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Getting Old(er) in Tech: Staying Relevant

Is software a field just for twenty­somethings? In our fast­-paced industry, it can often feel that way. In this talk, Don Denoncourt will explore how to stay relevant in the tech industry. Don has over three decades experience with numerous tech stacks. He is currently a Lead Code...

Don Denoncourt Lead Code Wisperer @Corgibytes
Functional/Microservices in Real-Time Financials

Financial institutions have the responsibility of providing reliable, correct, and audited financial records for theirs customers and regulators. As financial services move towards real-time and adopt microservices architectures, how can they ensure data quality in a distributed system without...

Vitor Olivier Software Engineer and Partner @Nubank
I Have A NoSQL toaster

NoSQL is a catch-all term that covers a lot of different types of data storage. Is it really helpful to group them together by one thing they don't have? Think about it like this: my toaster is as much NoSQL as any database! So, how can we make more sense of this new breed of database management...

Matthew Groves Developer Advocate @Couchbase
Java 11 - Keeping the Java Release Train on the Right Track

Java is now on a fast six-month release cycle. Many enterprises had just finished moving to Java 8 with its new features when Java 9 came out last September 2017. And as of today, the current release of the JDK is 10. These releases will provide enhancements to the JVM and the Java language and...

Jeanne Boyarsky Java developer and ScrumMaster
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
Introduction to SMI the Service Mesh Interface)

Recently a consortium of companies released a generic interface for service mesh technology. The goal of this abstraction layer is to provide an easy to consume API that can be implemented by many different service mesh implementations (e.g. Istio, Linkerd, Consul Connect, etc). In providing an...

Brendan Burns Co-Founder of the Kubernetes Open Source Project & Distinguished Engineer @Microsoft

Interviews

Alex Holden Founder and Chief Information Security Officer @HoldSecurity

Data Security Dreams and Nightmares

What’s the focus of the work you do today?

We have done a lot of research over the years looking at information security, specifically around breaches. Whether it’s an honest mistake, a not so honest mistake, or pure negligence, breaches cause huge issues to a company and its victims. There’s a resulting correlation between good security and rewards.

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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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Wil Wade Senior Technical Lead @carbonfive

Thinking Methods - Systems Thinking at Work and Play

What is the focus of your work today?

I work at Carbon Five as a consultant. Carbon Five is really well known for pragmatically applying agile in a ton of different situations from startup to Fortune 500. On every project that I come into, it ends up being kind of the same concept of coming into a team and coming together to either create or make changes to both a product...

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Raghav Ramesh Real-Time Predictions @DoorDash

Engineering Systems for Real-Time Predictions @DoorDash

QCon: Can you describe the machine learning platform you have leverage at DoorDash?

Raghav: We built our system around common machine learning open source libraries in Python like SciKit-Learn, LightGBM, and Keras. We have a microservices architecture also built in Python which includes a prediction service that handles all the predictions and a features service. All the services are hosted on AWS.

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Seth Katz Senior Software Engineer, Operational Insights @Netflix

How Machines Help Humans Root Cause Issues @Netflix

You're at Netflix. What team are you working on, and what's the focus of the work that you do?

I work on a team called operational insights.

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Fei Guo Senior Staff Engineer in Alibaba Container Platform Group

Alibaba Container Platform Infrastructure - a Kubernetes Approach

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm currently working on Alibaba Container Platform team, focusing on the integration of the Kubernetes including extending it for our workloads and needs in terms of creating new controllers making the Scheduler more scalable and providing native Kubernetes API to the upper pass layer demanded by other clients in the Alibaba cloud...

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