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 ran Colossus and GFS.
I'm a double graduate of Trinity College: I completed a B.A.
(Mod) in Computer Science in 2002, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science
in 2009; my 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.