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Cloud Computing

Past Presentations

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
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
Improving Life in Smaller, Heterogeneous Projects

Many presentations on Developer Experience focus on a single large ongoing project, or a particular methodology or toolset. The consulting world faces a multitude of fixed length projects of various sizes, with an astoundingly diverse array of constraints and givens. How do we ensure a good...

James Uther Senior Developer @LShift
Scaling for the Known Unknown

Monzo’s recent crowdfunding was run entirely through its app, using the very same platform that runs the bank! How were we so sure we could handle the flood of users wanting to invest, without impacting the experience of those depending on it for everyday banking? In the weeks before the...

Suhail Patel Backend Engineer @Monzo
Taming Distributed Stateful Pets With Kubernetes

So you've mastered Kubernetes for scheduling and scaling your stateless applications. Your pager has been quieter, life is good. But what about the carefully configured database clusters running on expensive dedicated infrastructure? (And the expensive sysadmin you're paying to maintain it!). In...

Matthew Bates Co-founder at UK Kubernetes Company Jetstack
James Munnelly Solutions Engineer @Jetstack
Tesla Virtual Power Plant

A Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is a network of distributed energy-resources (often solar, wind, and batteries) that are aggregated to provide smarter and more flexible power generation, distribution, and availability. A VPP leverages assets for more than one purpose, and, in doing so, decentralizes...

Colin Breck Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla
Percy Link Staff Software Engineer @Tesla

Interviews

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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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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Jessica Kerr Polyglot Functional Developer on the JVM

Develop Your Development Experience

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

Mid-to-senior developers, architects, and development managers. These are people who want to improve their teams, but the methods prescribed so far aren't doing enough for them.

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Katie Gamanji Cloud Platform Engineer @AmericanExpress, former @condenastint

Interoperability of Open-Source Tools: The Emergence of Interfaces 

What is the work you’re doing today?

I am a Cloud Platform Engineer for American Express. Currently, I am part of the team that aims to transmogrify the current platform by embracing the cloud native principles and making the best use of the open-source tools.

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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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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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