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Data as DNA: Building a Company on Data

Creating a data driven culture is no simple task. Many companies say they are data-centric but few are taking full advantage of the data they have and spend massive amounts of time aggregating it. What does it take to create a data-driven culture? And, can you take it too far? With stories from...

Cathy Polinsky CTO & Head of Engineering and Product @StitchFix
Serverless Platform: Scientific Computation @Scale

Data Intensive applications are everywhere, and they present a very unique set of challenges that traditional OLTP services present. Over the last decades we have re-invented how data intensive applications work by deploying Map-Reduce at scale with Hadoop, and recently by Spark and Samza which...

Diptanu Choudhury Cloud Infrastructure Engineer @Facebook
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
Practical mTLS: Security Without the Headaches

Over the last few years, more and more system administrators and developers have become concerned about guaranteeing the authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality of their network communications. TLS has emerged as the solution recommended by security practitioners for all these problems....

Ying Li Security Engineer @Docker
Automating Inventory at Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is a personalized styling service for clothing and accessories. Items are selected by a stylist from initial personalized recommendations. The client keeps the items they love, and returns the rest, while providing detailed feedback. We use machine learning and analytics to power every...

Sally Langford Data Scientist @StitchFix
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

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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Justin Kitagawa Senior Director Platform Engineering @twilio

Platforms at Twilio: Unlocking Developer Effectiveness

What are you doing today?

I'm a senior director of engineering for our platform. Twilio is comprised of 100+ different engineering teams. We share the same engineering DNA as Amazon and Netflix, so we have smaller autonomous 2-pizzas teams that are responsible for a subsection of our overall puzzle. There are vertical teams and horizontal teams. Vertical teams...

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Chenggang Wu CS PhD student at RISELab, UC Berkeley

The State of Serverless Computing

What is the focus of your work today?

I am a PhD student at RISELab at UC Berkeley. My research interest is in distributed systems and database field. In the past couple of years I worked on developing a key-value store called Anna. That's a fast and auto-scaling key-value store. It provides a wide variety of consistency guarantees to the applications. Now our team are...

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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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Indu Alagarsamy Solution Architect @Particular Software

PracticalDDD: Bounded Contexts + Events => Microservices

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm currently working as a software architect at Particular Software, the makers of NServiceBus. As an architect, I guide clients to help review their design or proof of concept to see how they can build loosely coupled systems using both event-driven architecture and domain-driven design (DDD).

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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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