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Samantha Schaevitz

Samantha Schaevitz


Session Name: How We Scaled Google Meet during COVID19

As COVID-19 turned our world into a more physically distant one, many people began looking to online video conferencing to maintain social, educational, and workplace contact. In this talk, I’ll share how we ensured that Meet’s available service capacity was ahead of its 30x COVID-19 usage growth, and how we made that growth technically and operationally sustainable by leveraging a number of SRE best practices.

Speaker Bio:

Samantha Schaevitz is a Staff Software Engineer on the Google Apps Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team in Zürich, where she works on Meet, Calendar, Tasks, and Voice. Originally from California, she enjoys thinking about why complex systems fail, and why airplanes do not. Her maximum latitudinal position is 67.853°.