Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Rebuilding the New York Times crossword with Google Cloud (sponsored by Google Cloud)

JP Robinson (New York Times)
2:15pm–3:05pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Sponsored
Location: Sutton North
Average rating: ****.
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how the New York Times crossword team migrated its platform from a PHP monolith on Amazon Web Services to a suite of Go microservices on Google Cloud Platform

Description

Over the course of 2017, the API traffic of the New York Times crossword tripled. At the same time, a very small team of engineers managed to migrate its platform from a PHP monolith on Amazon Web Services to a suite of Go microservices on Google Cloud Platform. JP Robinson explains how his team was able to make the migration with zero downtime while cutting infrastructure costs in half.

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JP Robinson

New York Times

JP Robinson is a principal software engineer at the New York Times, where he has been using and evangelizing Go and microservices for over five years. When he’s not walking around the office beating the drum to lead coworkers toward serenity with Go and Google Cloud, he can be found lounging with his fat cat, enjoying the amazing food of NYC, or attempting (and failing) to get the high score on Joust at Barcade.

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