I'll be going into detail what is Sharding, how to Shard, pitfalls of Sharding, performance/throughput gains, shard roles, and performance scaling in general. I hope to make this the most comprehensive talk to date on the subject in 45 min.
The topic is called Scaling a Widget Company. I'll detail how I setup the data layer for Rockyou. How many transactions per second Rockyou is at, what the infrastructure is comprised of, how 99.999% uptime is achieved and hopefully get into BCP which I probably will not have time to go over.
If you want me to focus on specific aspects on the subject of shard'ing let me know and I will :).