• Project Falco Contributes to OpenSwitch, a Linux Foundation Project

    June 1, 2016

    Co-authors: Saikrishna Kotha and Shawn Zandi We recently wrote a blog post on Project Falco, our new disaggregated switching platform that is part of Altair, LinkedIn’s next-generation data center design. Our vision is to build a programmable data center fabric on top of an open network operating system. While scaling our data centers out, we want to control the...

  • Greg Arnold

    Getting to Know Greg Arnold

    May 31, 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 company. They are the ones who create, build, and maintain our platform, tools, and features—as well as write posts for this blog. In this series, we feature some of the people and personalities that make...

  • From Good to World-Class: What Makes Software Engineers Excel at their Craft

    May 27, 2016

    This post was originally published on the LinkedIn publisher platform. There are three criteria we use in performance reviews for engineers at LinkedIn: leadership, execution, and craftsmanship. The first two are pretty obvious: we all are used to evaluating how well we get people moving in the same direction and how successfully we ship and get s**t done. But “...

  • Open Sourcing Kafka Monitor

    May 25, 2016

    Apache Kafka has become a standard messaging system for large-scale, streaming data. In companies like LinkedIn it is used as the...

  • Kafkaesque Days at LinkedIn – Part 1

    May 24, 2016

    This is the first post in a blog series adapted from my talk at the inaugural Kafka Summit. Apache Kafka is the backbone for various...

  • Speed, Performance, and Public Profile

    May 17, 2016

    Co-authors: Gaurav Phapale and Oliver Tse A public profile page is a guest-accessible LinkedIn member’s profile page. When you visit...