Omar Baldinado introducing the Facebook Networking @ Scale event, 22 May 2018
The event was held at the Computer History Museum.
To pick out one talk for attention, Niky Riga described the Edge Fabric which Facebook uses to configure and operate its equipment in PoPs, of which it has many hundreds, generally located in shared co-location space near to its users, so as to be able to serve content with lower latency than would be possible for direct service from the large data centers. This was a refresh of the material from an paper published in ACM Sigcomm, available here https://research.fb.com/publications/engineering-egress-with-edge-fabric/
These events are good for meeting new people involved with networking, and for meeting up with people whom one hasn’t seen for a while, without the effort of going to Nanog or IETF meetings.
Updating, 22 June 18, to add the link to the video archive of the talks. https://code.facebook.com/posts/197834857529284/networking-scale-2018-recap/