Category Archives: NPR

Netflix API

Former Director of Application Development at NPR and current Director of Engineering for the Netflix API Daniel Jacobson gave a presentation at this years OSCON,  entitled ‘Redesigning the Netflix API’ and the slides have been posted here, for anyone who is interested in learning more about their API efforts.

Adrian Cockcroft also gave a talk at this years OSCON entitled ‘Data Flow at Netflix’.   The video for that presentation can be found here on the OSCON Youtube channel.

O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 Keynote Vidoes

For those of us who were not able to attend this years Mysql Conference in Santa Clara, CA, the keynote videos have been posted online for your viewing pleasure!


Here is a link to another location (Youtube), that has some more of the videos from the Mysql Conference, including the one given on Oracle to Mysql migration given by NPR’s own Joanne Garlow.

NPR developer talk at O’Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo 2010

Joanne Garlow one of the Senior developers here at NPR , will be giving a talk this Tuesday at the 2010 O’Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, CA.  The talk is entitled ‘Migration from Oracle to Mysql : An NPR Case Study’ and will focus on some of the ‘lessons learned’ during our recent Oracle to Mysql migration, it will also cover some of the tools that we found useful during the migration as well as some of the issues we encountered concerning character encoding and concurrency.

If you are thinking about converting your backend databases from Oracle to Mysql and you are attending this conference, you should attend this talk, as I am sure it will be very informative and quite helpful to you going forward.