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UW CSE alum Ankur Jain co-leads Emmy-winning team at Google YouTube!

AnkurUW CSE alum Ankur Jain is co-tech-lead of the team at Google that builds and operates YouTube’s content distribution network.  In awarding Google YouTube a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said:

“Since YouTube’s founding in 2005, the world is surprised on a daily basis by the creativity, inspiration and passion that the planet’s most creative people bring to the YouTube platform. Each month, a billion people watch more than 6 billion hours of video. Each minute, creators upload 100 more hours for the world to watch. To meet this fundamental engineering challenge, the YouTube team has created new, innovative ways to upload, store, manage and deliver all kinds of video programming to viewers the instant they want to watch it …

“Together, these achievements have fundamentally changed the way an entire generation thinks of and experiences television.”

Congratulations, Ankur.  Don’t drop it!  (Read more here.)

October 25, 2013