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A list of projects which might serve as useful case studies, with points of contact:

  • Disqus (Brett Hoerner, David Cramer)
    • Powers commenting on CNN.com, MTV.com, Engadget. 250 million users per month, 17,500 requests/sec. they have around 100 servers. See slides on Scaling Disqus.
  • NASA Nebula (Jesse Andrews)
  • PBS (@tarequeh) Pluggable applications slides and Teaching an old pony new tricks slides.
  • http://projects.washingtonpost.com (???)
  • Chicago Tribune ( Christopher Groskopf / @onyxfish )
  • Everyblock (Adrian Holovaty, Joseph Kocherhans)
  • LexisNexis (???)
  • addons.mozilla.org (Jeff Balogh) - Site serves 165 million requests per month. Was previously using CakePHP.
  • Cox Media (Chris Heisel)
  • University of Texas (Gary Wilson)
  • National Geographic (???)
  • http://politifact.com/ ( Matt Waite/@mattwaite , @jeremybowers )
  • Onion (Tom Tobin, Michael Greer) - interview http://djangositeoftheweek.com/av-club/
  • Mahalo (Jeff Ammons)
  • Sunlight Labs (James Turk)
  • Nazareth College (@StevenLukeSmith / fvox13)
  • Qualcomm
  • Compete.com (@roblacy)
  • Nasuni ( Jesse Noller )
  • Fluther.com - Q&A website with a learning question matching algorithm and a proxied, federated product with some interesting middleware (Tim Trueman/@timtrueman)
  • Curse.com - 15M unique visitors / month - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-4UN4MkSyI&feature=related Per David Cramer, who used to work there, they are no longer on Django (.Net, part of why he left).
  • Pitchfork (@blackbrrr / @seanbrant)
  • SimpleGeo (Mike Malone, Joe Stump)

Should mine http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=750142