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Security War Stories: The Battle For The Internet of Things

The current age where privacy is no longer regarded as "a social norm" may not long survive the coming of the Internet of Things. To a lot of people the digital Internet still isn't as real as the outside world. But it's going to be a different matter altogether when your things tattle on you...

Alasdair Allan Scientist/Maker/Hacker
Practical Blockchains: Building on Bitcoin

Talk will answer the questions: Why use Bitcoin over other blockchains What are safe, future proof ways to peg data to Bitcoin's blockchain What is Bitcoin script, and how can it be used?

Peter Todd Bitcoin Core Developer & @Coinkite Advisor
The Move to AI: From HFT to Laplace Demon

The race for low latency data continues. 10 years ago, Flashboys were helping HFT make money with low-latency infrastructures. Today, hedge funds build AI brains pumping hundreds of sources of data in real-time, seeking ubiquity to build Laplace Demons.

Eric Horesnyi CEO @streamdata.io
Albert Bifet Associate Professor @Telecom ParisTech
Modular Java Development in Action

Since Java 9, a brand new module system is part of the Java platform. This isn’t your average language feature: making the most out of it may involve rewiring your brain. In this session we explore the benefits of a modular codebase using Java 9 modules. After reviewing the basic concepts of...

Sander Mak Fellow & Software Architect @luministech
Reinventing npmjs.com

The npm website has some catching up to do. It began as the homepage for a fledgling open source project and it has grown to become the foremost resource for over 600,000 packages in the npm registry. It now needs to keep up with the expectations of modern users and evolve into something...

Katie Fenn Software Engineer @npm
Streaming a Million likes/second: Real-time Interactions on Live Video

When a broadcaster like BBC streams a live video on LinkedIn, tens of thousands of viewers will watch it concurrently. Typically, hundreds of likes on the video will be streamed in real-time to all of these viewers. That amounts to a million likes/second streamed to viewers per live video. How do...

Akhilesh Gupta Sr. Staff Software Engineer @LinkedIn

Interviews

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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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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Avi Deitcher Managing Consultant @Atomic Inc.

LinuxKit

What's the focus of your work today?

I'm playing in a few different areas all related around technology and operations. My focus tends to be where do changes in technology or engineering lead to fundamental changes in how individuals and companies operate. Sometimes it's a little bit more about the tech, sometimes it's a little more about operations and organization, but...

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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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Danielle Leong Engineer on GitHub's Community and Safety Team

Consensual Software: Prioritizing Trust & Safety

What makes trust and safety important?

Trust and safety is about keeping users safe. Online harassment is unfortunately a reality. When you are part of a community and online space you should be able to connect with one another and work together safe and be productive. My team at Github builds community management tools and features to discourage destructive behavior.

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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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