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Bing Wei examines the limitations that Slack's backend ran into and how they overcame them to scale from supporting small teams to serving large organizations of hundreds and thousands of users. She tells stories about the edge cache service, real-time messaging system and how they evolved for major product efforts including Grid and Shared Channels. Filmed at qconsf.com.
Bing Wei is a software engineer on the infrastructure team at Slack, working on its edge cache service. Before Slack, she was at Twitter, where she contributed to the open source RPC library Finagle, worked on core services for Tweets and Timelines, and led the migration of Tweet writes from the monolithic Rails application to the JVM-based microservices.