Presentation: Programming for Hostile Environments

Track: 21st Century Languages

Location: Empire Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Friday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Developer

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In this presentation, we'll talk about some of the challenges that we've faced at Packet while attempting to program against the worst kind of adversary: physical, bare metal infrastructure. We'll describe a few real-world problems we've faced, general strategies to deal with environments that are not friendly to traditional developers, and practices that can be generalized to ensure good programming standards are maintained.

Speaker: Nathan Goulding

SVP, Engineering @packethost

Nathan has been automating infrastructure for 15 years.

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