In December, I'll give a talk at SAPO Codebits 2009 in Lisbon, Portual. SAPO Codebits is a hacking event held in Portugal annually, completely organized and sponsored by SAPO, a portuguese ISP and subsidiary company of the Portugal Telecom Group.
The talk shows pitfalls and common mistakes developers make when building web-based applications and also provides useful hints how to avoid them in an early stage. The talk ends with a quick introduction of horizontal and vertical scaling.
So if you happen to be there, drop me a line or simply come and say hello.
PS: I heard Lenz will give a talk there too. Great news!