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NGINX Announces CFP for nginx.conf 2017
NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced the call for proposals (CFP) for nginx.conf 2017, its fourth annual user conference which will be held September 6-8, 2017 in Portland, OR. Last year's event was attended by more than 400 community members, customers, and partners, who gathered to share and learn best practices for flawless application delivery, including tools and techniques like microservices, DevOps, cloud, containers, and more. This year, attendees will come together to discuss the overall theme of "Architect the Future," including how to build and deliver next-generation applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale.

"Many of the technologies, processes, and skills required to succeed with tomorrow's applications continue to evolve, and success depends on the ability to innovate, adapt, and build extraordinary new products and experiences faster than the competition," said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. "NGINX is truly the heart of this modern web, powering more than 300 million sites worldwide, and empowering enterprises to meet and exceed consumer expectations. nginx.conf represents a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with the industry's most forward-thinking minds, and to shape how applications of the future are built and delivered."

Speaking sessions during the show will provide compelling content about all aspects of application development and delivery across all technical levels. Submissions are being accepted now until 11:59 PM PDT on May 8, 2017.

Conference tracks for this year's event include:

Architecture & Development

  • Microservices-based applications 
  • Migrating to NGINX from hardware or other software solutions 
  • Auto-scaling systems and infrastructure 
  • IoT and embedded systems

High-Performance Web

  • Architecture of high-performance web apps 
  • Tuning of operating systems and network 
  • Caching, sharding, and replication 
  • Storage and filesystems 
  • Reducing app latency

Operations & Deployment

  • Adopting continuous integration and deployment 
  • Monitoring and observability of modern applications 
  • Configuration management 
  • Custom tooling/wiring examples built around NGINX to support CI/CD

Case Studies

  • Insights and best practices from real-world deployments 
  • Running hybrid cloud and on-premises systems 
  • Organizational changes when adopting microservices 
  • Adopting containerization

Last year's event included more than 40 keynotes and sessions from organizations like:

  • Time Warner Cable on building your own CDN
  • Etsy on options for invalidating the NGINX cache
  • Expedia on using NGINX for cloud migration at scale
  • Mozilla on the future of a fully encrypted web
  • Shopify on scripting NGINX for overload protection

To submit a speaking proposal, visit: []

For more information on nginx.conf, or to register, visit
Published Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:53 AM by David Marshall
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