Speaking & Writing

Toria enjoys giving technical talks about search engines. She has done a bit of writing for her employers' engineering blogs, which she also enjoys very much.


Search Engines: How They Work and Why You Need Them

self.conference (June 7-8, 2019)

Search Engines: How They Work and Why You Need Them | Lightning talk

StarCon (January 19-20, 2019)

How Hackathons are like Real Life | Keynote

WiCHacks RIT (February 10-11, 2018)

A Search Index is not a Database Index

FullStack Toronto (October 23-24, 2017)

Introduction to Search Systems

ScaleConf Colombia (March 24-25, 2017)


Five Common Data Stores and When to Use Them (October 15, 2019)

An introduction to some common data storage options and when you might use them.
Content from this blog has been extracted into a Google Snippet

Deploying to Google Kubernetes Engine (June 5, 2018)

A look at how Etsy performs secure deploys to both GKE and on-premesis Kubernetes.

Being an Effective Ally to Women and Non-Binary People (October 19, 2016)

Ten ways to adjust your workplace behaviour for better allyship.
Co-authored by Ian Malpass
See also: Recommended Reading for Allies by Toria Gibbs and Ian Malpass