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Past Presentations

Real World Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been all the rage of late. With a myriad new devices and everyone talking about it, it’s easy to get lost in the hype cycle… but how much has VR made it into the real world? Having reached more than a million students, Google Expeditions is at the forefront of bringing VR...

Alex Kesling VR Engineer @Google
Organizing for Your Ethical Principles

Our job as engineers does not stop with eliminating technical defects and ensuring high reliability. Engineers of all kinds must ensure their work serves the public good. A service that reliably harms, exacerbates injustices, or excludes marginalized groups is not a service worth building and...

Liz Fong-Jones Site Reliability Engineer
Containers at Web Scale Panel

Containers and container management platforms are becoming a standard part of many infrastructures. At Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Uber container technologies have been a large part of their infrastructures for many years. By leveraging these technologies, each company has seen improvements in...

Kenny Yu Software Engineer @Facebook
Victor Marmol Staff Software Engineer @Google
Andrew Leung Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Xiaojian Huang Engineer Manager @Uber
Wendy Dembowski Staff Software Engineer @Google
Smart Speakers: Designing for the Human

The growth of smart speakers over the last couple years has been remarkable, but experiences on the speakers themselves has been limited to only a few things. How can product developers create experiences that will be meaningful to the user? A lot of skills on these speakers miss the mark by...

Charles Berg UX Lead @Google
Effective Java, Third Edition - Keepin' it Effective

Since its release in 2001, Effective Java has been the de facto standard best-practices guide for the Java platform. The book was last updated in 2008, when Java 6 was released. In the intervening decade, the platform has had three major releases, introducing many new language and library...

Joshua Bloch Author of Effective Java, Lead Design of Java Collection API & Carnegie Mellon Professor
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

Interviews

Jeff Smith Engineering Manager @Facebook AI

From Research to Production With PyTorch

What is the focus of your work today?

I work on PyTorch, which is an open source deep Learning framework developed here at Facebook. I specifically work with the team on a lot of the ways in which we enable the success of a broad open source community that spans both bleeding edge researchers as well as ML product engineers putting deep learning technology to use in...

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Jiaying Zhang Software Engineer @Google Kubernetes team

How to Evolve Kubernetes Resource Management Model

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm mostly working on two major things: a) Improve Kubernetes reliability in terms of resource isolation. We want to provide better isolation between containers by hardening the resource model. b) We also attempt to see how we can better support other non-primary resources such as GPU.

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Liz Fong-Jones Site Reliability Engineer

Organizing for Your Ethical Principles

What does organizing your ethical principle mean?

I can't tell you what your ethical principles are. I think that it’s important for you to figure out what is important to you. You have to figure out what you value, and what things you perceive as right or wrong.

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Emily Nakashima Software Engineer & Engineering Manager @Honeycombio Rachel Myers Developer Programs Engineer @Google

Help! I Accidentally Distributed My System!

Can you tell me about the work you do today?

Rachel: I work at Google on Firebase Security Rules and Google Cloud Policy. Firebase is a Backend As A Service. We provide tools for developers to keep their apps secure. Google Cloud Policy helps system administrators to ensure that all their apps have the same security policy.

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Mike McGarr Manager of Developer Productivity @Netflix and Co-Host of the Productivity Engineering Silicon Valley Meetup

Better DevEx at Netflix: Polyglot and Containers

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Faisal Abid Co-Founder at dydx.dev & Google Developer Expert

Build Cross Platform Apps With Flutter

What is the focus of your work today?

I am the Co-Founder of dydx.dev, a Machine learning powered API monitoring service, where we analyze your API requests and responses using machine learning, notifying you when your API breaks before your users do.

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