Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Tech Talk: Famous Outages, and How To Not Have Them (Nov 14 @ 6pm)

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This is crossposted from the Box Tech Blog, which features insightful posts from Box engineers on a variety of technical topics, as well as information on upcoming tech events that we’re hosting.

Your company is growing rapidly and becoming more successful every day. You have a team that actively does server monitoring. Or maybe you are still too small to dedicate resources to it. You think you are prepared for the worst… and then seemingly out of the blue, your site goes down and it feels like the world has ended. What do you do? What went wrong? How could you have prevented it?

Steve Newman knows this pain. In this talk, he will discuss going beyond the basics of server monitoring: to detect subtle problems before your users do, to use forensic techniques for chasing down non-reproducible bugs, to actively do capacity planning, and more.

The talk will be built around a series of postmortems of real-world incidents, some of which made the newspapers.

Come hear one of the founding fathers of Google Docs talk at Box!

Where: Box HQ (4440 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA)
When: Wednesday, November 14th@ 6:00pm – 7:45pm
Parking: Available next door, at 4410 El Camino Real, Los Altos
Food: Dinner and drinks will be provided

About Steve

Steve Newman was co-founder and lead engineer for Writely, better known as Google Docs after being acquired by Google in 2006. As a Senior Staff Engineer at Google, Steve was lead engineer on projects including the consistent cross-data-center replication in Megastore. Today, he’s the founder of Scalyr, Inc. Steve has a master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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