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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
State of Chaos Engineering

“I don’t always test my resilience, but when I do, it’s at 3 a.m.” “I don’t always test my resilience, but when I do, it’s in Prod.” “I don’t always test my resilience, but when I do, its an outage!” These were the days… the days before Chaos Engineering. More and more...

Bruce Wong R&D Leadership at @Twilio
The Effective Remote Developer

Being on a distributed team, working from your home or coffee shop isn't easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Making it work requires constant attention, as well as support from your team and organization. It's more than just setting up Slack and buying a webcam. We'll learn what you can do...

David Copeland Director of Engineering
The Story of Teams Autonomy and Servant Leadership

When faced a tremendous growth, company may have a problem - how to motivate all their employees and set them for success? One of the possible solutions we experimented with at Booking.com was idea of having autonomous teams - teams without direct managers (team leads) and where each and every...

Georgiy Mogelashvili Senior Developer & Team Lead @bookingcom
Programming for Hostile Environments

In this presentation, we'll talk about some of the challenges that we've faced at Packet while attempting to program against the worst kind of adversary: physical, bare metal infrastructure. We'll describe a few real-world problems we've faced, general strategies to deal with environments that...

Nathan Goulding SVP, Engineering @packethost
Dynamically Re-Configurable Event-Driven Systems

To take on new competitors and grab the attention of new generations of clients, traditional financial institutions are faced with the challenge of reinventing their service offering for a digital economy. Our new services must combine modern data types with legacy data, with interaction...

Danny Goovaerts CTO at THE GLUE SOLUTIONS

Interviews

Katerina Domenikou Senior Software Engineer @Bloomberg

Closer to the Wire: Real-time News Alerting @Bloomberg

What is the focus of the work you do today?

I'm working in the News Search Infrastructure at Bloomberg. In a nutshell, when a news story hits the News Search Infrastructure, it gets enriched by a set of metadata, e.g. classification, people tagging, sentiment analysis, etc, then it is indexed to be available for searching. What is interesting is that the incoming news stories...

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Kevin Cheung Software Architect @autodesk

AutoCAD & WebAssembly: Moving a 30 Year Code Base to the Web

Your talk is about porting AutoCAD on the desktop to a browser with WebAssembly. How do you plan to go about the talk?

I plan to start my talk with how we arrived at our current technology stack (which is Emscripten and  WebAssembly Binaryen) by talking about our journey from trying flash, JavaScript, asm.js, and, finally, getting to WebAssembly. After that, I would like to highlight some of the peculiarities of the large and constantly changing...

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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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Katrina Owen Ecosystem engineer @github

Succession: A Refactoring Story

What is the focus of your work today?

At GitHub, we have a GraphQL and a REST API. I focus on the REST API (we have about 550 public API endpoints in the REST API and that keeps growing). Most of my team works on the GraphQL side of things. I mainly work on the guts of the API - the plumbing, performance, and consistency. Much of my work is around things like code reviews...

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Ryn Daniels Staff Infrastructure Engineer @travisci

Heretical Resilience: To Repair is Human

Tell me a bit about the work that you do today.

I'm currently working at Travis CI where I'm the lead of the build environment team. This team is working on the environment that allows our customers to run their builds - making sure that we can create, test, and update the environments where customer builds get run in a reliable manner, so that customers can continue to test as new...

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Oliver Gould Co-Founder & CTO @BuoyantIO

The Service Mesh: It's About Traffic

Tell me a bit about you, Buoyant and Linkerd.

Before Buoyant I worked with large Internet companies, Yahoo and Twitter, and Twitter is where I learned the most about what we're doing at Buoyant and with Linkerd. Twitter is working on a framework called Finagle. We're building on a microservice architecture. At Twitter we didn't have those terms or the awareness that...

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