How Netflix Builds High Performance Applications at Global Scale

We all want to build applications that are blazingly fast. We also want to scale them to users all over the world. Can the two happen together? Can users in the slowest of environments also get a fast experience? Learn how we do this at Netflix: how we understand every user’s needs and preferences and build high performance applications that work for every user, every time.

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Prasanna Vijayanathan, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix

Prasanna Vijayanathan is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in building high-performance applications and frameworks. Currently employed at Netflix, he holds a prominent role as an engineer and lead, spearheading initiatives aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of users and leveraging those insights to enhance the overall user experience across applications. Throughout his career, Prasanna has taken on diverse roles within various organizations, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. As an engineer, his technical expertise and proficiency lie in building high performance, low latency applications on web and mobile platforms through the use of data analysis and artificial intelligence. His passion for innovation and problem-solving has consistently driven him to deliver cutting-edge applications, work that he has presented at many international conferences, journals and publications. In addition to his technical acumen, Prasanna has also excelled as an engineering leader and manager, building teams from scratch, fostering collaboration and creating an environment conducive to innovation. His strong leadership skills have been instrumental in driving organizational growth and delivering impactful solutions. Beyond his professional endeavors, Prasanna has actively contributed to the community as an executive director on boards of non-profit organizations and a mentor to many students and engineers. His dedication to making a positive impact extends beyond the tech industry, as he leverages his skills and experience to support the missions of these non-profits. His ability to navigate diverse landscapes and bring about meaningful change showcases his commitment to driving social impact and giving back to society.

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