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Scaling Foursquare: From Check-ins to Recommendations



Jon Hoffman discusses the general architecture, storage systems and development practices created to handle the ever increasing volume and complexity at Foursquare.


Jon Hoffman has been a software engineer at Foursquare for over 4 years. He's led teams building features and backend infrastructure. Before Foursquare Jon spent a brief time working at a three person startup, built distributed systems at Goldman Sachs, worked on VoIP apps for the telephone company, created a medical record app for palm pilot, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon.

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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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Oct 26, 2014