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Embracing Your Personal Apocalypse: A Light-Hearted Jaunt Through an Abject Failure

Will Pressly (EdgeCast)
Location: 211/212
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 38 ratings)
Slides:   1-PPTX 

Mistakes happen. Hopefully not frequently — but they do. Sometimes they are small, other times big. Sometimes they can be existential crises that can leave deep professional scars.

This talk describes such a mistake — by the person who made it — and how the person and the organization recovered and grew from it.

This keynote is sponsored by EdgeCast, now part of Verizon

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Will Pressly


Will Pressly is a Principal Engineer at Verizon EdgeCast. Pressly leads the team that authors, maintains and operates all DNS and Load Balancer code for EdgeCast’s CDNs and its DNS Product, Route. He is focused on Application Performance/Extensibility/Reliability and Operational Automation.

Prior to joining EdgeCast in late 2010, Will completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Clemson University with a focus on Applied Algorithms and a dissertation concerning diagnosis of Epilepsy from EEG data. When not working, Will endeavors, largely successfully, to prevent his small children from critically injuring themselves.