PRESENTATION: Building for Success and Failure with Disqus by Jonathon Hill, and

Description: Disqus provides an exceptionally effective store for user-generated content, but how do you protect against API failures or deluges of heavy traffic, while maintaining Disqus as the single source of truth? We'll discuss a caching strategy and walk through some of the nuances of the Disqus API.

About Jonathon: Jonathon is a freelance, self-taught developer with over 5 years of full-time PHP experience. Previously, Jonathon was the Director of Development for Brandmovers in Midtown, where he helped build high-traffic digital promotions for brands like Papa John's and Whole Foods. Jonathon is a steering committee member for the AtlantaPHP Meetup Group and blogs at