The Architecture of a Robust Realtime Site

Steve Huffman (Hipmunk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 12 ratings)

This is a session for developers who are interested in learning about the Tornado framework for Python and event-driven programming in general. We’ll talk about the benefits of Tornado and how we use it and other libraries at Hipmunk to write robust software and to ease scaling. We’ll also talk about the ZeroMQ messaging framework, MongoDB, and how all these technologies can be fit together to form powerful web architectures.

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Steve Huffman


Steve Huffman co-founded the social news site in 2005 with his college roommate. has grown into the largest social news site and one of the largest communities on the Internet. In 2010, he co-founded Hipmunk, a travel meta-search site trying to take the agony out of searching for plane tickets online. As lead engineer at both these companies, he’s had many technologies adventures and hopes to share his experiences.

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Nate Bowler
04/01/2011 8:40am PDT

Hipmunk, back story, and content was great. The presentation was a little scattered.

  • Bundle
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • .CO
  • Serve (amex)
  • Tagged
  • Berlin Partner
  • IBT
  • OpenSRS
  • PR Newswire
  • RIM
  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
  • TokBox

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