Paul Sawaya - Software Engineer

Topic: DynamoDB: Gotchas and a Migration Case Study. Paul will talk about his experience building a scalable new backend service at Grid on top of DynamoDB, Amazon Web Service’s powerful and, regretfully, undocumented database. What you learn about Dynamo’s limits on private keys, secondary indices, and update queries will amaze you! Plus, you’ll walk away from the talk with enough information to evaluate whether DynamoDB would be a good fit for your project, and where you can expect to bump into its limitations.

Bio: Paul studied Computer Science at Hampshire College, and worked at Mozilla Labs on experimental new identity and privacy projects. At Grid, he’s heading up project management and backend development, so that their crew of iOS and HCI hackers can get amazing things done.