URLs: In Plain View

May 27, 2017, 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The web wouldn’t be the web without URLs. Unlike most web technology, URLs are not designed primarily to connect computers to each other. URLs connect us, people, to our software. This is an approachable engineering introduction to the often-overlooked URL, its evolution, and its many moving parts.

Mahmoud Hashemi

Mahmoud Hashemi is a backend engineer and architect, open-source library maintainer, and Wikipedian. Newly building services and teams at shopkick, for many years, he built scalable enterprise Python services at PayPal, where he wrote technical essays and presented O’Reilly’s Enterprise Software with Python. On the Wikipedia side of things, he’s known for Listen to Wikipedia, Wikipedia Social Search, the Weeklypedia newsletter, the Wikipedia IFTTT channel, and much much more. He believes education is more than something you receive, and that every coder should be able to see one, do one, then teach one.

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