Engineers Onstage

A biweekly series exploring the careers of engineers in the Bay Area and beyond. Available on the web, or as a podcast.


June 17, 2012: Kelm on computer architecture, global engineering management at Intel

"The other aspect of it is, even with a cache-coherent system, you can have different interleavings of memory as viewed by third parties." John Kelm on computer architecture, global engineering management

June 14, 2012: Reuben Smith on RIM, building web communities, engineering education in Canada

“All the content...is licensed under Creative Commons. So you don't necessarily feel like you're giving something to some behemoth corporation...The company exists kind of for the community". Reuben Smith on RIM, building web communities, engineering education in Canada

May 31, 2012: Muriello on security, culture at facebook

"One type of attack that doesn't fall into either of those is something we call 'likejacking', or 'clickjacking' where you're sent to some random site, sexybartenders.com or something like that." Dan Muriello on security, culture, and technology at facebook

March 29, 2012: Indranil Gupta on distributed systems

"I do not believe in doing theory where we actually don't build the system. Nor do I believe in building a system that is hacky and that doesn't solve a fundamental scientific problem". Professor Indranil Gupta on distributed systems

March 19, 2012: Gabe Levy on the early days of the web

"It was called FreeMerchant. The idea was, as many things were on the web then, it was going to be free. We built it and launched it in 1998." Gabe Levy on the dotcom bubble, voice over IP, and network protocol optimization at Riverbed

March 16, 2012: Andrew Lee on Firebase

"'Oh Great! You have the SWOT analysis, and you have Five Forces and all these things,' which are probably great for some types of businesses. But for what we were doing...they just told us, 'You're crazy. Stop this.'" Andrew Lee on entrepreneurship

March 08, 2012: Ryoo on Semiconductors

"You can't make a physical layer thinner than one atom." Shane Ryoo on graduate education, semiconductors, and electronic design automation