Past Meetup

Designing for Brobdingnag: considerations in scaling large web systems.

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This month, we have Cian Synnott, Site Reliability Engineering, Google giving a talk on large scale systems.

This talk focuses on technical designs in large-scale software environments, and patterns which we have found work well. These can be relatively difficult to get exposure to. It is not an exhaustive treatment, but we hope to give the you an appreciation of the kinds of constraints and opportunities we have at scale; some tools for approaching design; and a better idea of the kinds of systems we engage with at Google.

The intended audience is software and systems engineers who may lack exposure to large-scale systems, but we hope that those with more experience will also find our perspectives interesting.

Cian supports systems providing secure access to Google corporate computing services. He has previously worked with the Ads and Storage Site Reliability Engineering teams. Prior to joining Google in 2005,he was a Unix sysadmin for various Irish companies.