• A TechWomen fellow, mentors girls on motherboard exercise at local orphanage in Astana

    Global Mentorship from Silicon Valley to Kazakhstan

    April 20, 2016

    Co-author: Heather Frank Female engineers face all kinds of challenges and inequalities throughout their professional lives, and more often than not, they navigate them alone. However, these challenges are not limited by country borders. In fact, women from all over the world have similar experiences, which is why it's important for us to connect. Heather and I are part of a mentorship and cultural exchange program called TechWomen. The program brings together female leaders in...

  • Kafka Ecosystem at LinkedIn

    April 19, 2016

    Apache Kafka is a highly scalable messaging system that plays a critical role as LinkedIn’s central data pipeline. Kafka was developed at LinkedIn back in 2010, and it currently handles more than 1.4 trillion messages per day across over 1400 brokers. Kafka’s strong durability and low latency have enabled us to use Kafka to power a number of newer mission-critical use cases at LinkedIn. These include replacing MySQL replication in Espresso with Kafka-based replication, Venice and...

  • Upgrade Testing on iOS: Keeping up with 3x3

    April 15, 2016

    Our newly introduced 3x3 release cadence is an effort to keep up in the fast-paced world of native apps where increasing consumer demands and decreasing release cycle times require us to be more agile with our app releases. As a corollary, we have more flexibility to experiment (A/B test) with new features, to make more data-driven design decisions, and most importantly, to reduce the turnaround time for bug fixes. And that’s not all. We are now better positioned to keep up with...

  • Gobblin Gobbles Camus, Looks Towards the Future

    April 13, 2016

    We shared Gobblin with the open source community a year ago. Since then, we’ve seen increasing interest and adoption among engineers, researchers and...

  • Getting to Know Kamilah Taylor

    April 12, 2016

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the...

  • Open Sourcing Dr. Elephant

    April 8, 2016

    We are proud to announce today that we are open sourcing Dr. Elephant, a powerful tool that helps users of Hadoop and Spark understand, analyze, and...