Today’s web server ecosystem has three big players: IIS, Apache and NGINX. Although only two of them (Apache and, to a lesser extent, NGINX) are cross-platform, it’s increasingly important to be able to work with all three of these servers, because you never know which type of operating system and web server platform you’ll be asked to support.
User Conferences are powerful. I remember well the previous startup-turned-grown-up- company that I was blessed to be part of. User conferences there were always rewarding experiences. Preparations were stressful and until the first day of the actual conference, I could feel as if everything was going to fall apart.