 countries, New Relic's SaaS solution has the largest customer base in the industry.

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