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CS for Managers (Livestream from NYC)

General Assembly

Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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CS for Managers (Livestream from NYC)

David Lifson, Product Manager, General Assembly

Learn to speak knowledgeably about questions like "Why is my website slow?" by understanding how the web works. We'll walk through all the steps that happen from when you type a URL into a browser to when the page finishes loading. We will analyze the various problems that arise when a site goes from one user to thousands to millions and the common engineering techniques for solving them. We'll cover topics ranging from networking (DNS, IP Addresses, what do routers do, load balancing) to databases (how do they work, what is sharding, when do you need it) and everything between. As a manager, you need to understand tradeoffs and avoid surprises, so we'll talk about which bottlenecks occur at different points as your site grows in usage, and why hiring more engineers or more servers doesn't always help. No knowledge of programming is necessary.

David Lifson is the Product Manager of the Education Programs & Outcomes team at General Assembly. Previously, he co-founded, led the Product team at Etsy, and was Technical Product Manager for Amazon's Personalized Recommendations team. He also volunteers for AngelList as the official Scout in NYC.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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