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That's 'Billion' with a 'B': Scaling to the Next Level at WhatsApp



Rick Reed shares scalability and reliability insights, techniques, and hacks used and learned developing WhatsApp on an Erlang/FreeBSD infrastructure.


Rick Reed is a software engineer at WhatsApp, a technology startup founded in the heart of Silicon Valley. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app, and Rick's work at WhatsApp focuses on performance and scalability of the company's server systems. Prior to joining the WhatsApp team in 2011, Rick spent 12 years at Yahoo! working on the company's platform infrastructure.

About the conference

The Erlang Factory SF Bay is a two-day tech conference focused on the Erlang programming language. It brings together the rapidly growing community that uses Erlang in order to showcase the language and its various application to today's distributed environments. Those less familiarized with the language get first-hand accounts on how companies solve real-world challenges using Erlang. Training courses on Erlang, OTP and other tools ad solutions based on the language are usually organised around the conference.

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Sep 06, 2014