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Your invite: Kicking web and application performance into high gear
Thu, 21st Apr 2016
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You may - or may not - know about Varnish Summits. Essentially, they're unique opportunities offered around the world to share knowledge and open the lines of dialogue between Varnish users and enthusiasts, a variety of technical audiences who would benefit from Varnish and the Varnish Software team.

But before deciding whether attending a Varnish Summit is right for you, you should know a thing or two about Varnish Software and Varnish Cache. Varnish Software is the company behind the open source HTTP accelerator, Varnish Cache. If you work with the web and need to ensure performance, speed, scalability for your digital content delivery, chances are you know the value Varnish can provide.

Varnish Summits are a great way to learn more about the famous Varnish flexibility and versatility while being a more informal way to get to know the people behind the technology. You can meet one of their core engineers and the brains behind many of Varnish Cache key features, their CEO as well as your peers and enthusiasts.

What do you take away from a Varnish Summit?

You can hear it all straight from the experts: learn about what Varnish Software offers in their Varnish Plus and Varnish API Engine products, get the technical lowdown in presentations about new features and products (for example, the new Varnish Massive Storage Engine with persistence for the high-performance needs of video distribution, CDNs and large cache use cases; API management strategies and general insights into how Varnish can help your business) and a whole host of other topics.

At the summit you will:

Gain competitive edge by learning firsthand how you can optimise your website and applications for performance and scale and ultimately offer a reliable and smooth user experience.

Expand your industry contacts by taking advantage of the ample networking opportunities with peers, fellow Varnish enthusiasts and developers.

Brew up a good time by getting a peek into Varnish Software's home-brewing process and hearing their brewing success and disaster stories (like the time they accidently spilled a few litres of fermenting beer in their office!). After that you'll be warmly invited to join them for a beer tasting - unfortunately not their own Varnish brew, but a nice sampling, nevertheless. They like to show the fun, experimental side of Varnish Software alongside the whole host of technical tips and tricks.

Whether you know Varnish Software already or not, they want you to know all about them and their offerings. They're coming to Sydney and Auckland this May. It's their first time hosting their Varnish Summits in this part of the world – register here to get a free ticket and participate at the event.