Speaking of Google, the company decided to hold its first conference on scalable systems at its offices here on June 23.
The company is looking for people to make presentations, according to an item that Amanda Camp, a software engineer, posted at the Google Research blog:
If you have a great new idea for handling a growing system or an innovative approach to scalability, we want to hear from you. Send a short note about who you are and a description of your 45-minute talk in 500 words or less to email@example.com by Friday, April 20.
Camp said the goal is “to create a collegial atmosphere for participants to brainstorm different ways to build the robust systems that can handle, literally, a world of information.”
She also said Google will provide free food. Hmmm. I could probably come up with a 45-minute talk on the scalability of a reporter’s stomach….