Thijs Feryn

Thijs Feryn

Thijs Feryn is a technical evangelist at a Belgian webhosting company called Combell.

His goal is to bring technology to the people and people to technology. He focuses on bridging the gap between code and infrastructure.

Thijs is also involved in many open source communities and leads the PHPBenelux community. He speaks, listens, writes, codes, teaches, organizes and is above all very excited to speak at Confoo.

Montreal 2017 sessions

ElasticSearch In Action

English session - Beginner

ElasticSearch is a really powerful search engine, NoSQL database & analytics engine. It is fast, it scales and it's a child of the Cloud/BigData generation. The focus of this talk is on doing actual work & achieving actual results.

Topics: filters and queries; cluster, shard & index management; data mapping; analyzers & tokenizers; aggregations; security & proxying; the ELK stack; ElasticSearch integration.

Varnish In Action

English session - Beginner

Having trouble scaling your website? Is that new marketing campaign killing your performance? Are you using a framework or a CMS that causes too much overhead? Give Varnish a try.

Varnish is a reverse proxy that serves cached pages to your visitors instead of hitting the backend servers all the time. Cache is stored in RAM & there's a DSL that allows you to hook into your caching logic.

This is the quickest way to speed up your site/app/API

Montreal 2012 sessions

Montreal 2011 sessions