Building a Global Language Platform: Duolingo's Architecture for Growth and Performance

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Vitor Pellegrino

Site Reliability Engineering @Duolingo

Vitor Pellegrino is a Director of Engineering at SeatGeek. He leads the Cloud Platform team, which is the group responsible for developing the platform that powers all SeatGeek's systems. 

He has been working as a software developer for over 15 years with companies in Brazil, Germany and the US. Most of his career was spent with highly distributed Microservices, high-traffic scenarios, and the challenges of implementing SRE and Continuous Delivery practices at an organization level. 

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Zhen Zhou

Software Engineer at @Duolingo, Previous Theoretical Computer Science Enthusiast @CMU

Zhen is a software engineer at Duolingo. He is a core member of the Growth Infrastructure team, which is responsible for backend microservices that fuels Duolingo’s vibrant social features and retention strategies.

He joined Duolingo in 2020 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University. He is deeply passionate about designing and implementing robust backend infrastructure that directly impacts millions of users globally. He embraces challenges that come with evolving system designs and adapts services to meet the needs of a growing and diverse global audience.

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