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Architecture

Past Presentations

Microservices At The Heart of BBC iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer API used to be a monolithic Java application. Two years ago we switched to Node.js microservices and we have been iterating on it ever since. We have learnt many things along the way including how to keep distributed systems decoupled, how to monitor the health of our services in...

Cem Staveley Software Engineer @BBC iPlayer
Chaos Engineering: Why the World Needs More Resilient Systems

There are those of us that are motivated to build resilient systems, improve uptime, move fast and keep systems reliable. Then there are those of us who feel overwhelmed by our to-do lists and the features or projects we feel we need to get out the door. The world needs more resilient systems...

Tammy Butow Principal Site Reliability Engineer @Gremlin
RSocket: Solving Real-World Architectural Challenges

It may seem surprising that a networking protocol can have such wide-ranging implications for applications are architected – but RSocket, with its unique flexibility and set of guarantees, is being used by some of the largest cloud-based companies to achieve order-of-magnitude reductions in...

Robert Roeser Co-Founder & CEO @netifi_inc
Andy Shi Developer Advocate @AlibabaGroup
Ondrej Lehecka Software Engineer @Facebook
Databases and Stream Processing: A Future of Consolidation

Are databases and stream processors wholly different things, or are they really two sides of the same coin? Certainly, stream processors feel very different from traditional databases when you use them. In this talk, we’ll explore why this is true, but maybe more importantly why it's...

Benjamin Stopford Author of “Designing Event Driven Systems” & Senior Director @confluentinc
Observability, Event Sourcing and State Machines

What is a way to have complete transparency of the state of a service? Ideally we would record everything - the inputs, outputs and timings - in order to capture highly reproducible and transparent state changes. However, is it possible to record every event or message in and out of a service...

Peter Lawrey Gold Badges Java, JVM, Memory, & Performance @StackOverflow / Lead developer of the OpenHFT project

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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Luca Mezzalira VP of Architecture @DAZN

Lessons From DAZN: Scaling Your Project with Micro-Frontends

What work are you doing today?

I'm VP of Architecture at a company called DAZN. It's similar to Netflix but for live sports mainly and video-on-demand. It's a platform dedicated to sports. We are available in nine countries and we have a ton of devices that we are targeting between consoles, TVs, set top boxes, web browsers and mobile. I had the...

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Sachin Kulkarni Engineering Director @Facebook focused on Live, Videos, and Messenger

Scaling Facebook Live Videos to a Billion Users

QCon: What is your role at Facebook today, and what are the types of problems you’re focused on?

I’m currently working on the backend for Facebook Live, Facebook Video, and Facebook Messenger. Most recently. I’ve been spending a lot of time on scaling the Facebook Live stack. Facebook Live let’s anybody broadcast across the world using just the camera in their pocket. What this means (in real terms) is the backend has to be...

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Bilgin Ibryam Product Manager and former Architect @RedHat

The Evolution of Distributed Systems on Kubernetes

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you are currently working on.

I currently work for Red Hat as a Product Manager. I look after Data Integration and how data integration might look like in a cloud native world. Everything is moving on Kubernetes and OpenShift including data. I look after projects such as Debezium for Change Data Capture, Data Virtualization and helping drive the roadmap.

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Jonas Bonér Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka

From Microliths To Microsystems

QCon: Your original title had Microdisservices before you changed it to the current one. What did you mean by Microdisservices?

You will get Microdisservices when you approach microservices in a too simplistic way. When you do not go all in building systems with Microservices, bringing over too much preconceptions, patterns, tools and ways of thinking, learned from years building monoliths. It’s a good way to shoot yourself in the foot and get all the...

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Lisa Guo Software Engineer @Instagram

Scaling Instagram Infrastructure

QCon: What are the main problems you are focused on today?

Lisa: I am a software engineer on the Instagram Infrastructure Team. Our team’s main purpose is to keep the scalability of our systems up. While doing that, we identify both short term and long term fixes around scale. Additionally, we work closely with many other teams on the product side to help them to identify bottlenecks and...

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