In September of 2013 the Boulder area experienced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions. During this panel session IT staff from the City of Boulder, City of Longmont and Boulder County will discuss how our websites held up (or not) to the surge in traffic, how we worked together to overcome obstacles, what tools we used (including social media), and lessons learned from the front lines.

Key lessons learned will include: 
1. How the City of Boulder used server virtualization and application monitoring to quickly respond to a 80-fold surge in traffic. 
2. How the Cities of Longmont and Boulder worked together to overcome hosting issues that affected Longmont's website. 
3. How the City and County of Boulder's collaborative emergency response website helped reduce confusion and get key information to the public.

Conference event time: 

  • 3:15-4:30 p.m. (Sessions)
Thursday, September 11, 2014