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Designing for Brobdingnag: considerations in scaling large web systems.

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.

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  • Cian

    Thanks everyone. It was fun to rant about monitoring, etc. afterwards too. :o)

    4 · February 7, 2014

  • Diarmuid P.

    Great talk, well presented and very clear. Thanks to all who made it happen.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk by Cian. The main points of his presentation were very clearly described and presented in a way that made them applicable to projects of almost any size. Thanks to everyone who helped put this meetup together!

    February 7, 2014

  • John C.

    As described, concise content in limited time

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Dominik Z.

    Hi guys,

    I announced myself and two guests but I've just got know the guests won't handle it to come, so I released two places.

    Sorry for doing it so lately.

    - Dominik

    2 · February 6, 2014

  • Paul

    Hi all,

    If anyone can't go on Thursday for whatever reason, please make sure to change your RSVP. There are a number of people on the waiting list.


    2 · February 3, 2014

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