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Distributed Systems

Past Presentations

Heretical Resilience: To Repair is Human

Resilient architecture is often thought of solely in terms of its technical aspects - with the right distributed system or automated failover or fancy new orchestration software, we want to believe we can avoid the inevitability of failure. While it is certainly true that we can design our...

Ryn Daniels Staff Infrastructure Engineer @travisci
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
Platforms at Twilio: Unlocking Developer Effectiveness

What does the DevOps tooling look like at your organization? A result of the mainstream adoption of microservice architectures and DevOps culture is the increased burden of complexity and responsibilities for software engineers. Since Twilio’s inception, it has adopted a DevOps culture of...

Justin Kitagawa Senior Director Platform Engineering @twilio
High Performance Cooperative Distributed Systems in Adtech

Typical large Adtech platforms handle 99th percentile response latency under 10ms and throughput in millions of requests per second while generating TBs of logs per day. Detection of invalid traffic  (fabricated by bots) is fraught with many of the same engineering challenges to satisfy...

Stan Rosenberg VP of Engineering @Forensiq
No Microservice Is an Island

You don't deploy a single microservice. The journey to microservice architecture involves more than how code is written or applications are packaged. It's about creating an interconnected ecosystem that keeps things running. Infrastructure and tools have only grown in importance as microservices...

Michele Titolo Tech Lead and Architect @Square

Interviews

Michele Titolo Tech Lead and Architect @Square

No Microservice Is an Island

You worked at Capital One first and then switched over to Square. So what were you working on at Capital One?

At Capital One, I was working on the first layer of services that our mobile app and website hit. Any new mobile or web request would first reach the service owned by my team.  This service implemented security and customisation logic and then made a server request to the broader Capital one ecosystem. Capital One has a lot of...

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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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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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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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Tyler Love CTO @bustle

Seamlessly Migrating To Serverless with 80-Million Users

Is your talk a story of a migration to a serverless architecture through a devops lens or maybe are you talking about practices and patterns for serverless? What's the angle that you're taking with your talk?

I'm starting with just building a little bit of a foundation for what I feel devops actually is. There's a lot of charts about like the process project creation, packaging, releasing, and monitoring in a serverless world. Then start talking about devops for us.

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Kathryn Jonas Lead Engineer

Digital Publishing for Scale: The Economist and Go

Would you describe your work at The Economist?

I am the lead engineer for the content platform team at The Economist. We deliver content to different products within The Economist (as well as to our external consumers). Our team is responsible for adding new features to the content platform thereby helping the business build new products.

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