Beside presenting the overall Facebook architecture and scaling solutions used, Aditya Agarwal talks about the iterative process of constantly improving the site, making sure to avoid over-engineering and adapting along the way by dropping solutions that worked in the past but are no longer useful. The last part of the session was dedicated to answering questions from the audience.
Aditya Agarwal is a Director of Engineering at Facebook, where he works on News Feed, Search and Applications. He contributed to the initial Facebook Search Engine. He is also one of the co-authors of Thrift, a popular open-source RPC framework. Prior to Facebook, Aditya worked at Oracle on the Server Manageability team, which is responsible for creating a self-healing database.
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