Track: Architecting for Failure


Day of week:

Building fault tolerate systems that are truly resilient

Track Host:
Peter Morgan
Chief Scientific Officer @Superbet
Peter works as Chief Scientific Officer of Superbet, a leading group of companies that operates and manages the largest chain of sports betting shops in Romania. Since its inception in 2008, Superbet brand has provided premium sports betting services for its customers in a fun, friendly and safe environment. The Group employs over 1,500 people and is among the most active employers in Bucharest and other large Romanian cities.
10:35am - 11:25am

by Tyler McMullen
CTO @Fastly

Edge compute — the idea of executing logic close to users, rather than in a central system — is at the stone age of its history. What we consider cutting edge today is only the beginning; with new products like Amazon Lambda, the idea of pushing logic to the edge of the network has started to become more mainstream. However, the big innovations are yet to come.

What would it take to build complete, complex applications at the edge? What new, state-of-the-art tools and concepts would...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Edward Hiley
Principal Engineer @NHSDigital

by Dan Rathbone
Technical Director @InfinityWorks

How NHS Digital have built a highly secure and resilient system for processing patient data, applying techniques more often used in the cloud to bare metal servers. See how we’ve built automated performance tests, an immutable infrastructure and a scalable distributed compute cluster utilising multiple data centres and bare metal servers.

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Greg Murphy
Chief Architect, Infrastructure & Operations @GameSparks

GameSparks is a globally-distributed Backend-as-a-Service platform that serves tens of billions of API requests per month for hundreds of live games which have tens of millions of active users, hundreds of thousands of whom are concurrently connected at any one time. All of our players connect across the public internet – many from mobile devices – and all of our resources run in public clouds, so failure is all around us! Oh, and our customers can write custom...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Jonas Bonér
Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka

Everyone is talking about microservices, and there is more confusion than ever about what the promise of microservices really means and how to deliver on it. To address this we will explore microservices from first principles, distilling their essence and putting them in their true context: distributed systems.

What many people forget is that microservices are distributed and collaborative by nature and only make sense as systems—one collaborator is no collaborator. It is in between...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Greg Hawkins
Chief Technology Officer @StarlingBank

"Fail fast and fail often" - not only does the Silicon Valley mantra speak volumes on the relentless pursuit of innovation, it also highlights technology's power of unpredictability. But when creating a bank from scratch, the art is in combining pace of change and stability.

So when your boss thinks you are the next Google, the regulators say "what the cloud" and customers only care about being there 24/7 - what do you do? With...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

Open Space