Christopher Chedeau
Front-End Engineer at Facebook

Started as a front-end engineer in the photos team at Facebook where he built the tagging interface using face detection, sending photos via chat and refactored the image fetching pipeline. As soon as he saw an early version of React internally, he got hooked up and quickly became part of the core team. More recently, he started React Native, an iOS and Android backend for React.

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2018 Tracks

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Evolving, observing, persisting, and building modern microservices

  • Empowered Teams
    Safely running inclusive teams that are autonomous and self-correcting
  • Modern Java Reloaded
    Modern, Modular, fast, and effective Java. Pushing the boundaries of JDK 9 and beyond.
  • Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness
    Improving the end to end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy, operate/understand. Tools, techniques, and trends.
  • Practical Machine Learning
    Applied machine learning lessons for SWEs, including tech around TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, Caffe, & more
  • Modern User Interfaces: Screens and Beyond
    Zero UI, voice, mobile: Interfaces pushing the boundary of what we consider to be the interface
  • Architectures You've Always Wondered about
    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Goldman Sachs
  • Privacy & Ethics in Tech Privacy, Ethics & Tech's Impact on the world
    Inclusive technology, Ethics and politics of technology. Considering bias. Societal relationship with tech. Also the privacy problems we have today (e.g., GDPR, right to be forgotten)
  • Container Orchestration Platforms/Runtimes
    Runtime containers, libraries, and services that power microservices
  • The Serverless Sweetspot
    Practical Serverless / FaaS Guidance: where it's being used, beyond the hype, includes Lambda, Cloud Functions, & Azure Functions.
  • Disaster Stories & Architecting for Failure
    Lessons building resilient systems and the war stories that drove their adoption
  • Productive Cybersecurity: Building secure systems
    Practical lessons building, maintaining, and deploying secure systems
  • Blockchain Enabled
    Exploring Smart contracts, oracles, sidechains, and what can/cannot be down with blockchain today.
  • 21st Century Languages
    Lessons learned from languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more.
  • Modern CS in the Real World
    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods, & probalistic programming