Track: Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

Day of week: Monday

Have you ever wondered how companies like Google, Netflix, Bloomberg, and Tesla are able to seamlessly deliver an exceptional user experience, while supporting millions of users, and billions of transactions? Behind every great system is an architecture that enables it to innovate, scale, and grow.  Join the Architecture’s You’ve Always Wondered About track to hear about these next-gen architectures, patterns and anti-patterns, best practices, challenges, and interesting war stories and understand how you can learn from their missteps and successes alike. 

Track Host: Wes Reisz

QConSF Chair, Host of the InfoQ Podcast, & VP of Technology @SectionIO

Wesley Reisz is the VP of Technology at Section (an Edge Compute Platform focused on rethinking how the edge is used in DevOps-focused application development). Wes also chairs the LFEdge Landscape Working Group and the New York and San Francisco editions of the software conference QCon.

Before joining Section, Wes served as the product owner for all of the English speaking QCon conferences worldwide, was a principal architect with HP Enterprise Systems, and, for over 13 years, taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville (Go Cards!).

At HPE, Wes’ primary roles supported the US Army’s Human Resources (HRC), Recruiting, and Cadet Support Commands based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Wes was the Principal Architect for US Army Cadet Command and was known for championing, building, and deploying enterprise portal and identity solutions used by Army Recruiting.

In addition to Wes’ current roles, he hosts a weekly podcast called The InfoQ Podcast. The InfoQ Podcast serves senior early adopter/early majority developers and architects with interviews from some of software’s most important thought leaders. The podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times and has a weekly listener base of around 14K.

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