Berkeley Tech Talk on Performance
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I went to Berkeley today to talk to a group of students about performance, why it matters, and how Yelp as a company approaches it. Since Berkeley now teaches Computer Science in Python and Yelp uses this language extensively I decided to focus on Python profiling, then explained tracing and how this is used at Yelp, and concluded with a word of caution against premature optimization and lack of user-centered performance monitoring.
Here's a picture of the room before the event started:
It was a lot of fun to get to talk at Berkeley, thanks to the students and Yelp for setting this up and making it happen!