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Computer Science in Practice

Web Scale – Creating High-Volume High-Availability Services in the Real World

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Where: PGH 563
Time: 11:00 AM


Speaker: Scott Roberts, Paycom

Host: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali

Scaling applications to handle rapid growth is both exciting and challenging. While there are many technologies available to help you reach “web scale”, knowing when and how to apply those technologies to solve real performance bottlenecks is key. We’ll talk about how performance issues arise, how to diagnose them, and how to solve them.


Scott Roberts, Software Development Manager at Paycom, has worked in software development for over 20 years in varied industries from retail c-stores, hotel reservations systems, to telecom billing solutions. His experience ranges from small startups to companies generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Scott has experience as both an in-house developer and an outside solution provider with large corporations as clients. Scott holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.