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...