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Monday, February 20 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Introduction to Capacity Engineering LIMITED

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I am planning for four different blocks that cover, in my opinion, the most important aspects of capacity engineering:

1. Capacity 101: (50 minutes, 10 min break)
– goals of capacity engineering
– different methods of managing capacity in use today
– advantages and disadvantages of different approaches

2. Monitoring 101: (2 50 minute sessions, 10 min break with each)
– introduction to why monitoring matters
– war stories where monitoring either saved the day or lack of it cause disasters
– what should be the goals of good monitoring
– discussion of how we could go about accomplishing those goals

– discussion of what we did at FB
– describing three daemons running on all servers
– showing what can be built on top of these
– demonstration of diagnosing problems using these demons

3. Performance 101: (2 50 minute sessions, 10 min break with each)
– description of the performance space: terminology and usage
– what types of problems can be found
– what types of problems are most common/prevalent in code today

– performance testing (why it matters)
– discussion of tools for performance testing
– benchmarking done right

4. Putting it all together (2 50 minute sessions, second one completely interactive)
– you just got the first performance job, where do you start?
– how do you develop reasonable approaches for a place that never had capacity work done?
– learning from past approaches (history will teach you a lot!)
– understanding risks and safety buffers
– alternative approaches to handling “unused” capacity
– Q and A

Speakers
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Goranka Bjedov

Known for her technical achievements and her refreshing wit, Goranka Bjedov works as a capacity engineer at Facebook where she is responsible for making sure there are enough servers to handle everything Facebook users want to post, upload, find or otherwise engage with. Most of her time is spent analyzing performance and assessing risks. Her industry career also included a performance engineering position at Google, Network Appliance and... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
King 77 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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