Cloudflare TV

Cloudflare Jeopardy

Presented by Dina Aluzri, Michael Manov
Originally aired on 

A classic game of Jeopardy, but with a Cloudflare Spin! Join us as we test the knowledge of our Cloudflare Customers on everything Cloudflare! Who will be crowned master of Cloudflare and winner of Cloudflare Jeopardy?

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Hello everyone and welcome to Cloudflare TV and Cloudflare spin-off of the classic game show Jeopardy.

My name is Dina and I am one of your co-hosts today for today's game and I'm on the customer success team here at Cloudflare and I am joined by my co-host Mikey down here.

Hi all you cool cats and kittens. So my name is Michael.

I'm a CSM here at Cloudflare along with Dina. I'll be one of your co-hosts today.

We are also joined by two members of the Cloudflare community as they compete to be crowned master of all of Cloudflare.

I'm going to give them a chance to introduce themselves so Jay we can start with you.

Name, company, fun fact, something like that.

Name's Jason. Me and folks at Ingenio have been proud Cloudflare customers for a few years now.

It's been a it's been a great journey with you guys.

I've enjoyed some social events with you and your leadership team and had a lot of fun.

So you've helped us out tremendously and hopefully I can prove that I know something about it.

I administer Cloudflare for our company so I should get something right here.

Love it. Thanks so much. Go to Andrew and Heather as well.

Hi I'm Andrew. I have an agency called NerdPress. We do website support and maintenance for WordPress websites and we're a relatively new Cloudflare enterprise client.

So we've been working with Dina to get all up to speed. It's been a couple of months and we're actually starting to roll this out for all of our clients so that they can take advantage of all the Cloudflare enterprise features.

So we're actually using the SSL for SaaS platform and we're definitely like pushing the edge of what we want to do with it.

But it's been great working with the team and I gotta say I'm very jealous though that I get that Jason's going to the social events.

Where's our invite? I put him on the spot here. Soon enough. Soon enough once this is all over.

Yeah right. Right now they can just give excuses that we can't do any of that right now.

I'm Heather.

I work with Andrew. I'm his director of support so I kind of make sure everything gets done at NerdPress.

Basically my job. Well it's still great to have all of you and I'm going to turn it on to Mikey just to go over the rules of the game just in case if no one's familiar with that.

So we are trying to stay pretty true to the Jeopardy spirit and the Jeopardy rules.

We're going to have a Jeopardy board up that everyone can see.

Contestants are going to name a category and an amount of points.

We're going to read the answer and we expect the response in the form of a question.

If they get it correct they'll get the points on the board.

If they get it incorrect they'll lose that amount of points from the board. So if you don't know the answer it's probably best not to buzz in.

We've actually got our contestants set up with a buzz in system so Dina will be handling that as they come in and we'll be calling on the person.

We've got a full hour for the segment today.

I'm not sure if we'll need the full hour so we might even have some extra time at the end for some other fun stuff.

I think that pretty much covers all the rules.

Yeah any other questions from the contestants before we get started?

Nope. Cool. And then to anyone tuning in if you have a question about anything that we asked today please write into the email address below and we will hopefully get to those by the end of the session.

So with that let's get right into it.

And I think we're just going to start, oh hello, and I think we're just going to start with all about Cloudflare at 100 just to make it fair.

So I'll be selecting the category.

Dina's going to be reading it out and then like I mentioned as soon as she's finished reading the question you guys can buzz in.

Please wait for her to finish otherwise we won't count it.

So let's start with all about Cloudflare for 100.

So this is Cloudflare's efficiency statement.


What is to build a better Internet? There we go.

Can you say helping? We say helping. Just to clarify we're not trying to like replace the Internet or build a new Internet but we are helping build a better Internet.

I'm 100% going to give this to you. Judges, right? If you know Jeopardy.

Okay. And then go ahead Jason. What's the next category? Let's do Cloudflare products for 100.

Cloudflare products for 100. Ah.

Not yet, not yet. So this is the world's fastest and most reliable public data infrastructure.

I can't keep buzzing here. What is How about it?

Andrew, next category please. Oh let's stick with Cloudflare products for 200.

Cloudflare products for 200. Cool. So this Cloudflare product allows the deployment of JavaScript to the edge.

Looks like we have Jason for that one.

What is Cloudflare Workers? Ding, ding, ding.

We have a winner. This one was 200 points. Oops. All right. Jason, next category please.

Let's stick with Cloudflare products for 300, Mike. All right.

So this Cloudflare product is the modern next generation fireball.

I guess we never defined a timer, but I'm going to call it and that's the timer.

So the answer to this is Cloudflare gateway.

It's one of our newest product releases.

So we can definitely get more into that at the end of the questions about it.

But no points lost for no answer. So just go ahead and pick another category point, please.

Let's, oh, it's still me, right? Yes.

Let's move to Cloudflare network for 100. Cloudflare network for 100. So this routing methodology, which Cloudflare uses, that allows visitors to connect to the closest sim in our network.

So it looks like we have Andrew on that one.

What is Anycast? Anycast network. That was 100, right?

All right. Andrew, next category. Oh, I feel good about Cloudflare products.

So let's go for that for 400. 400 Cloudflare products. So this is the layer in the OSI model, which Magic Transit looks like we have Jason on that one.

Uh, I'm going to try layer two. I'm sorry, Jason. We've got, whoops, layer three, which is DDoS mitigation.

Um, huh. Do we? Oh, no. That's negative points, huh?

Oh, no. Uh, I think it goes back to the category. Oh, let's further embarrass ourselves with Cloudflare products for 500.

Cloudflare products, 500.

Dina, please. Awesome. This is what the acronym OWASP stands for. I could look it up now.

It's not there. I can't remember. What's funny is I forget this all the time too.

And I even have to look it up before the show right now. What about we do like no points lost?

I was just messing with those settings the other day too.

No excuse. I want to see if anyone actually like can try to guess it. We won't take away points.

We won't take away points. Something about web standards, the WS.

We have one word right in there. One word right in there. You say, okay.

Oh, yeah, it's open web. Access.

Close. Protection. Standard protections. I don't know. Open web application security project.

I think. Yes, you're good. Mike, you should be on that.

I think it's back to Andrew for the next category. We're done with Cloudflare products.

Let's do Cloudflare in the community for 100. Cloudflare in the community for 100.

So this is a group of cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving canvas fees for paired customers.

Looks like we have Andrew on that one.

What is Project Galileo? Group of community.

No, sorry, that's not correct. Jason, do you have a guess or would you rather not guess?

No, I don't have a guess, unfortunately.

Galileo was a good guess. This is the Bandwidth Alliance.

Oh, yeah. This is a close match. Pretty close now. Guess Andrew again.

Andrew again. Let's stick with Cloudflare in the community for 200. Cool.

So founded in 2014, this is Cloudflare's response to cyber attacks launched against important yet homophobic targets, such as humanitarian organizations.

We have Andrew on that one.

What is Project Galileo? There we go. I know this one.

Redemption. Next category. Oh, we'll stick with the same for 300. For 300. The name of the project aimed at providing free services for state and local elections.

We have Jason on that one. Jason. I believe that's Cloudflare for campaigns.


We've got a specific name for this one. A specific name for this one. Kind of like, yeah, like Galileo.

We just, I guess, kind of an arbitrary name, but it's not kind of arbitrary.

I don't know. If I could give a hint. If I could give a hint. It's kind of, or it's, I think I might be wrong, but it's, it mirrors the name of like a Greek goddess.

Oh, yeah. I don't know, unfortunately.

Andrew, any guesses? I'm going to buzz in. Project Athena?

Athenian project. Oh, no, what do we do? Wait, Heather, Heather, do you have a guess?

Athenian, we'll take it. It's Project Athenian, yep. What was that, 300? That was 300.

All right, so at this point, I'm officially rooting for Jason. Am I allowed to do that?

No, you can't. Okay, I'm not rooting for Jason. Heather, next category, please.

Let's go All About Cloudflare 200, please. All About Cloudflare 200.

We're going to wait for the music, are we?

These are the four Cloudflare pillars. I think it's our timer on that one.

Yeah, I'll call that the timer. So the four pillars of Cloudflare, performance, security, reliability, those are, I think, like the big three, and then insights, and that makes up the four pillars of Cloudflare.

So Heather, next category, please. Cloudflare Network 200. Cloudflare Network 200.

The music.

The amount of Internet properties which Cloudflare powers.

The amount.

You know what?

For this one, let's say no points lost if you want to buzz in and just take a guess.

Yeah, it's probably really hard. Jason, do you want to take a guess first?

Oh, so it's a number, not a percentage? Yeah. Can we do it? I would guess well over a million, but I don't know.

It's a good guess. It's the right guess.

I think we're going to have to go more specific than that.

Yeah, we will. And then which category was this again?

Oh, I see. OK, OK. This is the network. Network for 200.

Heather, a guess?


No points lost. No points lost. Just go for it. I would guess about 30 million.

Good guess. OK, I'm going to have to give that one to you. We said it's over 27 million.

That was a good answer. OK, so that was 200 points. That was 200. Andrew, next category.

Oh, Cloudflare Network for 300. The amount of cities which Cloudflare's network's been.

The amount of cities? Oh, I don't think we can buzz in.

Oh, my bad. That's Andrew.

All right, I'm going to say 200. No, it's more than 200.

Yeah, I'm just kidding. We want to get specific. It's more than 200 cities in 95 countries.

In 95 countries. Next category, please, Andrew.

On a roll, 400. 400, Cloudflare Network. The size of the largest attack Cloudflare has ever made.

All right, we can do a no points loss.

Jason first, if you have a guess. The size of the largest attack.

Oh, I don't know.

10 terabytes. I don't know. We'll go to Heather next, if you have any guesses.

5 terabytes. And then, Andrew, if you have a guess. I was reading something on your Wikipedia page that was like 400 gigabits per second, but that was like 2014.

So I think there's been something bigger since. Yeah, well, here's the answer.

It's about 1 terabyte per second. This was, oh, shoot. Dina, do you remember when this was?

I feel like this was around 2016 that this happened. I think so, but I don't want to give.

I'm actually almost positive there's a blog post about it.

And if it's the one I'm thinking of, it's a really well-written blog post for anyone interested.

So we can go back to, I think it was Andrew, for the next category.

All right, let's close out Cloudflare Network. Cloudflare Network, 500.

Music, please.

The amount of cyber threats per day with software blocked in quarter one, 2020.


Yeah, this is actually a hard category.

So we can do the no points loss for this one, too, since we are looking for a number.

And we'll start with Jason, if you have a guess.

I would say in excess of 30,000. Cyber threats per day? Yeah. Significantly more.

Significantly more. Want to do one more follow-up guess before I move to Heather?

This is basically, this would have to be any request that's considered malicious that's mitigated.

So it's a large number. Oh, 30 million then. Heather, would you have a guess?

I would say more like 30 billion. And then Andrew. I'll go somewhere in between, say 100 million.

I can't give it to anyone. It was actually more than that.

It's 45 billion per day. Wow. So Heather was closest. Yeah, but I don't know if I want to give it just the closest.

No, no, no, we're just saying. If it was close, close.

But I also want to say that this number has slightly decreased from Q4, which I would assume that has to do with the Black Friday and the holiday shopping.

Or maybe I'm super wrong. Okay. Andrew, next category, please.

Let's go big. Cloudflare in the community for 500. Cloudflare for 500. Dina, music coming right up.

Thank you. This is the name of Matthew Prince's IT database project, which inspired Cloudflare's founding.

We have Heather on that one.

What is the Honeypot project? Project Honeypot. Yeah. Wow.

Nice job. Heather, next category. Let's finish out Cloudflare in the community for 400.

This project was Cloudflare's prior art search bounty that helped break down the patent rules about Blackbird analysis.

I don't know if it's search bounty.

Any guesses? I really, really enjoyed this whole phase of being at Cloudflare is the Blackbird technology patent rules.

This is actually a blast. I guess I give a hint. It sounds a lot like a game that involves stacking wooden blocks.

Here, I'll reveal the answer to this one.

It's a Project Django. Mikey, do you want to talk a little bit more about that?

I thoroughly enjoyed Project Django. I'll try to be brief because I want to make sure I'm not saying anything I'm not supposed to.

Essentially, in short, this was an organization that was basically buying out patents, especially very big patents for low amounts, and going after companies that were utilizing those and trying to prove that the patent belonged to them and that those companies owed the money.

It's typically a lot easier to pay these kinds of patent trolls off rather than actually go to court and fight it.

It's an order of magnitude cheaper to just pay them off.

That's basically how these sorts of organizations make their money.

They'll go around. They'll troll people into paying them.

But we decided, nah. We decided we were going to take a stand. We were going to stand up especially for the little guys, those little companies that don't have the option of going to court and maybe will be severely impacted if they were sued for this kind of thing.

We set out to the community, and we asked the community for help.

We tried to look for any example that would basically invalidate those patents, showing that those ideas have been in use since long before that.

We actually ended up invalidating more than just the patent that they came after us for.

We invalidated quite a few more. We had T -shirts we were giving away.

We had prize money. We had some contributor who matched us as far as money for people who were giving us examples of prior use.

This was an absolute blast.

There's aggressive comments all over Twitter that I thoroughly enjoyed reading through.

It was one of my proudest moments of being at Cloudflare.

I didn't help, full disclaimer. I didn't help with this at all.

But it was just so cool to watch this go down and to have us stand up for the little guys.

I really enjoyed this part of Cloudflare. One category left.

I don't remember who was choosing. Was it Heather? Heather. I think it's Heather.

All about Cloudflare 300, please. Cloudflare's ticker symbol.

I'm locked. Who buzzed?


I know I did. Is it me? Yes, sir. Jason, go ahead. Okay, what is net? Net, N -E-T.

Look at me. I'm in the positive again. I don't owe you guys money now. Jason, 400 or 500?

Let's go with 400, Alex. 400. Yeah. This is where Cloudflare first launched.

So I kind of want to give a hint for this one.

Go for it. Well, I guess what we're looking for is like the event and the year.

How can I give a hint? Event and year, yeah.

Event and year, yeah. If that's helpful. It's an event that started 2005-ish.

All right, I can just give this one out.

This was TechCrunch 2010. Hmm. And then to close this one off, winner take all.

So last category here is all about Cloudflare for 500.

Dina, is everyone reset on the buzzer? Yep. All right, music coming up. We are Cloudflare's founder.

So the hint I'll give for this is there are three.

We have Jason who just buzzed in.

Jason, what you got? Well, I knew Matt Prince right away, but it took me a minute to remember Michelle Zatlin.

Matthew Prince, Michelle Zatlin. We've actually got one more co-founder.

It's Zatlin. We've got one more. There's a third? Yes. Oh no, unfortunately, I don't recall the third person.

Heather, any guesses? Andrew?

Lee Holloway. Lee Holloway. How did you know that? I'm curious. Wow. We were reading your Wikipedia page this morning.

Lee Holloway, that's right. How did they not know the other two names?

I remember Matthew Prince. No complaints. Yeah, I think Matthew Prince and Michelle are iconic and easy.

But yeah, Lee Holloway was kind of one of the masterminds behind the scenes that helped push Cloudflare to what it is today.

He's not with us anymore, which is, I think, why it's kind of a trick question.

But yeah, those are our three founders. Was he the legal?

He was a legal lead? He was on engineering side. I don't know what his title was.

But we actually, if anyone's interested, we recently had a blog post about Lee's history too.

But just a fair warning about that. It is kind of a heavy story.

There's a lot in it. But if anyone's curious about the origins of Cloudflare and that sort of thing, I think it was a blog post.

Maybe it was a third party that wrote it.

But I think it was one of our blog posts. Mm-hmm. So yeah, kind of a heavy read, but very much worth it if you're curious.

So we have got the majority of our time left, and I didn't plan for this.

No, it's okay. So, well, we actually, we have our crowned winners right here.

Andrew and Heather, well done. Looks like you are the masters of Cloudflare, and I guess reading up on Wikipedia helped a lot.

Is there a Final Jeopardy? I mean, do we still play Final Jeopardy, even though there's no way?

Well, there's, I guess there's... I can... Mikey, do you have a question off the top of your head?

Well, all right. Stall for a minute.

I'll think of something. Okay, okay. But actually, in the meantime, does anyone have any questions, anything fun or anything that you learned about Cloudflare that you didn't actually know beforehand?

Well, clearly, we kind of saw that based on answering the questions, but...

Yeah, you know, I read Cloudflare news as evidence by knowing their ticker symbol.

But I got burned by some of those project questions.

It looks like I need to read a little deeper on my Cloudflare news of the day.

Those are on Wikipedia, if you're interested. And some of, yeah, there you go.

And then some of those stats were just a little difficult for me. You know, the number of attacks.

Do you see little bits and pieces of this? I'm in the dashboard all the darn time.

I should retain more of that. But some of those were tricky questions.

Good. Well, I'm glad. Now, it's actually going to... I guess it's going to be fun now.

What category of question would you guys like for Final Jeopardy? Do you want like another product one, a numbers one, community?

Let's do... All about me.

All about Michael. Let's see. There we go. There we go. Final Jeopardy is what's my favorite color?

And what grade of elementary school was I in when I decided?

It has to be orange, right? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, sure.

It's orange. To anyone watching, it's orange. Can I think of a good Final Jeopardy one?

I've got a couple like questions in mind, but they're not like Final Jeopardy worthy.

Let's do like a speed round. And until you come up with like a really hard one.

A bunch of questions? Yeah, let's just like start firing them out.

All right. Do you want to make them like worth 100 each? Yeah, let's do that.

Sure. So right now, we've actually... We can kind of alternate while I figure this one out.

Right now, we've got a bit of a promotion for our enterprise customers where we're offering something for free through September.

Does anyone know what that is?

Access, right? Yep. Whoa, that's not 500 points. I'll take the 400, Alex.

Jason, don't you mean what is access? Oh, no. Burned. It's like when you don't call, you know, UNO, right?

You've got one car and it got burned. So to be fair, I did say at the very beginning before we started that, you know, we all get one where you don't ask it as a question.

So that was yours. I'll give you the 100 for that.

Dina, do you have one? Keep firing them, Mikey. What year did Cloudflare first open?

2010? Nope. 2009? That was Cody's question, which was...

Oh, I was like, who asked that? I think he said 2009. He was probably right.

Which one was it, Cody? 2009. 2009. Yeah, that makes sense. In the official public...

Well, thanks for everyone tuning in. Nice.