Date Monday, April 18, 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, SB 204
Title: Scaling Up Subversion
Speaker: Jon Trowbridge
Google Code (http://code.google.com/hosting/) provides free Subversion repositories to open source projects — but unlike the myriad of other such hosting providers on the web, Google's service is powered by a custom fork of Subversion that is optimized for its proprietary infrastructure. This talk will discuss how we took a legacy system whose design is deeply tied to the idea of running on a single machine and turned it into a highly scalable distributed system.
Jon Trowbridge is a software engineer at Google, where his work to date has focused on building systems for data storage and distribution. Before he chose to devote himself to a life of ones and zeros, Jon studied algebraic topology at the University of Chicago.