Speaker:
Cathy Polinsky
CTO & Head of Engineering and Product @StitchFix

Cathy Polinsky is the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Engineering and Product at Stitch Fix. Prior to joining Stitch Fix in October of 2016, Cathy was the VP of Engi­neer­ing for Enter­prise Search at Salesforce and led the effort to deploy a new highly scal­able search infra­struc­ture. Before leading search at Salesforce, Cathy led the engi­neer­ing team and served as Sr. Direc­tor of Soft­ware Devel­op­ment for the Plat­form Engi­neer­ing group. In 2015, Business Insider named Cathy one of the 23 "most powerful women engineers" in the world.

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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.