Architectures you’ve always wondered about

Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 3:51pm

TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Rm. 1132

Have you ever browsed to a site like EBay, Amazon, LinkedIn, FaceBook and wondered or even fantasized about what software architecture may have used and what insights their teams must have after solving such complex and large-scale problems. This colloquium talk will feature LinkedIn, a leading Professional Networking Web 2.0 Company ( ). Here is your exclusive chance to learn directly from one of the most known and high-volume web applications in the world.

From scaling a large graph to building a new replication system, Jean-Luc and Anu Sastri will explore the lessons and techniques used by LinkedIn to sustain the growth of this popular professional social networking site. Jean-Luc will also go over the key research areas that LinkedIn is looking to tackle.


Jean-Luc Valliant: As Chief Technology Officer, Jean-Luc focuses on LinkedIn’s technical architecture. Jean-Luc is one of the co-founders of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Jean-Luc was as Director of Engineering for Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) in charge of the integration of video into MSN 6. Jean-Luc, a native of France, also served as Director of Software Development at Spotlife until the company was acquired by Logitech. Before that, Jean-Luc was VP of Development of MatchNet, which acquired SocialNet in May 2001. Jean-Luc has also held engineering management positions at Fujitsu Software Corporation and at the research labs of France Telecom. Jean-Luc holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Marseille and a post-graduate degree in Network Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST).

Anuradha Sastri is the Technology Programs Director in the office of CTO at LinkedIn where she closely works with Jean-Luc. Priort to this, she was the Director of Engineering at TIBCO Sofware Inc. where she was focusing on Enterprise Integration Software. Anuradha is an alumni of Department Of Computer Science department, UCSB. She graduated with a M.S in 1995.