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The 5G Experience – University of Missouri College of Engineering

Journalism major Andrew Moore (left) and Kaitlyn Zahn, a senior majoring in computer science, discuss ideas for 5G with other class participants during their trip to Dallas. This spring semester, 19 University of Missouri students are participating in a new immersive 5G course in partnership with AT&T. The course will explore the impact of wireless technology on college campuses and beyond. The course, “Connectivity and 5G” uses a multidisciplinary approach with students and instructors from a variety of fields of…

Profiles in Coding: Rick Boone, Core Infrastructure, San Francisco

Career paths for engineers are often constrained to two possibilities: becoming a people manager or a high-level individual contributor. At Uber, however, engineers have taken on a variety of roles, from moving into a product track to working on promotions and compensation.  Uber Engineering’s Rick Boone found another path, working his way from a site reliability engineering (SRE) role to a software engineering role to joining the Infrastructure Leadership Team as a strategic advisor. Rick built on years of engineering…

One-Size SOSA Fits the Army, Navy, and Air Force

Compatibility of sensor-based weapons systems across different branches of the military has long been a goal if not a reality. It’s especially critical as electronic systems grow in complexity in response to emerging threats. Efforts at compatibility among different command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems have spawned a large number of standards that serve as design guidelines for specific systems, but not across a wide range of applications. The U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force are…

Tricks of the Trade: Tuning JVM Memory for Large-scale Services

Running queries on Uber’s data platform lets us make data-driven decisions at every level, from forecasting rider demand during high traffic events to identifying and addressing bottlenecks in the driver sign-up process. Our Apache Hadoop-based data platform ingests hundreds of petabytes of analytical data with minimum latency and stores it in a data lake built on top of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).  Our data platform leverages several open source projects (Apache Hive, Apache Presto, and Apache Spark) for…

Impact of Cache Locality

In the past, we didn’t have the opportunity to evaluate as many CPUs as we do today. The hardware ecosystem was simple – Intel had consistently delivered industry leading processors. Other vendors could not compete with them on both performance and cost. Recently it all changed: AMD has been challenging the status quo with their 2nd Gen EPYC processors. This is not the first time that Intel has been challenged; previously there was Qualcomm, and we worked with AMD and…

Tumblr Engineering — Just checking since things suddenly behaved…

I’ve been at Tumblr for four years as of last month, and in those four years I’ve moved from Engineer to Senior Engineer to Principal Engineer. Everyone’s journey along the path of their career is different, and engineering is a little different everywhere, but this is my story. My hope is that it provides some insight into Tumblr’s career ladder and some themes that are universal across engineering cultures at other companies. Prelude: Full Stack Madness Before I joined Tumblr,…

How Spotify Aligned CDN Services for a Lightning Fast Streaming Experience

Spotify built its business on flawless content delivery. Our streaming platform serves up more than 50 million tracks (plus an array of images and other assets) to more than 230 million monthly active users around the world — making us one of the world’s leading streaming services. With content that feels instant and immersive, we help our customers have the best experience possible with their favorite artists. Behind the scenes, our technology has evolved over time to achieve our user…

Servers for an Accelerated Future

“Every server can run every service.” We designed and built Cloudflare’s network to be able to grow capacity quickly and inexpensively; to allow every server, in every city, to run every service; and to allow us to shift customers and traffic across our network efficiently. We deploy standard, commodity hardware, and our product developers and customers do not need to worry about the underlying servers. Our software automatically manages the deployment and execution of our developers’ code and our customers’…

MU alumni give $2 million gift to NextGen Precision Health Institute

Mike Brown, a 1979 graduate of the College of Engineering, talked about how collaboration is key to transforming healthcare in the future. A $2 million gift from University of Missouri alumni will support the university’s NextGen Precision Health Institute, the capital priority for the state’s flagship campus. University officials celebrated the gift from Mike Brown, a 1979 MU graduate, and his wife Millie Brown, a 1982 graduate. “We are grateful for Mike and Millie’s tremendous support,” MU Chancellor Alexander N.…

Engineering the Future of Maps at Uber

Maps are at the heart of Uber’s services and core to the experience for millions of users. Our cutting-edge cartography makes it easy for drivers to locate passengers, delivery people to quickly transport meals via Uber Eats, and JUMP users to hop on the closest scooter or bike.  Maps aren’t always flashy (although many of our Uber Movement data visualizations are quite striking), but they’re incredibly important. In fact, the nature of our maps technology means that if our users…