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Building Twitter & Airbnb - Stories from Silicon Valley

Florian Leibert, Co-Founder and CEO at Mesosphere

10-Apr-2017, 4 pm

Location:  DIMA, TU Berlin, E-N 719

Abstract: This talk will cover the early days of Twitter and Airbnb, where Flo joined as one of the first 100 people respectively. Flo will tell stories about engineering, management and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and about his journey from Twitter to Airbnb and finally to founding Mesosphere. Some of the talk will cover more technical topics such as how the Twitter team worked with UC Berkeley and Stanford to transform cutting edge research into a multi-billion dollar ads product and the infrastructure behind it.

Bio: Florian is Co-Founder and CEO at Mesosphere where his team is building the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), based on the Apache Mesos open source distributed systems kernel. Florian was an early engineering lead at Twitter where he helped build critical infrastructure for doing analytics and search. He was primarily responsible for Twitter’s user search product. After a few years at Twitter, Florian joined Airbnb and built out the data infrastructure team. He has published a number of patents and papers in the area of information retrieval and large-scale distributed systems. Florian was also the main author of Chronos, a fault tolerant job dependency scheduler and job orchestration framework built on top of Apache Mesos.