BubbleConf 2013 (bubbleconf.com)
Facebook tools and infrastructure, by hand - Jackson Gabbard (Facebook)
“Building a complex, multiplatform product like Facebook requires supporting systems that can scale to serve more than a billion people. Getting the most value out of every piece of infrastructure we build is one of the ways Facebook has managed to stay tiny compared to the number of people who use our services. Given that, it may be surprising to learn that the way we decide what tools and infrastructure to build is very organic, often driven by just a single person's vision.
This talk will make you an infrastructure coder at Facebook for a day and give you a chance to see how the women and men who make Facebook make Facebook.”