Ruslan Belkin and Sean Dawson discuss LinkedIn’s initial requirements they started with, requirements that grew organically over time, then they delve into the internal architecture of the social network software presenting the service API - the Network Updates service being presented in greater detail - and the applications built on top of them including Twitter integration.
Ruslan Belkin started at LinkedIn as an architect for the communication platform. He now is managing the engineering group responsible for groups, news feeds, communications platforms and the address book. Sean Dawson was the first engineer in the communications platform team at LinkedIn. He is the lead engineer and architect of the LinkedIn network updates service.
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