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Engineering challenges at elsewhere

Engineering challenges at Smarkets

A few days ago I posted a long-in-the-making article about the common engineering problems and constant challenges at the $dayjob blog. There are a number of repeating themes and questions that come up when doing interviews, so I figured I might as well answer them all in one place, and with sufficient detail.

After all, why not?

Presentation slides - Professionally Paranoid Infrastructure

DC4420 Presentation: Infrastructure Design For Professionally Paranoid

I gave a surprisingly long presentation in April at the dc4420 monthly event. What was supposed to be at most 40'ish minutes followed by short Q&A ended up taking more than an hour thanks to lively discussion during the different segments.

This was an overview of infrastructural design constraints for a betting exchange, especially focused on finding practical ways to address the regulatory demands. At the cross-section between gambling and FinTech the environment comes with some fairly unique externally imposed requirements.

The slides are a revised version of the presentation material, designed as better suited for distribution.

You can find the slides here: Infrastructure Design for the Professionally Paranoid

Presentation slides - size_t Does Matter

DC4420 Presentation: size_t Does Matter

I gave a short presentation in October at the dc4420 monthly event. The talk was about the simple theory and practice behind hash extension attacks.

You can find the slides here: size_t Does Matter

Quoted on the Finnish Phoenix

BBC on the Finnish Phoenix

Well that was unexpected. BBC just quoted me.