The Math of Scalability

Thursday, 27 October, 2022 - 14:4515:30

Avishai Ish-Shalom


Math is often viewed as "too academic" and detached from the realities of engineering. Not so! Math is about rigorous modeling and flushing out hidden assumptions and is an invaluable tool for understanding the world. This talk showcases mathematical models that provide insights on how things scale

Avishai Ish-Shalom[node:field-speakers-institution]

"In a world where anything has an API, everything is a software problem."

This insight has guided Avishai Ish-Shalom throughout his diverse career working on improving the complex socio-technical systems that create and operate modern software and promoting the use of Mathematics in system design and operations. Spending 17 years in various software fields and capacities, Avishai has served as Developer advocate for ScyllaDB (the boring database), Engineer in Residence in Aleph VC, engineering manager at and co-founder of Fewbytes. Currently Avishai is an independent researcher and consultant.

@conference {284659,
author = {Avishai Ish-Shalom},
title = {The Math of Scalability },
year = {2022},
address = {Amsterdam},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct,