Merlin Carpenter and Tim Stokes present the architecture of FamilySearch.org, a website and a system keeping track of historical data –birth, marriage, death, census records- of over 2 billion people.
Merlin Carpenter is a principal engineer at FamilySearch where he evangelizes data standards, RESTful web services, and permanent URLs for genealogical information. He also worked at Novell and WordPerfect. Tim Stokes is a web architect at FamilySearch. Before that, Tim worked in London and Sydney with a number of companies including BT, Citigroup, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and others.
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