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Tim Stokes, Web architect at FamilySearch

Tim Stokes

Biography: Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes is a web architect at FamilySearch where he helps deliver core search functionality and thinks about URIs a lot. Prior to FamilySearch, Tim worked in London and Sydney with a number of companies including BT, Citigroup, Royal and SunAlliance, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Press Co, Prudential, GM Vauxhall, The London Stock Exchange, Qantas, AMP and Intuit Australia

Presentation: FamilySearch

Track: Architecture Case Studies / Time: Tuesday 14:30 - 15:20 / Location: Rytmisk Sal, Musikhuset

FamilySearch provides a searchable index of historical documents such as births, christenings, deaths, marriages and census records. So far over two billion (and counting) persons have been indexed from photographs of original documents by volunteers all over the world. FamilySearch also provides a web application which allows social networking style collaboration to build a family tree for the world.

This session will describe the architecture of FamilySearch and provide insights into how various challenges have been solved such as deployment to the cloud using Lasic, publishing and storage of record collections, performance through the whole system, and permanent URLs.

Keywords: Cloud Computing, Lasic, Scala, Deployment, Genealogy, Family History
Target Audience: Architects