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Over the past two decades, The New York Times has successfully made the transition to a digital-first company while maintaining its reputation as one of the most trusted news sources in the world. CTO Nick Rockwell discusses the latest steps in the Times’ journey: implementing Fastly in preparation for record traffic during the 2016 presidential election. He covers the impact the NYT saw to backend load and to global performance, as well as the long-term implications for their infrastructure. And of course, he also discusses the timeline of election night, and how surprise and unpredictability led to rapid shifts in reader behavior and the NYT’s response.