How Facebook whizzes made “Look Back” videopalooza happen
We’ve written a bit about the infrastructure challenges Facebook faced in providing more than 700 million Look Back videos to its users. But if you want more of the nitty gritty, take a look at the video below of Goranka Bjedov’s talk at the recent Facebook data@scale event. Hosted near Facebook’s newish Cambridge facility, this was the first such event to occur outside California. Obviously, that didn’t happen in this case because the applications side of the house had proposed Look Back to the higher-ups and, as they informed Bjedov, “Mark really liked the idea” — Mark being, of course, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.