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Scaling Dropbox



Preslav Le talks about how Dropbox’s infrastructure evolved over the years, how it looks today, as well the challenges and lessons learned and tips addressing massive scale, consistency, architecture, MySQL, Memcache, and more.


Preslav Le has been a software engineer at Dropbox for the past three years, contributing to various aspects of Dropbox’s infrastructure including traffic, performance and storage. He was part of the core on-call and storage on-call rotations, dealing with high emergency real world issues from bad code pushes to complete datacenter outages.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Dec 20, 2016