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Architecture

Past Presentations

From Microliths To Microsystems

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:...

Jonas Bonér Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka
10k Deploys a Day - the Skyscanner Journey So Far

Over the last 18 months, Skyscanner have embarked on a journey of containerisation and Continuous Deployment. We now do 25,000+ builds a month of 500+ distinct services in production - a massive increase in the capability to apply changes to our website and get our newest features out to our...

Stuart Davidson Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Enablement @Skyscanner
Real-Time Data Analysis and ML for FraudPrevention

PayPal processes about a billion dollars of payment volume daily ($354bn in FY2016); complex decisions are made for each transaction or user action, to manage risk and compliance, while also ensuring good user experience. PayPal users can make payments immediately in 200 countries with the...

Mikhail Kourjanski PayPal Lead Data Architect, Risk and Compliance Management Platform
Monolith Decomposition Patterns

Patterns to help you incrementally migrate from a monolith to microservices. Big Bang rebuilds of systems are so 20th century. With our users expecting new functionality to be shipped more frequently than ever before, we no longer have the luxury of a complete system rebuild. In fact, a big bang...

Sam Newman Microservice, Cloud, CI/CD Expert
Microservices for Growth at comparethemarket.com

comparethemarket.com have been running Kubernetes in production for over two years. But the journey has not always been straightforward. Most real stories of growth involve several generations of architecture, repeated accruals and repayments of technical debt, piling up of layers of technology...

Kenichi Shibata Cloud Native Architect @comparethemkt
Adam Stewart Solution Architect @comparethemkt
Challenging Perceptions of NHS IT

What are your perceptions of NHS IT? Not great? Well the truth is very different to what you might expect. There is something of a technical renaissance going on in parts of the NHS where things are being done in a modern way, learning from past experiences. We'll look at one example system...

Edward Hiley Principal Engineer @NHSDigital
Daniel Rathbone Technical Director @InfinityWorks

Interviews

Yan Cui Senior Developer at Space Ape Games

The Present and Future of Serverless Observability

What is the focus of your work today?

At the moment, I’m building the backend services for a real-time multiplayer game on mobile, including an inhouse networking stack that will be deployed globally and supports both TCP and reliable UDP. We’re still doing a lot of tuning, and would put an early alpha build in front of users for external validation on our networking...

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Jonas Bonér Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka

How Events Are Reshaping Modern Systems

How you you describe the persona and level of the target audience?

My talk is for programmers and architects (from beginners to experienced) that are interested in and intrigued by event-driven systems and event-driven architecture.

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Yaroslav Tkachenko Sr Software Engineer @Demonware building Activision's Call of Duty

Actors or Not: Async Event Architectures

What is the focus of your work today? 

I work on a large-scale data pipeline at Activision. We consume various telemetry information from Call of Duty games. Currently I'm mostly focused on ingestion and stream processing.  Actually, stream processing is a pretty big area of interest for me recently and I'm trying to learn and absorb as much available information as...

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Sarah Aerni Director, Data Science @Salesforce Einstein

Models in Minutes not Months: AI as Microservices

I cannot go to any Data Conference and not hear about the Einstein Platform. Why?

Salesforce is democratizing AI with Einstein. Any company and any business user should be able to use AI, regardless of size.

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Michael Maibaum Chief Architect @SkyBet

Pragmatic Resiliency: Super 6 & Sky Bet Evolution

What is your talk about?

You go to a lot of conferences and you hear people from Google or Netflix talking about reactive architectures or the Simian army or whatever, and it all feels quite unattainable for a lot of people. It's like this big complicated thing, there is not much like those systems. And Sky Bet has changed quite a lot over the last few years....

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David Buckhurst Engineering Manager @BBC

BBC iPlayer: Architecting for TV

What is your talk about?

For the last 10 years my life has been TV application development, and everyone asked me what is that? They assume it's all native development. But it's just JavaScript, they're just web sites. My talk is more about iPlayer, demystifying that, how we built the front-end, how we scale. It's our engineering journey as we've moved from 14...

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