Articles by Ruslan Belkin
Code Alert! This is a part of our continuing series on Engineering at LinkedIn. If this isn’t your cup of Java, check back tomorrow for regular LinkedIn programming. In the meanwhile, check out some of our recent feature announcements, tips and tricks, or success stories.
Over fifty million people use LinkedIn to find, connect and collaborate with professionals worldwide, do business and build their careers. It is the mission of LinkedIn’s engineering and operations teams to build and scale LinkedIn systems, services and develop features and functionality that makes the LinkedIn service effective and delightful to use.
Last week, many of my colleagues and I, spoke at the Java One conference in San Francisco. Given the enormous response and interest we received, we are publishing the presentations here as well as photographs taken at the two-day event. Before we get started, here are the two sessions we spoke at during this year’s Java One 2008.
Nick Dellamaggiore and Eishay Smith moderated a “Birds of a Feather” (BOF) event on Thursday Night titled “LinkedIn: A Professional Social Network Built with Java™ Technologies and Agile Practices“.
The following day, Sean and myself spoke about “LinkedIn’s Communication Architecture“.
It was great to have a full-house at both the sessions. Here are a few pics (both sets of slides after the jump). Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming events we’ll be speaking at.
I would like to thank everyone who attended our “Birds of a Feather” interactive presentation at SDWest 2008. For the first time our engineering organization had a chance to share the architecture and evolution of the LinkedIn system and stir a conversation with fellow engineers on developing a scalable social network. Here’s an overview of some of the contributions from my colleagues at LinkedIn:
Nicholas Dellamaggiore presented the timeline of LinkedIn’s system architecture from 0 to 20 million members, and discussed some of the challenges we encountered.
You may have seen some of my earlier videos on the blog (here and here) describing the engineering nuances and philosophy at LinkedIn. This time around, I’d like to announce that some of our lead engineers and I, will be sharing our experiences and best practices during a Birds of a Feather presentation at the Software Development Conference and Expo West.
The event will be held on March 4th, 2008 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Feel free to check out further details here.