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With Fiona Condon (Search Enggr, GIPHY).
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Greenhouse HQ, 110 Fifth Ave, 3rd Fl

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I've been looking forward to this Meetup for a while now! We'll have some Thanksgiving-themed eats available. The cranberry sauce will be flowing & delicious side dishes plenty.

I'll also get the chance to finally prove to everyone I work with that gif is pronounced with a "j"...

Presentation #1: Time Series on a Time Crunch (~25 mins)

Fiona Condon, Search Engineer @ GIPHY

Fiona Condon is an engineer on GIPHY's Search & Discovery team, working to help you find the best GIFs. Before GIPHY, she worked on search ranking at Etsy, helping you find the best gifts. She co-hosts a weekly online radio show out of a shipping container in Bushwick.

Talk Abstract:

Designing new infrastructure at scale is a challengedoing it on a tight schedule is plain hard. Architecting to avoid operational surprises & building for the right kind of flexibility requires a combination of technical pragmatism & effective human communication.

Using GIPHYs user analytics launch as a case study, this talk will cover some best principles for engineering low-risk time series indexes in Elasticsearch for uncertain load, & detail how we planned for foolproof backfills to adapt to changing requirements. Ill also share some learnings from our effective short-term cross-team collaboration.

Presentation #2: TBD!

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