The BBC's experience of the London 2012 Olympics

A session at Velocity Europe 2012

Wednesday 3rd October, 2012

1:10pm to 1:50pm (GMT)

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.

  • An overview of the BBC architecture before and after.
  • What steps we took in the run up to The Games to prepare.
  • An overview of how we profile problems in our technology stack.
  • Personalisation at a large scale.

Topics very likely to come up:
* Preparing to push BBC to CDN.
* Problems we encountered during The Games.
* Web Security; Bejing Olympics reportedly had 12M cyber attacks during the games!
* What we would have done differently.
* What we didn’t have time or money to do.
* Caching, Cookies and Varnish.
* Monitoring and Logging.
* Pretty graphs!

About the speaker

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Andy Bob Brockhurst

Principal Engineer at the BBC. Father, husband, hacker, maker, tinkerer, triathlete, marksman, brewer. Ex-Yahoo! Addicted to Science, Tech and Robots. bio from Twitter

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Time 1:10pm1:50pm GMT

Date Wed 3rd October 2012

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