Friday Hacks #63, Feb 14

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This Valentine’s evening, we have a exciting talk by Hongyi Li about his past work on Google Spanner & Image Search. See you!

Date/Time: Friday, February 14th at 6:30pm Venue: SR2, Education Resource Centre, University Town; Map// Signup: Do sign up for this week’s talk so that we can prepare enough pizzas accordingly

Free pizza is served before the talks.

Talk: Spanner: Google’s Globally Distributed Database

Talk Description:

Spanner is Google’s scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database. It is the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions. This talk describes how Spanner works, how it’s deployed, and what it’s main advantages are.
Speaker Profile:
Hongyi worked as a product manager at Google from 2011 to 2013. During that time he worked on Spanner with the infrastructure team and the UI redesign of Image Search. He’s currently back in Singapore working at IDA on a new team trying to make the government more data driven.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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