Engineering Digest #2

💥 Tech digest #2 is here💥 — And now in Telegram as well https://t.me/engdigest

The hero of this digest is Jeff Dean (https://research.google.com/pubs/jeff.html). Jeff Dean is Chuck Norris of computer science. Fact about Jeff Dean: Jeff Dean puts his pants on one leg at a time, but if he had more than two legs, you would see that his approach is actually O(log n). Check out other facts about Jeff, they are hilarious :)

👉👉👉 Q+A With Jeff Dean: The Brain Behind Google’s Artificial Intelligence

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhigh/2016/08/01/a-tour-inside-googles-brain

👉👉👉 How Google is remaking itself as a “Machine Learning First” company and the importance of teaching engineers machine learning

https://backchannel.com/how-google-is-remaking-itself-as-a-machine-learning-first-company-ada63defcb70

👉👉👉 For everyone who is interested in scaling and building distributed systems for machine learning tasks (like myself) read these two papers:

TensorFlow: Large-Scale Machine Learning on Heterogeneous Distributed Systems

https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/45166.pdf

Large Scale Distributed Deep Networks

https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/40565.pdf

👉👉👉 “Evolving Distributed Tracing at Uber”. Read about how our core infrastructure engineers built reliable distributed tracing system

https://eng.uber.com/distributed-tracing/

👉👉👉 Yet another perspective on interviewing engineering candidates

https://www.xaprb.com/blog/interviewing/

👉👉👉 “Whiteboard” interviews are widely hated. They also discriminate against people who are already underrepresented in the field. Or how David Heinemeier Hansson (creator of Ruby on Rails) didn’t pass Google interview.

https://theoutline.com/post/1166/programmers-are-confessing-their-coding-sins-to-protest-a-broken-job-interview-process

http://insights.dice.com/2016/11/21/whiteboard-interview-problems/

That’s it for today! Hope you will enjoy reading and… one more fact about Jeff Dean: When Jeff Dean designs software, he first codes the binary and then writes the source as documentation 🤓

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