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Track: Sponsored Solutions Track I

Location: Liberty, 8fl.

Day of week: Wednesday

Industry practitioners and technical product managers from leading vendors demonstrate solutions to some of today's toughest software development challenges in the areas of performance monitoring, Big Data, software delivery, scalability, and more.

10:35am - 11:25am

Software Updates in an Orchestrated World

Scaling software teams is hard. The explosion of new tools, packaging, and orchestration approaches has only added to the challenge. In this talk I'll illustrate, through examples and demos, a systematic way of managing package repositories and metadata for all types, from operating system packages to Kubernetes and serverless. Knowing what is being built and deployed enables teams to trust the process so they can release fast.

Craig Peters, Director of Product @JFrog

11:50am - 12:40pm

WebAssembly 101

If you’re curious about WebAssembly and what it means for the future of web development, this session is for you. In this session I will provide an introduction to, and overview of WebAssembly. I’ll cover what it is, what it isn’t, and the various ways it can interoperate with JavaScript in the browser and other host environments. I’ll cover limitations, use cases, and show sample code in raw WebAssembly as well as illustrate how to use powerful languages like Rust to generate extremely fast, safe WebAssembly modules.

Kevin Hoffman, Lead Software Engineer @CapitalOne

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Understanding Code Performance in Production

What's going on in production?! Are you tired of asking this question or just curious at how others are solving this issue with application monitoring? Come and hear about why it's vital to have real-time feedback on the performance of your code in production, how you can use this data to improve your applications, and how AppDynamics helped customers achieve these goals.

Billy Yung , Solutions Engineer @AppDynamics

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Autonomous Microservices

Everybody loves microservices, but it's difficult to do it right. Distributed systems are much more complex to develop and maintain. Over time, you may even miss the simplicity of old monoliths. In this session, I propose a combination of infrastructure, architecture, and design principles to bulletproof your microservices and make them easy to maintain with a combination of high scalability, elasticity, fault tolerance, and resilience.

This session will include a discussion of microservices blueprints like: asynchronous communications, avoiding cascading failures in synchronous calls, and how distributed NoSQL databases become valuable in terms of scalability and performance when combined with your microservices in a Kubernetes deployment.

Matthew Groves, Developer Advocate @Couchbase

4:10pm - 5:00pm

3 Common Pitfalls in Microservice Integration

Integrating microservices and taming distributed systems is hard. In this talk I will present three challenges we observed in real-life projects and discuss how to avoid them.

1. Communication is complex. With everything being distributed failures are normal so you need sophisticated failure handling strategies (e.g. stateful retry).

2. Asynchronicity requires you to handle timeouts. This is not only about milliseconds, systems get much more resilient when you can wait for minutes, hours or even longer.

3. Distributed transactions cannot simply be delegated to protocols like XA. So you need to solve the requirement to retain consistency in case of failures.

I will not only use slides but demonstrate concrete source code examples available on GitHub.

Bernd Rücker, Co-Founder and Chief Technologist @Camunda

5:25pm - 6:15pm

Explaining Artificial Intelligence to Schoolchildren

In this talk, Dale will give an industry perspective on why introducing machine learning to kids is so essential, and share some of IBM’s experiences for how it can be done effectively - with some of the projects that school kids have created, and the lessons learned from these efforts.

Dale Lane, Software Developer @IBM

Tracks

  • Devex & Teams

    Explore how to reduce developer friction between teams and stakeholders.

  • Blameless Culture

    Absorb the lessons learned from failures and outages in a human-centric process.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Learn how companies are applying recent CS research to tackle concurrency, distributed data, and coordination.

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Learn from practitioners on the challenges and benefits of architecting for performance and much more.

  • Java - The Interesting Bits

    Learn the new features in the recent and near-future releases of Java and the JVM and what they offer.

  • Ethical Considerations in Consciously Designed Software

    Design considerations for various contexts, locations, security and privacy requirements.

  • Operating Microservices

    Learn from practitioners operating and evolving systems in performance demanding environments.

  • Security

    Learn how to make security an inherent part of the software development process.

  • Native Compilation Is Back (A Look at Non-Vm Compilation Targets)

    Issues with native compilation for in browser-based and server-side environments

  • Trouble-Shooting in Production

    Learn debugging strategies for complex and high stakes environments where standard debuggers and profilers fail.

  • Predictive Architectures and ML

    Explore the systems and designs covering the full loop from machine learning to inferencing.

  • Data Engineering on the Bleeding Edge

    Explore the latest trends in data engineering that help improve the life of the developer

  • Production Readiness

    Observability, emergency response, capacity planning, release processes, and SLOs for availability and latency.

  • Humane Leadership

    A look at leadership with an emphasis on empathy, taking chances and building other leaders within organizations and teams