The infraNET Project, University of
Waterloo presents ...
Distinquished Speaker Seminar Series
Building and Managing
Large-Scale Web Sites:
The France 98 World Cup Experience
Vice President and Chief
Tuesday, December 1, 1998
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
In September, the Guinness Book of World
Records recognized the official Web site of the France 98 World Cup,
www.france98.com, as the new record holder in four Internet categories.
These categories include most visited site during a specific block of
time, site registering the most hits in one day (73 million on June 30, 1998),
site registering the most hits in one hour and site registering the
most hits in one minute. Sybase software powered the entire France98
operation, including the Web site, providing up-to-the-minute scores
and tournament news to over one billion fans in approximately 170
countries throughout the month-long tournament.
David Yach will talk about the various
systems that were needed, including the design process involved in
creating a high-performance Web site for the world's most popular
David Yach is the Vice President and
Chief Architect for Sybase, Inc., based in their Waterloo office. He
started as a software developer for WATCOM, becoming its Vice President
of Operations before the company was acquired by Sybase. Mr. Yach holds
a BMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA
from Wilfrid Laurier University.
SYBASE, INC. is one of the ten largest
global independent software companies. Headquartered in California,
Sybase supports extensive R & D activities at Sybase Waterloo, a
global leader in software development and a major Canadian exporter of
software. Sybase Waterloo is the former WATCOM International Corporation,
a spin-off from the University of Waterloo. This facility employs 240 people, with
95% of its research and development team comprised of University of Waterloo graduates.
This seminar is sponsored by the
infraNET Project, University of Waterloo. We gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research.
For more information, contact:
The infraNET Project
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Tel: 519-888-4074 Fax: 519-746-5422