How Dropbox Did It and How Python Helped

A session at PyCon US 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

9:00am to 9:30am (EST)

Dropbox is a startup company located in San Francisco that has probably one of the most popular file synchronization and sharing tools in the world, shipping Python on the desktop and supporting millions of users and growing every day. Dropbox uses Python on the client-side and server side as well.

This talk will give an overview of the first two years of Dropbox, the team formation, our early guiding principles and philosophies, what worked for us and what we learned while building the company and engineering infrastructure. It will also cover why Python was essential to the success of the project and the rough edges we had to overcome to make it our long term programming environment and runtime. Finally it will give some insight into the future of Dropbox and where the project is going.

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Rian Hunter

dad of three, philanthropist, human rights activist, foodie. currently @ Dropbox bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am9:30am EST

Date Sat 12th March 2011

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