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Daniel Jacobson

Daniel Jacobson
Vice President of Engineering, Netflix API and Playback, Netflix

Website | @daniel_jacobson

Daniel Jacobson is the Director of Engineering for the API and Playback Services at Netflix, responsible for delivering more than one billion streaming hours a month to Netflix users on more than 1,000 device types. Prior to Netflix, he was Director of Application Development at NPR, leading the development of NPR’s custom content management system. He also created NPR’s API which became the distribution channel for getting NPR content to mobile platforms, member station sites throughout the country as well as to the public developer community. Daniel also co-authored the O’Reilly book, “APIs: A Strategy Guide.


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Operating a massive-scale system, such as the Netflix API, is no trivial task. It supports over 44M members in 40+ countries and sees billions of requests a day. Along the way, there have been many mistakes, yet it is still at the center of the Netflix streaming ecosystem. In this session, I will go into detail on the top ten lessons learned in operating this complex and critical system. Read more.