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Sean Comerford, Technical Lead, ESPN.com

 Sean  Comerford Sean is technical lead of the ESPN.com Site Architecture team where be combines his passion for sports and technology to better serve sports fans. Sean's primary focus is building highly scalable, loosely coupled systems that power many of ESPN's digital properties, including the internet and mobile web sites. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has previously worked at MLB.com, Sun Microsystems and IBM.

Presentation: "Max Protect: Scalability and Caching at ESPN.com"

Time: Wednesday 12:05 - 13:05

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom II & III

Abstract: ESPN.com and its related digital properties serve tens of thousands of requests per second from sports fans around the world.  Learn how they use a combination of page- and application-level caching to do so with extremely low latency and a slim hardware footprint.  Find out about the technology stack that allows stats and scores to get from the field to the web -- usually before they even show up on your TV.  Deep dive on various critical pieces of the ESPN technology stack including: live scoring "push" updates; dynamic content management; and personalized preferences that follow you on the site, your phone, or your TV. Finally, learn how ESPN is advancing the fan experience with cache push and XMPP.