Richie Artoul is a software engineer on Uber's Observability infrastructure team. He also really likes distributed timeseries databases, like a lot.
Charlie and Oz dive into Richie's tips for side projects, reading programming textbooks, finding mentors at work, and navigating large engineering orgs like Uber. We also learn that Richie recently took up Jiu-Jitsu (just like Oz) - and now Charlie's hoping for a Vader / Obi Wan style "roll" in their future.
Links and resources:
- Optimizing MS: How Uber Halved Our Metrics Ingestion Latency by (Briefly) Forking the Go Compiler - Richie's post on the Uber engineering blog
- M3 & M3DB
- Rubber duck debugging
- DynamoDB paper
- Write a brag document - Julia Evans
- Richie Artoul on Twitter
- Charlie Harrington on Twitter
- Oz Nova on Twitter
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