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Presentation: Panel: Performance - What's Next?

Track: Bare Knuckle Performance

Location: Windsor, 5th flr.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

A lot of the techniques and approaches that we use for developing and improving software performance are tried and tested rather than innovative. But what does the future hold - will be doing the same things in 5, 10 or 20 years time or will software evolve?

Speaker: Richard Warburton

Top Performance-Minded Java Engineer & cofounder of Opsian.com

Richard is a Software Engineer, Teacher and Java Champion. He is the cofounder of Opsian.com and has a long-standing passion for improving Java performance. He’s worked as a developer in different areas including Developer Tools, HFT and Network Protocols. He has written the book “Java 8 Lambdas” for O’Reilly and helps developers learn via http://iteratrlearning.com and http://www.pluralsight.com/author/richard-warburton. Richard is an experienced conference speaker having spoken at dozens of events and sat on conference committees for some of the biggest conferences in Europe and the USA. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.

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Speaker: Sadiq Jaffer

Director at Opsian

Sadiq has for years consulted for multi-national companies designing and implementing highly scalable intelligent platforms. His experience has included deep learning systems, embedded platforms, desktop and mobile games development. He's delivered talks on performance at top software engineering conferences and holds a PhD in autonomous mobile robotics.

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Speaker: Howard Chu

Systems Level Developer & CTO @SymasCorp

Howard Chu has been writing Free/Open Source software since the 1980s. His work has spanned a wide range of computing topics, including most of the GNU utilities (gcc, gdb, gmake, etc.), networking protocols and tools, kernel and filesystem drivers, and focused on maximizing the useful work from a system. Howard founded Symas Corp. with 5 other partners in 1999 and serves as its CTO. His current focus is database oriented, covering LDAP, LMDB, and other non-relational database technologies.

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Speaker: Nitsan Wakart

Performance Engineer - Consultant @DataStax & Chief Performance Consultant at TTNR Labs

An experienced performance engineer with decades of programming experience ranging from finance to commercial JVM implementations, Nitsan started writing software as a child and is unable to stop. A blogger, public speaker, open source contributor, instructor, JUG organizer and Java Champion, Nitsan is the lead developer on the JCTools project, the concurrency library of choice for Netty, DSE and many others.

When not plotting world domination, Nitsan enjoys pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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Speaker: Martin Thompson

High Performance & Low Latency Specialist

Martin is a Java Champion with over 2 decades of experience building complex and high-performance computing systems. He is most recently known for his work on Aeron and SBE. Previously at LMAX he was the co-founder and CTO when he created the Disruptor. Prior to LMAX Martin worked for Betfair, three different content companies wrestling with the world largest product catalogues, and was a lead on some of the most significant C++ and Java systems of the 1990s in the automotive and finance domains. He blogs at mechanical-sympathy.blogspot.com, and can be found giving training courses on performance and concurrency when he is not cutting code to make systems better.

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Speaker: Monica Beckwith

Java Champion, First Lego League Coach, passionate about JVM Performance @Microsoft

Java Champion Monica Beckwith is considered a subject matter expert, has several published articles and gets regular invitations to give talks on JVM/JIT Compilation/Garbage Collection (GC). She is also a JavaOne Rock Star.

Monica has made various performance contributions to the Java HotSpot VM by identifying the need for a NUMA-aware allocator and allocation patterns, reduction of redundant instructions, reduction of the Java object header, prefetching patterns, redundant array checks in a loop and various other optimizations for the JIT compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Monica was the JVM Performance Architect at Arm. Her past also includes leading Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team.

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