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Layered Technologies Special Event: Meet Matt Mullenweg, Barry Abrahamson, and Me in Vegas

Many of you know that I’m a geek at heart. I go nuts over all things geeky. Secretly, I adore Barry Abrahamson, the server guru of Automattic and , especially when he starts talking numbers for WordPress.com:

2,638,958 file uploads
About 1,074 gigabytes of new files.
417 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
1,134,796,234 pageviews total across all WordPress.com and VIP blogs.

LT Pact 2008That’s a lot of server traffic – heck, that is an overwhelmingly unbelievable amount of server activity! How it all fits together is something that has always intrigued me. Now, you can join me and have many of these mysteries answered at the 2008 Layered Technologies PACT Conference from June 26-27, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The famous Caesars Palace Resort is the spot to learn all about how the server industry works and learn from the masters in the server and hosting industry, including Barry Abrahamson and of WordPress to learn how they use the power of servers to handle more than 3 million blogs on . And it’s all free!

The list of speakers is a veritable who’s who of leading technology and hosting experts including the top brass from Layered Technologies, representing some amazing innovators and passionate technical geeks, and other top notch experts on a variety of subjects beyond web hosting and servers including:

  • James Staten, Principal Analyst of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Forrester Research, a leading expert on x86 servers and infrastructure and trends
  • Andrew Skale, Attorney, Mintz-Levin and expert in patent, trademark, copyright litigation, and entertainment law
  • Chris Samson, the Senior Hosting Technology Specialist from CSNA and Microsoft
  • Deven Kampenhout, Web Platform Architect Evangelist at Microsoft, Tim Johnson, Senior Manager of Channel Market Development, Global Marketing, at Seagate
  • Jonah Stein, blogger of It’s The ROI
  • Jimmy Guerrero, the Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Database Group of Sun Microsystems coordinating MySQL’s Web 2.0 and SaaS marketing programs, Dennis Dayman, Chief Privacy Officer of Eloqua, an expert in security, legal, privacy, and public relations issues
  • Barry Lynn, the Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, expert on data center innovations
  • Andy Schroepfer, the Founder and Hosting Visionary of Tier 1 Research, an expert in the hosting industry

And me.

That’s right. From among all the big wigs and whose who of the industry, I will be on a panel with and Matt Mullenweg talking about The Business of Blogging on Friday, June 27, at 1:15PM. You are invited to attend for free. Advanced registration is requested so there will be plenty of food and fun for everyone.

Among the fun is the LT PACT Poker Tournament hosted by Master of Ceremonies Robert W. Thompson II of NBC’s BravoTV Celebrity Poker Showdown with a total purse of USD $5,000. Get your poker face on.

On a serious note, it’s a worthwhile event to attend. It’s a rare opportunity to meet and learn from these industry leaders on how to increase your web revenue with better business practices and technology. It’s a chance to learn about the latest in new technology and where the web is going, not just where it’s been. Topics include SEO, industry trends, virtualization trends and technology, site optimization, web hosting, cloud/grid hosting technology, online storage technology, intellectual property, email and mailing list management and business practices, site automation, business of blogging, security vulnerabilities and threats, backups, and more.

I hope to see you there!

Woopra web analytics programUPDATE: I’ve just learned that the lead developers of , Jad Younan and Elie Khoury, will be at the conference. They are flying in from Lebanon for this special event. If you are in love with this amazing web analytics and statistics program and/or are one of the 20,000 beta testers and want to meet the brains behind the program, come to the 2008 Layered Technologies PACT Conference. It’s free!



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8 Comments

  1. Posted June 18, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    My last name is Abrahamson, not Abramson. Thanks!

  2. Posted June 18, 2008 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Okay, you get a hug and a chance to spank me when I see you in Vegas. Sorry for the mistype! :D

  3. Posted June 18, 2008 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle. It should be a great time if you are speaking! I’m only 4 hours South of Vegas, I’ll be thinking of ya! Enjoy.

  4. Posted June 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    @ Damien:

    I fly for a few hours to get there, you can surely drive a few hours for a hug! A free hug, with food, gambling, stars, and servers! Oh, and Matt and Barry. It doesn’t get much better than that! :D

  5. Posted June 19, 2008 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Lorelle, you still have Abrahamson mistyped in the title. I can’t get to Vegas, can I bank a spank?

  6. Posted June 19, 2008 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Argh. With the new WordPress interface, I forgot to hit SAVE. Thanks.

    And if you are up for a spank in person, I’ll be there! :D

  7. Posted June 20, 2008 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    I hate to be living here on the Philippines. How much I wish to attend conferences like this.

  8. Posted June 20, 2008 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    @ Kevin Paquet:

    I’m envious that you have WordCamp Philippines – September 6, 2008 coming, and I’ve seen the lists of blogging and web technology events in the Philippines and you guys have a lot going on. Look around, you might find out there is more there than you think.


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