Shannon Selbert

Oban Core Team

Shannon Selbert is an aspiring polyglot, programmer, product manager, and contract law enthusiast (really!). After a stint doing technical training for the government, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to co-found Soren in 2008, where she consulted for over a decade before transitioning to the development of Oban Pro.

Scaling Oban Applications

Perhaps you’ve heard the common refrain that relational database backed queues don’t scale. Well, times have changed, databases have improved, and for Elixir the BEAM gives us a leg up. Every day real-world applications use Oban to process tens-of-millions of a jobs a day across clusters of all sizes.

Come learn about the common pain-points impacting the growth of Oban applications and how you can avoid them. Together, we’ll identify the underlying causes of common problems and explore step-by-step strategies to mitigate them (spoiler, it’s bloat).

Armed with a better understanding of how Oban operates at scale, you can prevent common issues before you encounter them and plan for the future as your application booms.