Infrastructure

Past Presentations

A Series of Unfortunate Container Events @Netflix

Project Titus is Netflix's container runtime on top of Amazon EC2. Titus powers algorithm research through massively parallel model training, media encoding, data research notebooks, ad hoc reporting, NodeJS UI services, stream processing and general micro-services. As an update from last year's...

Andrew Spyker Manager, Netflix Container Cloud @Netflix
Amit Joshi Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Managing Millions of Data Services @Heroku

Over the years, Heroku Data's offerings continue to grow and reach new higher demands with Postgres, Kafka and Redis. Performing repairs, maintainenances, applying patches and auditing a fleet of millions creates some serious time constraints. We'll walk through the evolution of fleet...

Gabriel Enslein Senior Infrastructure Engineer @Heroku
Data-Driven Off A Cliff

Metrics and analytics are crucial for building successful products at scale. Data is powerful. However, the room for misuse is significant — hence the cliche about lies, damned lies, and statistics. In this talk, we explored some of the ways you can use data to drive yourself right off a cliff....

Tom Wilbur Product Director, Analytics @Indeed.com
Lyft's Envoy: Embracing a Service Mesh

Over the past several years, facing considerable operational difficulties with its initial microservice deployment primarily rooted in networking and observability, Lyft migrated to a sophisticated service mesh powered by Envoy (https://www.envoyproxy.io/), a high-performance distributed proxy...

Matt Klein Creator of Envoy & Software Engineer @Lyft
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
Coinbase Commerce: A User-Controlled Payment Processor

Coinbase Commerce is a user-controlled payment processor. Since launching in February 2018, we have processed millions of dollars worth of transactions totally free. We never hold the merchants funds, which means the merchant is always the sole custodian and guardian of their funds via a private...

Amy Yin Software Engineer @Coinbase

Interviews

Amy Yin Software Engineer @Coinbase

Coinbase Commerce: A User-Controlled Payment Processor

QCon: Do I need to know anything about crypto or blockchain to attend this talk?

Amy: Absolutely not! Amy will explain private and public keys as well as blockchain addresses, which is all that is needed to understand the talk.

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Susheel Aroskar Software Engineer @Netflix

Scaling Push Messaging for Millions of Devices @Netflix

Zuul is your API gateway right? What is the relationship between Zuul and Zuul Push?

Yes, Zuul is Netflix’ API gateway (all of the Netflix HTTP API traffic passed through Zuu). We took the Zuul code base and grafted Zuul Push on it, so it's a different offering. But they share 90% of the same code base.

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Mohit Gupta Product Manager, Infrastructure @clever

Control Planes: Designing Infrastructure for Rapid Iteration

What is your field of working for today?

I've been at Clever for since the start (five and a half years while the company itself started around six years ago).  I joined as a software engineer, started focussed on infrastructure and security and also started the infrastructure team. Due to my tenure, I do end up dealing with things such as old database instances and the...

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Matt Klein Creator of Envoy & Software Engineer @Lyft

Lyft's Envoy: Embracing a Service Mesh

QCon: You created Envoy. How did you come up with the idea for Envoy?

Matt: I've been working on Internet-scale networking for the last 10 years at places like Amazon, Twitter, and Lyft. The migration of technology stacks from a single language stack to a more polyglot stack over the last five to seven years has made it clear that people are embracing more Microservices architectures. Embracing a stack...

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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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