Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012
Skilling Auditorium, Stanford Campus

How we've scaled Dropbox

Kevin Modzelewski
About the talk:

You may have a sense of what large-scale systems look like, but how do you get there from having two engineers and zero lines of code? In this talk, I'll go over the evolution of the Dropbox backend, explaining how we went from having nothing to supporting 50 million users who update hundreds of millions of files a day, with the plan of going farther. I will focus on specific technical examples that show both what kinds of decisions needed to be made, and when and why we had to make them.


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About the speaker:

Kevin Modzelewski first started at Dropbox in 2009, and leads the backend team responsible for making sure your data is always accessible when and where you want it. He previously studied at MIT, from which he got his Masters.

Contact information:

Kevin Modzelewski
Email: kmod (at) dropbox (dot) com