675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1L3

NOTE: You *must* RSVP via email - [email protected]?subject=RSVP - 1 person

Speaker: Narayanan 'Shiva' Shivakumar, Founding Director of Google's Seattle-Kirkland R&D center

Title: Google - Behind the Scenes

Google deals with large amounts of data and millions of users. We'll take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the distributed systems and computing platform that power Google's various products, and make the products scalable and reliable. .

Narayanan Shivakumar ('Shiva') is a Google Distinguished Entrepreneur and the founding Director of the Google Seattle-Kirkland R&D center. Currently, he is excited about a variety of search and webcrawling technologies (including Google Sitemaps). Earlier, he was the Director of Engineering responsible for many of Google's advertising products (including AdSense -- Content, Search networks) and Google's enterprise products (including Google Search Appliances). Before Google, he cofounded Gigabeat, an online music startup funded by Kleiner Perkins and Silicon Valley angels, later acquired by Napster. He graduated with a BS from UCLA and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. His dissertation on large-scale data mining and media processing, won the 1999 Arthur Samuel Dissertation Award by the Stanford Computer Science Dept.

Official Website: http://www.vanhpc.org/nextmeeting

Added by bmann on July 23, 2006



Note: Since the event is "after hours" at the research centre, the doors will be locked. We should have someone at the door to let you in, failing that the security guard will be on duty for us. Just hit the buzzer and he'll come around and let you in.