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Product Infrastructure at Facebook with Adam Wolff

Product Infrastructure at Facebook

Facebook is known for advocating "The Hacker Way," favoring quick iterations over extensive planning and upfront investment. This approach has allowed Facebook to quickly adapt and refine its products even as its network grows to unprecedented scale. But this lack of structure can admit sloppiness and short-sightedness over the long term. We have found that we must hedge against total chaos with investments in the APIs and frameworks that couple our products to our infrastructure.

In this talk, Adam Wolff, a Facebook engineering manager, will define this area of "product infrastructure" and discuss techniques we use to improve core abstractions while still allowing product teams to Move Fast. Finally, we will explore some of our most forward-looking ideas about how Facebook's architecture could evolve to handle the requirements of a globally distributed, intermittently connected mobile network.


Note: The meetup is only for engineers.  Given the limited capacity, please only RSVP if you are an engineer.

Note: This Meetup will be hosted by Facebook at their mid-town office.  As such, we will need everyone's full name to be able to get through building security.

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  • Andre Y.

    Awesome speaker, very informative. Rare manager at a major tech company who doesn't use the bullshit bingo approach to public speaking and knows what he's talking about.

    1 · November 7, 2013

    • Ori S.

      I 2nd that!

      November 7, 2013

  • Ori S.

    What js libraries were talked about tonight?

    November 6, 2013

    • Ori S.

      React and Common

      November 7, 2013

  • David S.

    Great talk, energy...and informative.

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Ori S.

    really awesome event. Extremely smart speaker that knows pretty much everything about tech at Facebook. Many intellectuals in the crowd too.

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speaker is so geek and motivated!
    Well done.
    I got (finally) convinced about it's not perfect but it works.

    Saludos!

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Ori S.

      I dont know if I'm convinced that its meant for everyone but certainly it works for fb

      1 · November 6, 2013

  • Thiruvulanambi A.

    Very high level.Expected little more insights

    2 · November 6, 2013

  • jordan s.

    just got here a little late and got turned away at the door even though I was on the RSVP list. thats okay—though a little disappointing. just want to make my case for not being a no-show; I'd like to attend these in the future. will the material be shared online afterward?

    November 6, 2013

  • Randall N.

    Unfortunately, I had something important just come up and cannot join. I've changed my RSVP and hope someone can take my spot. Apologies for the last minute decision.

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greg Whalin - i was waiting list, then yes and now waiting list again. Help please. Thanks.

    November 6, 2013

    • Brian L.

      You need to have a full name associated with your profile for identification purposes. That will definitely help for future events

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greg Whalin - i was waiting list, then yes and now waiting list again. Help please. Thanks.

    November 6, 2013

  • Brian L.

    What are the prospects of arriving and getting admitted 'at the door' given that all rsvp'ed "yes" will not necessarily show?

    November 6, 2013

  • Kapil G.

    Really, Really bummed... But I don't think I can make it: took a very nasty fall this morning. Hope it's fun for someone. I'll follow via twitter!

    November 6, 2013

  • Jose B.

    I would like to go this event. Does anybody want to give me the spot? How can we coordinate this?

    November 6, 2013

  • Gabriel B.

    Unfortunately I have class tomorrow evening. Really upset going to miss this one but there will an open spot available.

    November 5, 2013

  • Larry N.

    Whoever takes my spot, I hope you get a lot out of this and can apply the knowledge. This is a fantastic topic and I hope the information is shared after the meeting.

    November 5, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Will the event be recorded?

    3 · November 4, 2013

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