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.