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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Speaker Profile

Niall O'Higgins

Niall O'Higgins

Niall O'Higgins is Director of Platform Engineering at, Inc. He is also the founder and primary organizer of the San Francisco Python Web programming meet-up, PyWebSF.

Niall designed and implemented the platform backend using Nginx, Python, Pylons, Amazon S3 and MongoDB. This system handles all requests from's Android, iPhone/iOS, and Web client applications, as well as from third party developers.

Prior to, Niall was at Metaweb Technologies who developed (now owned by Google). There he worked on many of the problems associated with trying to build a database of all the world's knowledge.


March 13th 1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
MongoDB + Pylons at Scalable Web Apps with Python and NoSQL