Nir is a professional software engineer with expertise in Java, Node and Python and with over 14 years of experience in developing server-side applications. He likes challenges and has passion for building things, playing with new technologies and learning new things.
After graduating B.Sc. in computer science he stayed another few years in university to complete M.Sc. in Mathematics specializing in Graph theory and algorithms. Then felt that the academy-life might not be for him after all, so he joined the high-tech industry.
It took a bit over a year to understand that large corporations are not his cup of tea before he joined a small startup as the third developer, two years later that startup was bought and he moved to the Silicon Valley to help it continue to grow. Two years ago he joined Netflix and now is a member of Cloud Platform Automation team, helping his fellow engineers to deliver great "moments of truth" to over 60 million subscribers.
Maintaining ~300 Cassandra clusters is not a simple task: it requires being able to run maintenence jobs (like repairs & node replacements), upgrades, backups & restores and etc across a fleet of more than 7000 machines. This session will review basic principles we use to make everything "tick".
Silicon Valley Code Camp 2015 Evergreen Valley College