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Past Presentations

Managing Data in Microservices

This session is about the hard stuff -- managing data in microservices -- and about sharing proven patterns that have been successful at Google, eBay, and Stitch Fix. It begins with a quick tour of some prerequisites for being successful with microservices -- an organization of small teams with...

Randy Shoup VP Engineering @WeWork
Forced Evolution: Shopify's Journey to Kubernetes

Shopify, in 2014, was one of the first large scale users of Docker in production. We ran 100% of our production web workers in hundreds of containers. We saw the value of containerization and aspired to also introduce a real orchestration layer. Fast forward two years to 2016, when instead we...

Niko Kurtti Production Engineer @Shopify
Help! I Accidentally Distributed My System!

Mobile and web apps are increasingly built on Backends as a Service, Platforms as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service solutions. We snap together SaaS software and vendor products, adding pieces until we’ve built a complex system out of seemingly simple parts. We’ve all become...

Emily Nakashima Software Engineer & Engineering Manager @Honeycombio
Rachel Myers Developer Programs Engineer @Google
Connecting the Dots: Applying Microservices (Registration required)

There is limited seating, separate registration is required. Join some leading experts in microservices to share your challenges, hear from others who have similar challenges, and collaborate together on ways to take what you’ve learned at QCon back to work. The event is open to attendees...

Yuri Shkuro Creator of Jaeger & Software Engineer @Uber
Phil Calçado Director, Platform Engineering @Meetup
Susanne Kaiser Independent Tech Consultant
Ian Nowland VP Engineering Metrics and Alerting @datadoghq
The Paved PaaS to Microservices at Netflix

Traditionally, a tug of war has existed between service reliability and engineering velocity. Increasing speed to fuel product innovation has meant making tradeoffs in reliability. Netflix standardizes common functionality, like service discovery, configuration, metrics, logging, and RPC across...

Yunong Xiao Principal Software Engineer @Netflix
Efficient Fault Tolerant Java with Aeron Clustering

Distributed systems present a number of challenges. Node failure, unreliable networks, resource starvation, and even the unpredictability of time itself can, and do, make our systems complex and fragile. We deserve and can do better. In this session, we will talk about Aeron Clustering, a new...

Todd Montgomery High Performance Consultant and Previously NASA Researcher

Interviews

Jonas Bonér Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka

Designing Events-First Microservices

How would you describe the persona and level of the target audience?

My talk is for programmers and architects (from beginners to experienced) that are interested in and intrigued by event-driven systems and event-driven architecture.

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Brian Chambers Enterprise Architect @ChickfilA Caleb Hurd Site Reliability Engineer @ChickfilA

Chick-Fil-A: Milking the Most Out of 1000's of K8s Clusters

How does the Kubernetes implementation at Chick-Fil-A differ from more common approaches to Kubernetes deployments?

Brian: Most of the people that we see in the industry that are running Kubernetes clusters at any kind of scale (or really running and big container platforms) generally have a cloud-based infrastructure that they run in AWS (or Google). Most companies have a single or a few sizeable Kubernetes clusters with a large number of nodes (on...

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Bruce Lowekamp Principal Architect for Skype's Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio @Microsoft

Skype's Journey From P2P: It's Not Just About the Services

What is the work that you do today at Skype?

I’m managing teams that handle the people infrastructure, contacts, identity, experimentation, and push notifications for Skype and Teams.

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Niko Kurtti Production Engineer @Shopify

Forced Evolution: Shopify's Journey to Kubernetes

What’s the focus of your work today?

I'm on the cloud platform team. Mostly I'm working with Kubernetes. The main goal is to make sure our platform for developers is working. That may mean that I'm debugging some issues with Docker or Kubernetes, or I’m writing Golang to automate the platform. Today, I'm actually working on improving our cluster life cycle, we are...

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Michael Bryzek Cofounder & CTO @Flow.io, previously Co-Founder & CTO @Gilt

Design Microservice Architectures the Right Way

Can you give us a teaser of what to expect in this talk? 

We will go step by step and talk about the investment needed to run a successful microservice platform, touching on everything from contracts, events, data structure, shared libraries, deployment, isolation, monitoring, etc.

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Aish Dahal Engineer @pagerduty

Modeling the Real World With Elixir/OTP

What is the focus of your work today?

I work on event-based systems that leverage Elixir/OTP and quite a bit of Apache Kafka. My team is building a platform for enriching and processing high volumes of data in real time.

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