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Ian Downes

Engineering Manager at Twitter


Ian manages the Compute Platform team at Twitter. The platform provides the container infrastructure for much of the stateless services powering and its advertising business.

In an earlier role at Twitter, Ian was an active contributor to the Apache Mesos project, working mostly on containerization and resource isolation. Pre-Twitter, Ian co-founded Ubalo (acquired by Twitter) which sought to simplify large-scale computing for academics. Ian holds an M.Sc. from Stanford University, a B.E. from Canterbury University, and a B.Sc. from Victoria University. 

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