Speaker:
Matt Sakaguchi
Site Reliability Manager @Google

Matt leads a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team of 10 in San Francisco. Matt's team is one of many in Corporate Engineering SRE whose mission is to enable all Google employees to be the most effective workforce in the world, by providing robust infrastructure, scalable services, and seamless access to all the tools they need to be productive. Previously, he was the Technical Lead (TL) for Postini-SRE for several years. Prior to Google, Matt was a Systems Administrator, Network Operations Center (NOC) Manager, and Site Operations Manager for Walmart.com and other Tech companies. Before joining the Tech Industry, Matt was a full time police officer for 8 years; duties included: patrol, detectives, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Firearms Instructor, SWAT team, and Special Investigations team (evidence collection).

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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.