Give Them 20

  • Give Them 20
  • Give Them 20 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

nLightened Development LLC was approached by Parallax Info Tech in order to help ensure the performance of the give them 20 campaign. nLightened Development LLC put together a plan that has helped Givethem20 weather traffic spikes generated from the Today show, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Jimmy Kimmel among other prominent figures. nLightened Development LLC and Parallax settled on putting together an infrastructure that comprised a load balancer, two varnish boxes, two apache servers, one high availability failover mysql server, and one solr search server. These servers are split between two Amazon availability zones.

The site was built by Parallax Info Tech who partnered with Graham Hanson Design. GiveThem20.org is a website that curates social media content with hashtag #givethem20. This Drupal website interfaces with a content API to load social media content into a Drupal database. Administration tools provide curation functions and allow strategic positioning of key content. GiveThem20.org is a responsive website served in a high performance and high availability environment.

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Parallax Information Technology

Parallax was founded in 1996. At that time, our bread and butter was building Windows based client server applications for corporations using the Progress 4GL. We launched our first commercial website for Sunoco in 1998, a web application that managed the scheduling of bulk transportation at a Philadelphia facility.

In 2001 we began providing web development and hosting services for some of America’s finest brands; designing and building content management platforms to support global websites. Today, we continue building web systems (intranet, extranets and websites) for B2B and B2C using the latest technologies and strategies.