Richard Crowley

Richard Crowley
Engineer, Slack

Website | @rcrowley

Richard started his career as part of the Yahoo! Intern Class of 2006 and was subsequently offered a position at Flickr. After building the Flickr Uploadr, today used by millions of Flickr users around the world, Richard left Flickr to join OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing DNS provider. At OpenDNS, Richard leads engineering on backend systems, namely the DNS Stats processing system which handles more than 8 billion DNS queries daily. Richard is a 2007 graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis, where he earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.


Location: Regency 1 Level: Intermediate
Richard Crowley (Slack)
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OpenDNS performs more than 8 billion DNS queries each day, generating mountains of data which we give back to our users. Processing and storing the interesting bits took a special map-reduce pipeline running on seven servers, backed by MySQL and memcached. I'll share all of the false starts and the techniques used to finally cope with more than half a gigabyte of log files per minute. Read more.
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