Presentation: "Introduction: Architectures You've Always wondered About"

Time: Friday 10:00 - 10:10

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

Abstract: Have you ever browsed to a site like eBay or Amazon and wondered, or even fantasized about what software architecture they may have used, and what insights their teams must have after solving such complex and large-scale problems? This track will give you an exclusive chance to learn directly from some of the most well-known and high-volume web applications in the world. In previous QCons, this track featured,, SecondLife, eBay, Linked-In, Yahoo!,, and the This year will feature Facebook, Linked-In, and even more case studies of some of the most notable large scale systems in the world.

Randy Shoup, eBay Architect

 Randy  Shoup Randy Shoup is a Distinguished Architect in the eBay Marketplace Architecture group. Since 2004, he has been the primary architect for eBay's search infrastructure. Prior to eBay, Randy was Chief Architect at Tumbleweed Communications, and has also held a variety of software development and architecture roles at Oracle and Informatica. He received a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science, and an AB in Political Science, from Stanford University.