by Matt WestgateMay 22, 2010

O'Reilly Ignite is an archive of videos from Ignite events around the globe. The site, produced for O'Reilly Media, features a curated archive of Ignite's signature 5-minute videos as well as listings of upcoming events, news, cities with established Ignite presence, and information on how to get involved. Additionally, the site features support for live video streaming of events.

The site was built in about 6 weeks using Drupal by Lullabot and makes extensive use of the Panels and Organic Groups modules. Videos are hosted on YouTube and brought in to the site using the Embedded Media Field module. Live streaming is provided through integration with UStream and Facebook Livestream. The site is hosted on NeoSpire and features load-balanced web servers with and dedicated database servers. These servers are configured with Solr for search, Varnish http acceleration, and Memcache acceleration on the database.

The site launched for the beginning of Global Ignite Week for roughly 10,000 people congregating in over 60 cities on 6 continents. At launch, the site featured over 200 videos, however hundreds more are added during Global Ignite Week.

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