barry top hatData lies at the core of every website and technical project, yet the process of designing a good relational database that is both expandable and fast is as much art as engineering.  In this talk I will present the rules, tips, and tricks that earned me the affectionate title “Database Dictator” while architecting and maintaining the database powering, the 5th largest music website (as of 2010). [Advanced Technical Discussion]

  • Topics include:
  • Table/column naming and structure
  • Data relationships
  • Normalization and de-normalization
  • Designing for run-time performance
  • Development best practices (especially with a team)


$5-$10 sliding scale donation at the door for Non WORK Members– help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE including Friends of WORK! 

12-1 PM in the WORK Library.  Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Bio:  Barry Stump (AKA The Mayor of WORK) is lead cloud engineer for Simple.TV, which creates DVRs that capture free-to-air broadcast HDTV, and stream live & recorded TV to all your favorite devices.  When not building large scale internet platforms, he can be found tinkering with his 3D printer, dissecting the latest gadget, promoting public transportation or flying a quadrocopter.  He loves tea and Kickstarter with equal fervor.