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Join us at New Zealand Techweek2021 at New Zealand Techweek2021, 22 - 30 May 2021

Here at, our love of innovation is well known. That’s why we’re excited to once again be speaking at New Zealand Techweek2021. As usual, the lineup for Techweek is stellar and we’re ready to celebrate all the fresh ideas and advancements coming from the NZ tech community. (We’re also proud to be sharing some insights and innovations of our own!)

Here’s what the team has in store for you this year:

Dealing with unprecedented scale during COVID-19

Hear Sean Hamlin, a Technical Account Manager at, discuss dealing with unprecedented scale during COVID-19 and the 80x traffic increase experienced over the last few months, by some of the health-related sites that we host. This talk is about dealing with this scale of traffic, and what you can do to survive it.

Some of the things that will be discussed:

  • Horizontal scaling
  • Database sizing and tuning
  • Redis tuning and gotchas
  • Minimizing origin hits
  • CDN tuning
  • Building a culture of continuous improvement

The talk is aimed at anyone with performance in mind and there'll be plenty of time for Q&A.

Date: Tuesday, 25th May 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm NZST

Register for Sean’s talk now!

Deploying web applications on Kubernetes, without the pain

There are many great reasons to host your web applications on Kubernetes, except that Kubernetes is really hard! Come join Toby Bellwood, Product Lead at, as he outlines how the Lagoon team has removed most of the complexity from the process, enabling web developers to focus on web development, and not maintaining build systems. Get an understanding of the production-ready scalable architecture and an insight into Lagoon's completely open source development process.

Date: Wednesday, 26th May 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NZST

Register now for Toby’s talk!

Silverstripe from local to live on Lagoon

Come and see the first and only open source container hosting solution in action!

Lagoon’s open source and cloud-native components are tailored to accelerating and streamlining application development and delivery, allowing development teams to deploy their applications into Kubernetes without the steep learning curve.

Join Thom Toogood, Head of Services for, for a hands-on demo of developing a Silverstripe project on Lagoon. We'll go from creating a new project all the way through to a deployment on a production cluster, covering the development process along the way.

The talk will finish up with a question and answer session for anyone interested in more information.

Date: Friday, 28th May 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm NZST

Register for Thom’s talk today!

We’ll see you at Techweek2021!