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Past Presentations

Scaling Facebook Live Videos to a Billion Users

Facebook Live is a live streaming platform available to all Facebook users (1 billion daily active people) from Facebook apps as well as an API. It enables citizen journalism, makes it easy to share everyday moments with your friends and allows celebrities to interact with their fans directly....

Sachin Kulkarni Engineering Director @Facebook focused on Live, Videos, and Messenger
From Concurrent to Parallel

As core counts continue to increase, how we exploit hardware parallelism in practice shifts from concurrency — using more cores to handle more user requests — to parallelism — using more cores to solve data-intensive problems faster. This talk will explore the different goals, tools, and...

Brian Goetz Java Language Architect @Oracle
Crushing Tech Debt Through Automation at Coinbase

In the past 4 years Coinbase has grown from one service in production to over 100. Our team has grown 50x, we’ve launched in 30 countries and reinvented ourselves several times as we mature and our industry evolves. We believe a failure mode of financial companies is the death of innovation...

Rob Witoff Chief Architect @Coinbase
Scaling Uber's Elasticsearch Clusters

Uber's Marketplace is the algorithmic brain behind Uber's ride-sharing services, and the brain needs immense amount of real-time data to make timely and sound decisions. Uber's Marketplace Intelligence team has been using Elasticsearch as a real-time OLAP database to serve thousands of internal...

Danny Yuan Real-time Streaming Lead @Uber
Real-Time Decisions Using ML on the Google Cloud Platform

Ocado Technology is providing a full solution to put the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI and IoT. Processing tens of thousands of orders every day, we generate millions of events every minute, leading to huge amount of data to be managed. We will present how this Big Data...

Carlos Garcia Ocado Smart Platform Fraud Team Lead
Przemyslaw Pastuszka ML Engineer @Ocado
From Batch to Streaming to Both

In this talk I walk through how the streaming data platform at Skyscanner evolved over time. This platform now processes hundreds of billions of events per day, including all our application logs, metrics and business events. But streaming platforms are hard, and we did not get it right on day...

Herman Schaaf Senior Software Engineer @Skyscanner

Interviews

Elaine Ou Security Engineer @GlobalFinancialAccess & Co-Creator of Sand Hill Exchange

Blockchain Introduction: Peering Through the Hype

QCon: What are smart contracts?

We use smart contracts as computer executable code that performs the tasks and provisions that would be described in a real world legal contract. The intention is that it runs in an auditable place to ensure the integrity of this software contract.

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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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Crystal Hirschorn VP Engineering, Global Strategy & Operations @CondeNast

How Condé Nast Succeeds by a Culture That Embraces Failure

Tell me a bit about the work that you do.

I'm the Director of Engineering and Cloud Platforms. I oversee the whole software engineering function at Condé Nast International which is better known for its portfolio of magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Wired, Vanity Fair, Glamour. It's an international company - we have operations in 11 different countries around the world in Asia,...

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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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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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Marisa Fagan Product Security Lead @Synopsys

Security Champions: Only YOU Can Prevent File Forgery

What is the focus of the work that you do today?

Right now I'm working at Synopsis on a team called Product Security, and the focus of our work is to increase the amount of security activities that the engineering team is doing for our products. Our goal is to make the most secure product possible and to increase the security mindset of our employees in the engineering department for...

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