Hi, I'm John Tobin.
Since July 2010 I've been working in Site Reliability
Engineering at Google. Currently I'm
the manager of BigTable SRE
in Dublin; previously I was an SRE running BigTable, Colossus, and
I'm a double graduate of Trinity
College, Dublin: I completed a B.A. (Mod) in Computer Science
in 2002, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2009; my M.Sc. thesis
and papers are available from my
publications page. I studied for my M.Sc. in evenings and
weekends, in addition to my full-time job, and completed it in two
years, the minimum time period permitted.
For seven years I was a Unix Systems Administrator in the
School of Computer Science and
Statistics, Trinity College
For four years I was a Unix Systems Administrator for the
Internet Society, Trinity College Dublin.