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Modern Operating Systems

Decompose the modern operating system, LinuxKit, Containers, Unikernals, eBPF, and more.


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SESSION + Live Q&A Interview Available

LinuxKit

Why aren't operating systems more like applications?We live in an era of application microservices, even nanoservices. Each application serves precisely its purpose, living for exactly how long it needs. When we need it to do something else, we either create a distinct service, or rebuild...

Avi Deitcher

Managing Consultant @Atomic Inc.

SESSION + Live Q&A eBPF

A Journey Into Intel’s SGX

This talk will give a deep dive into Intels SGX technology by way of a story. First, it will cover an overview of computer architecture as background. Following that, will be a walk through of one version of the hardware and it’s flaws, what changed in the next version... and it’s continued...

Jessie Frazelle

Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer

SESSION + Live Q&A Interview Available

Fine-Grained Sandboxing With V8 Isolates

In an ideal world, code would always run as close as possible to the things with which it communicates -- end users, storage, external APIs, etc. However, most software stacks are only cost-effective if applications are long-running, handling many events in one place. We need a new approach that...

Kenton Varda

Tech lead @Cloudflare Workers

SESSION + Live Q&A Unikernel

Unikernels Aren’t Dead, They’re Just Not Containers

For years we’ve been observing the Unikernel concept gather and then lose steam. Unikernels where put forward as the next evolutionary step beyond containers. However, unikernels are fundamentally different beasts and they really have very little in common with containers. I’ll try to look...

Per Buer

CEO @IncludeOS

SESSION + Live Q&A Operating Systems

The Future of Operating Systems on RISC-V

RISC-V is a free and open instruction set architecture that is seeing frenzied development activity. It also represents a new development model for the hardware industry, enabling cross-industry collaboration on a common standard and spawning a range of open source implementations. This ability...

Alex Bradbury

Co-Founder and Director @lowRISC, LLVM hacker

PANEL DISCUSSION + Live Q&A Open Space

Panel: Secure Isolation of Applications

Applications have been isolated by lots of different means: processes, virtual machines, containers, and new methods are appearing such as SGX and in-process isolates. What is secure? Have Spectre and Meltdown changed the landscape? What should we use? Ask our expert panel.

Justin Cormack

Developer @Docker

Jessie Frazelle

Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer

Per Buer

CEO @IncludeOS

Allison Randall

Director at Eigenstate

Kenton Varda

Tech lead @Cloudflare Workers


Speakers from this track

Avi Deitcher

Managing Consultant @Atomic Inc.

Avi Deitcher has been an engineer and businessman for over 20 years, designing and implementing technology, strategy and operations. He loves technology, but most importantly he loves what it enables us to do as individuals and businesses. He uses his time helping clients implement technology...

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Jessie Frazelle

Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer

Jessie Frazelle is a independent consultant. She is a computer programmer who has worked at GitHub, Microsoft, Google, Docker and various companies and startups before that. She’s worked on a lot of the open source projects in the container ecosystem as well as having a few projects of her own.

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Kenton Varda

Tech lead @Cloudflare Workers

Kenton is the architect of Cloudflare Workers, a "serverless" compute platform which distributes your code to 165+ locations globally so that it always runs as close to the client as possible. Prior to joining Cloudflare, Kenton created Sandstorm.io and Cap'n Proto. Further back, while at Google,...

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Per Buer

CEO @IncludeOS

CEO of IncludeOS, where we've had the bright idea of doing an operating system from scratch. Founded Varnish Software some ten years ago. I've spent my life working on infrastructure-related software that has been tied to performance in some way or another. I'm not really great at human/computer...

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Alex Bradbury

Co-Founder and Director @lowRISC, LLVM hacker

Alex is Co-Founder of lowRISC CIC, aiming to bring the benefits of open source development to the hardware industry by producing a high quality, secure, and open source SoC and associated infrastructure. He is a well-known member of the LLVM community, and is code owner and primary author of the...

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Justin Cormack

Developer @Docker

Justin Cormack is a software engineer at Docker. He works on security, developer tooling and more. He is always interested in new programming language technology.

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Allison Randall

Director at Eigenstate

Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the Open Source Initiative, board member of the OpenStack Foundation, board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders.   Her first geek...

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Track Host

Justin Cormack

Developer @Docker

Justin Cormack is a software engineer at Docker. He works on security, developer tooling and more. He is always interested in new programming language technology.

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