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Past Presentations

Introducing and Scaling a GraphQL BFF

In 2020, many developers are sold on GraphQL, and are choosing to introduce it to their codebase in the form of a "Backend For Frontend" API. But what happens next? After a year or two in production, this GraphQL BFF might need to scale to serve more than just a single application.This...

Michelle Garrett Software Engineer @CondeNast
Tough Call: Handling “Difficult” Remote Conversations Like A Pro

All leaders have to have difficult conversations, with individuals and with groups.  Whether you’re supporting a team to have “robust discussions” to collaborate on a high-stakes problem; resolving disruptive personality clashes; or telling someone they aren’t getting...

Judy Rees Remote Collaboration Consultant
Machine Learning Through Streaming at Lyft

Uses of Machine Learning are pervasive in today’s world. From recommendations systems to ads serving. In the world of ride sharing we use Machine Learning to make a lot of decisions in realtime, for example: supply/demand curves are used to get an accurate ETA(estimated time of arrival) and...

Sherin Thomas Senior Software Engineer @Lyft
Leading a Journey to Better Quality

Often managers are tasked with work to help improve teams and the engineering disciplines they follow. Most managers, unfortunately, end up deciding for themselves what practices will work best for the team and start by mandating change. However, a true leader likes to think about how everyone...

Maryam Umar Head Of Quality @thoughtmachine
Applying AI/ML for Trusted Commerce Connections @Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace is aimed at making buying and selling seamless for people locally within their communities and open up economic opportunity through social commerce. Given that Trust is a key driver of consumer decisions in Commerce, it is important for Facebook to build trust amongst buyers...

Liza Fireman Engineering Manager @Facebook Marketplace Trust & Safety
JS � Character Encodings

Character encodings can be confusing for every developer, providing pitfalls even for the most experienced ones, so a lot of the time we want to end up with something that “just works” without an in-depth understanding of the involved concepts. In this talk, Anna will give an overview...

Anna Henningsen Node.js Developer

Interviews

Sherin Thomas Senior Software Engineer @Lyft

Machine Learning Through Streaming at Lyft

What is the work you are doing today?

I work for a ride sharing company called Lyft. Our mission is to improve people's lives through the world's best transportation. For the last two and a half years, I have been working on the streaming platform team. In the ride sharing world, it is imperative to build the most recent state of the world and take decisions based...

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Maryam Umar Head Of Quality @thoughtmachine

Leading a Journey to Better Quality

What is the focus of your work these days?

I work as Head of Quality at Thought Machine, and my focus has been one to enable teams to bake quality in the entire process, but not only engineering, it's also focused on how we work with clients, how we create processes, are we creating the right processes and so on. I work on measuring a lot of metrics as part of this....

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Anna Henningsen Node.js Developer

JS � Character Encodings

What is the focus of your work today?

I work on Node.js. That is pretty much my job description. I get to work on the core software, on the platform itself. There have been two parts that I've been working on. One is our test suite, it has a couple of flaky tests, which can be annoying, and I’ve been trying to fix some of them. The other thing is something that I...

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Victoria Puscas Engineering Manager - Pricing / Logistics Algorithms @Deliveroo

The Good the Bad the Ugly: Making Teams Perform Better

What is the focus of your work these days?

I am an Engineering Manager at Deliveroo. I joined the company about 3 years ago as a software engineer and changed roles 2.5 years ago. I look after Logistics Algorithms and Rider Pricing teams at the same time.

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Sonya Moisset Lead Security Engineer @Photobox / Tech Lead @PrideInLondon

Keep Calm and Secure Your CI/CD Pipeline

What is the work that you are doing today?

In my day job, I'm the lead security engineer at Photobox. I'm in charge of application security, cloud security and network security within my team. And for Pride in London, I'm the tech lead and the security manager. I take care of the website and the application, manage a team of fifteen developers and implement features...

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Katy Anton Principal Application Security Consultant @Veracode

Security Vulnerabilities Decomposition

What is the work you're doing today?

Today I work as an application security consultant at Veracode. As part of my job, I help developers and software architects to secure their software. I work with development teams and help them fix correctly the security flaws identified by automated tools, to ensure that they have been remediated in a secure manner.

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