Speaker: Janet Wiener

Software engineer @Facebook
Janet Wiener is a software engineer at Facebook. She likes working with data, all the way from “how do we find and use data to make decisions” to “how do we store/query bits most efficiently in a data store”. She has worked on a variety of projects at Facebook, including Scuba, a fast in-memory data store; Chorus, a real-time data pipeline for reporting what people are saying in aggregate on Facebook; and Quick Promotion, a tool for running promotions on behalf of Facebook. She also teaches Facebook employees how to make product decisions and trouble shoot live systems issues by asking questions, running experiments, and using data tools to collect and analyze the data. Her previous work includes database algorithms, distributed systems performance, and web exploration at Stanford University, DEC, Compaq, and HP. She earned a PhD in databases from the U. of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and a BA from Williams College in 1989.

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