Thorbiörn Fritzon, Infrastructure engineer, Spotify
Thorbiörn Fritzon is an infrastructure engineer at Spotify and a programming language geek. When he isn't breaking stuff at will, he's working on scaling the Spotify services to the next order of magnitude.
making spotify scale
While exceeding 100 million active users is a sweet milestone to pass, it unavoidably lead to some rude awakenings for us at Spotify engineering. Now that throwing hardware at problems has become prohibitively expensive (there will be war stories), how do we meet our next architectural scale of 1 billion active users? "And thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought."