Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered About


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Behind every successful tech company there is an architecture that enables them to function, innovate and scale. In this track, we hope to inspire you by bringing some of the top companies to share their decisions and challenges that have shaped their unique architectures and stories.

You will hear from companies that have scaled exponentially, have handled billions of transactions and millions of users, have built infrastructure platforms that empower companies like yours, and have impressively re implemented their infrastructure. We hope that by learning from their successes and mistakes you will be able to adopt some of these ideas into your own system and architecture, and ultimately get inspired.

Track Host:
Yoni Goldberg
VP @AQRCapital
Yoni is a VP at AQR and an active advisor to several companies. Prior to that he was VP of Engineering at Even and a Lead engineer at Gilt, where he followed his passions and built dozens of products using micro service architectures, with modern infrastructure and lean team practices. Prior to Gilt Yoni worked at Google, where he wrote his master's thesis on Fusion Tables. In addition, he also founded, ,, and Bookspicker and served in the Israeli intelligence for five years. Yoni graduated from MIT with a BS and MEng in Computer science.
10:35am - 11:25am

by Katharina Probst
Engineering Manager @Netflix

The Netflix API is the front-door for almost all device/UI requests from 1000+ device types to the Netflix backends. It serves everything from movie and show recommendations, profile, sign-up, and A/B test related functionality, to bookmarks and licenses for playback.

Because all devices use this API, and because Netflix runs on devices of widely varying sizes and interaction models, it has served us well to enable a platform...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Matt Ranney
Chief Systems Architect @Uber, Co-Founder @Voxer

To Keep up with Uber's growth, we've embraced microservices in a big way. This has led to an explosion of new services, crossing over 1,000 production services in early March 2016. Along the way, we've learned a lot. If we had to do it all over again, we'd do some things differently. If you are earlier along on your personal microservices journey than we are, then this talk may save you from having to learn some things learn the hard way.

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by David Greenberg
VP Transforming Architecture @TwoSigma

Fluctuating prices. Changing weather. Increasing globalization. Two Sigma uses artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to look for meaningful patterns in the world’s data. Then, we use those insights to create investment strategies.

In this talk, we’ll discuss how Two Sigma was able to scale up their research to harness tens of thousands of CPUs. First, we’ll look at the previous generation of Two Sigma’s...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Phil Calçado
Director of Engineering @DigitalOcean

Most cloud companies use traditional processes and architectures when developing their platform. DigitalOcean is different, we are a product-driven cloud company, focusing on building the best developer experience.

Over the years, we have migrated from a monolithic architecture to SOA and microservices. Today our distributed services support more than 13 million virtual machines, including block storage and monitoring.

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Richard Kasperowski
Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness

Open Space
5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Evan Broder
Principal Engineer @Stripe

Stripe aims to be the easiest way to do business online. To that end, moving quickly is one of Stripe’s core values. We take a lot of pride in work that lets either us or our users move faster. In this talk, I'll show how we've designed our systems to speed up the development process. First, I'll discuss how the software infrastructure in our API enables the next generation of tech companies to build faster and with less pain. Next, I'll examine how Stripe solves PCI and compliance concerns...


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