Speaker:
Caleb Hurd
Site Reliability Engineer @ChickfilA

Caleb Hurd is an Site Reliability Engineer at Chick-fil-A with a broad background that includes Fortune 500’s, startups and everything in between. However, his passion is specifically in enabling small development teams to deliver their software reliably and rapidly to customers by empowering them with the tools and pipelines to do so.     

With the recent explosion in incredible, but also confusing technologies that enable rapid delivery, Caleb enjoys fitting together just the right tools for the right job. 

He enjoys photography, coffee and his kids... He also happens to work on SRE stuff in his spare time.

Talk : Chick-fil-A: Milking the most out of thousands of Kubernetes clusters

2018 Tracks

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Evolving, observing, persisting, and building modern microservices

  • Empowered Teams

    Safely running inclusive teams that are autonomous and self-correcting

  • Modern Java Reloaded

    Modern, Modular, fast, and effective Java. Pushing the boundaries of JDK 9 and beyond.

  • Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness

    Improving the end to end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy, operate/understand. Tools, techniques, and trends.

  • Practical Machine Learning

    Applied machine learning lessons for SWEs, including tech around TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, Caffe, & more

  • Modern User Interfaces: Screens and Beyond

    Zero UI, voice, mobile: Interfaces pushing the boundary of what we consider to be the interface

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Goldman Sachs

  • Ethics in Computing

    Inclusive technology, Ethics and politics of technology. Considering bias. Societal relationship with tech. Also the privacy problems we have today (e.g., GDPR, right to be forgotten)

  • Container and Orchestration Platforms in Action

    Runtime containers, libraries, and services that power microservices

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods, & probalistic programming

  • Finding the Serverless Sweetspot

    Stories about the pains and gains from migrating to Serverless.

  • Chaos, Complexity, and Resilience

    Lessons building resilient systems and the war stories that drove their adoption

  • Real World Security

    Practical lessons building, maintaining, and deploying secure systems

  • Blockchain Enabled

    Exploring Smart contracts, oracles, sidechains, and what can/cannot be done with blockchain today.

  • 21st Century Languages

    Lessons learned from languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more.