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New York Times with Deep Kapadia and JP Robinson


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New York Times with Deep Kapadia and JP Robinson

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Deep Kapadia and JP Robinson from New York Times join Mark and Francesc to discuss how they use Google Cloud Platform to serve the New York Times to its readers.

About JP Robinson

JP Robinson maintains NYT’s internal and open source tools and frameworks that are related to the Go programming language. He also lead backend development of NYT’s games platform. Recently his team completely rewrote our backend with Go and GCP tools. In doing so they’ve managed to significantly lower request latencies and cut costs in half.

About Deep Kapadia

Deep Kapadia manages the Infrastructure and Delivery Engineering, Site Reliability and Test Automation teams at The New York Times. His teams are responsible for providing other engineering teams with tools and processes needed to get their jobs done on a day to day basis. His teams recently have been working on building the GKE deployment pipeline and enabling other teams to migrate to the Cloud from our physical datacenters and also moving their entire edge and routing caching architecture from internally hosted varnish to Fastly. They also helped move most of their site behind HTTPS.

Cool things of the week
  • Cutting cluster management fees on Google Kubernetes Engine blog
  • Coming in 2018: GCP’s Hong Kong region blog
  • Introducing an easy way to deploy containers on Google Compute Engine virtual machines blog
Interview Question of the week

What best practices are there for securing a Kubernetes Engine Cluster?

  • Precious cargo: Securing containers with Kubernetes Engine 1.8 blog
Where can you find us next?

Mark will be Montreal in December to speak at Montreal International Games Summit.

Melanie will be at NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) in Long Beach and will also be attending Black in AI on December 8th.


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