Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Mike Solomon shares some of the experiences and lessons learned scaling YouTube over the years.


Mike Solomon has worked at YouTube since its initial release. He systematically attacked bottlenecks during its heaviest and most exciting growth periods. Mike continues to work on systems and is actively working improvements to the efficiency of YouTube's MySQL infrastructure. He collaborated on the recently released Vitess project.

About the conference

Software is changing the world; QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community; to achieve this, QCon is organized as a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors.

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Apr 01, 2013