Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

Department Tea: Tristan Lawrence '97, Google Site Reliability Engineer

Start: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
End: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
Location: 329 McGregory

Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be Tristan Lawrence, a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. Tristan graduated from Colgate in 1997 with a dual major in Asian Studies and Physical Science. After graduation, he began working in the IT industry and has been working at Google since 2005.

Lunch will be served following the talk.

Title: A Cluster of Spiders
Speaker: Tristan Lawrence '97, Google

The first step in indexing the Internet is to download it. But how do you replicate such a widely distributed, dynamic entity? Tristan Lawrence '97, a Site Reliability Engineer from Google, will discuss the challenges of implementing a web crawl at Google scale and explore the lessons Google engineers have learned while operating some of the world's most complex and data-intensive online services.