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Tyler McMullen

Tyler McMullen
CTO, Fastly


Tyler McMullen is CTO of Fastly, where he is responsible for the system architecture and leads the company’s technology vision. As part of the founding team, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s instant purging system, API, and real-time analytics. Previously, Tyler worked on text analysis and recommendations at Scribd. A self-described technology curmudgeon, Tyler has experience in everything from web design to kernel development and loathes all of it. Especially distributed systems.


Location: 120/121
Tyler McMullen (Fastly), Bruce Spang (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
How do you build a distributed cache invalidation system that can invalidate content in 150 milliseconds across a global network of servers? We will discuss the process of constructing a production-ready distributed system built on solid theoretical foundations. This talk will cover using research to design systems, the bimodal multicast algorithm, and the behavior of this system in production. Read more.