February 26-28, 2020
Montreal, Canada

Redis is not just a cache

A common misunderstanding about Redis is that it's just a cache, or that you should only store ephemeral data there. In this talk I hope to dispel that myth by sharing some non-cache Redis recipes. I'll talk about how Redis can be used to solve problems such as distributed locking, message queues, one time tokens, and rate limiting.

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Andrew Lavers


Andrew is a tech lead at Zendesk working out of the Montreal office. Since 2015 he's been working on the business-to-user conversation platform that began as Smooch.io (acquired by Zendesk in 2019). He has 15 years of experience in software development, previously working on identity and access projects at Microsoft, and tech support software at Radialpoint. Outside of work he enjoys being a Dad, skiing, guitar, and talking about himself in third person.

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