Sergey Averin

Desktop Apps department lead, Badoo

I work at Badoo, mostly coding server-side in PHP. Studied electronics design in Moscow Aviation University. I develop Badoo Desktop app for Win/Mac with > 2.5 million users monthly. Participated in developing of,,, I make 3 to 6 conference talks a year, primarily in Moscow.


We've been using HandlerSocket in our infrastructure for 2 years here at Badoo. Badoo has extensive experience running HS in production. More and more teams in our company use HandlerSocket for their projects.

We're currently using HandlerSocket as a Memcached replacement in some cases, as a search engine in some other cases and as a primary key-value storage for mobile & desktop... [read more]