SAM SIG: Pandora: Architecture lessons from the first 13 million listeners

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    Pandora: Architecture lessons from the first 13 million listeners
       Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora

    Abstract
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    Two and a half years ago, Pandora's CTO Tom Conrad visited SDForum to talk about the architecture behind a new personalized Internet radio service called Pandora. Tom's coming back to talk about what they've had to do to scale Pandora to meet the requirements of 13 million users who enjoy what has become the largest Internet radio source in the world.

    Presenters
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    Tom Conrad leads the Pandora product organization, which includes product management, user interface design, software development, and network operations. Over the years, Tom has led numerous engineering and product design teams across a wide range of applications - from operating systems and enterprise software to video games and consumer web sites. Before joining Pandora, Tom was the Vice President of Engineering at Kenamea, Inc. where he led the teams responsible for the design and development of an award-winning Internet-scale messaging
    system. Tom previously was the Technical Director at Berkeley Systems for the successful video game series "You Don't Know Jack."

    Past experience also includes engineering management positions at Relevance Technologies, Documentum and Pets.com. Tom began his career at Apple Computer developing user interface elements for the Mac OS. Tom holds three U.S. patents. He got his B.S. in Computer Engineering
    from the University of Michigan.




    Location

    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA

     

    Agenda

    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations

     

    Price

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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