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"Software @" Facebook - How we build software

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Mar 06, 2018
from 03:00 PM to 03:45 PM


Room B0.02, Computer Science Building, UCD's Belfield Campus.

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Mel Ó Cinnéide & Allen Higgins

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Our next speakers are Mike Elkin and Richard Sheehan. Mike and Richard are production and site reliability experts at Facebook. Their talk will revolve around the question of "how we fail – all the time, and how we approach that in our development process". Expect insights and war stories and how Facebook deal with these challenges through process engineering and their approaches to managing the progressive enhancement of software. This topic should be of interest to anyone who wants to find out more about current software development practices.

Space is limited. please contact Mel Ó Cinnéide if you’re planning to attend.

 Speaker:       Mike Elkin and Richard Sheehan
 Role:          Production and site reliability 
 Company:       Facebook
 Venue:         Room B0.02, Computer Science Building, UCD
 Date & Time:   Tuesday, March 6, 15.00-15.50, 2018

The 'How we build software’ seminar series brings speakers from a variety of Irish-based software companies to speak about the practices and practicalities around how we build software. Each speaker will describe the approach taken to creating software in their company, including topics such as software methodology, technology stack, issue tracking, software architecture and design, deployment, code reviews, testing, etc.

Hosted by:

  • Mel Ó Cinnéide, School of Computer Science and Informatics, UCD.
  • Allen Higgins, College of Business, UCD.

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