Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Director, Engineering, Facebook

Robert is Director of Engineering at Facebook, where he leads software development for scaling and performance. He has overseen more than a tenfold expansion of the site to over 150 million users and billions of page views a day and the development of a scalable architecture for Facebook’s fast paced development environment. He received a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech, and has spent the last ten years working in a variety of engineering and management roles at startups in Silicon Valley.


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Robert Johnson (Facebook)
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At Facebook we serve billions of personalized pages every day, each of them computed from hundreds or thousands of separate pieces of data. This adds up to almost fifty million data requests per second against a dataset of over 50TB. Making every page fast in this environment is a serious challenge, and I'll be sharing some of the lessons we've learned trying to accomplish it. Read more.
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