Monday, February 28, 2005

Behind the scenes at Google

I've just discovered that the University of Washington have webcasts of all their Computer Science & Engineering colloquia online. Wouldn't it be good if all Universities did this sort of thing? After all, the technology to do it really isn't that expensive anymore...

There looks to be some interesting talks, but the one that immediately stood out from the 2005 programme was Jeff Dean taking a look behind the scenes look at Google.

Jeff Dean talking about Google

Coincidentally I also discovered a good paper on the Google File System written up for the 19th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles by Google themselves, along with video of the talk they gave at the symposium.

All in all, it adds up to a rare look inside the Google black box...


  1. Anonymous3:56 am

    ibiblio makes an effort to share talks when guests (e.g. Lawrence Lessig, Eben Moglen, Robin Miller) come visit.

  2. I spent days just going through all the videos they have at University of Washington when I first discovered the site. Although I'm not less able to spend time with their great lectures, their genuine effort to share information is greatly appreciated by me and I'm sure thousands of others.

    I find myself benefiting most from guests’ lectures that give a brief glimpse in the operation and insight of their company, success stories and their perspective in life. Technical stuffs we can all learn, but it's the insight, the opinion of those who've succeeded which is more precious.

    Great job, U of Washington, and keep up the good work.