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Leading Application Delivery Platform Announces Speaker Lineup for its Fourth Annual User Conference in Portland, OR


San Francisco, CA – July 28, 2017 – NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced keynote and session speakers for its fourth annual nginx.conf user conference, held September 6–8, 2017 at The Nines Hotel in Portland, OR. Attendees at this year’s event will hear and learn from cutting‑edge, digital‑native companies including Adobe, Equifax, Starbucks, and many others.

This year, attendees will come together to discuss what it means to “architect the future”, including how to build and deliver next‑generation applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. This annual event is attended by community members, customers, and partners, who gather to share and learn best practices for flawless application delivery, including tools and techniques like microservices, DevOps, cloud, containers, and more.

Keynote presenters during the conference include:

  • Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc.
  • Igor Sysoev, Co‑Founder and CTO of NGINX, Inc.
  • Andrew Alexeev, Co‑Founder of NGINX, Inc.
  • Jimmy O. Yang, multifaceted actor, stand‑up comedian, and writer

Presentations confirmed for nginx.conf 2017 include strategic sessions, case studies, lightning talks, and hands‑on sessions for a variety of skill levels across the application development and delivery landscape. Attendees will also be able to attend workshops to enhance their NGINX skills, and demos to get face time with NGINX experts.

Breakout sessions will include informative presentations from industry leading organizations, including:

  • Adobe on a new way of thinking about microservices as “serverless”
  • Dropbox on optimizing web servers for high throughput and low latency
  • Equifax on managing continuous delivery at enterprise scale
  • Starbucks Technology on pivoting to a microservices architecture in the cloud for its mobile order and pay

“Applications are evolving from monolithic architectures with few entry points, to collections of interconnected microservices with a multitude of entry points and outputs, driving the need for a new set of software tools. Of these, NGINX is the most complete and battle‑tested solution for connecting, securing, and scaling applications,” said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. “At nginx.conf 2017, which will focus on tools and techniques for building and deploying applications of the future, attendees will learn how to deliver innovation at the speed required to stay ahead in today’s fast‑moving business environment.”

For more information on nginx.conf, or to register, visit and join the conversation by following @nginx on Twitter.

About NGINX, Inc.

NGINX is the heart of the modern web – helping the world’s most innovative companies deliver their sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The company offers an award‑winning, comprehensive application delivery platform in use on more than 300 million sites worldwide. Companies around the world rely on NGINX to ensure flawless digital experiences through features such as advanced load balancing, web and mobile acceleration, security controls, application monitoring, and management. More than half of the Internet’s busiest websites rely on NGINX, including Airbnb, Box, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, SoundCloud, and Zappos. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with its EMEA headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and additional offices in the US and Europe. Learn more at


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