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Past Presentations

Drivetribe: A Social Network on Streams

Drivetribe is the world's biggest motoring destination, as envisioned by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. Built on top of the Event Sourcing/CQRS pattern, the Drivetribe platform uses Apache Kafka as its source of truth and Apache Flink as its processing backbone. This talk aims...

Aris Koliopoulos CTO @Drivetribe
Hamish Dickson Backend engineer @Drivetribe
Build Node.js APIs using Serverless

Serverless lets you focus on coding and testing instead of provisioning infrastructure, configuring web servers, debugging your configuration, managing security settings, and all the drudgery normally associated with getting an app up and running. In this session with, you’ll discover how to...

Simona Cotin Cloud Developer Advocate @Microsoft
The Evolving Practice of Security

As technology has evolved from on-premise data centres to cloud native systems, the practices of managing that technology has evolved giving us benefits like continuous integration and deployment and configuration as code and cloud orchestration platforms. But security practices have generally...

Michael Brunton-Spall Independent Security Consultant, previously Deputy Director for Technology and Operation, & Head of CyberSecurity of Government Digital Service
The Good the Bad the Ugly: Making Teams Perform Better

A case study on how a team of engineers and data scientists worked together for a year and became high performing by embracing change, improving day to day practices, breaking the walls between disciplines and overcoming many communication (and other!) challenges together.

Victoria Puscas Engineering Manager - Pricing / Logistics Algorithms @Deliveroo
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
How Condé Nast Succeeds by a Culture That Embraces Failure

Systems architectures are increasingly diverse to serve the growing demands for scalability, fault tolerance, isolation, and extensibility. But the compromise is ever complex software to operate and maintain often with no single shared view of entire design. This is especially true with the...

Crystal Hirschorn VP Engineering, Global Strategy & Operations @CondeNast

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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Sonya Moisset Lead Security Engineer @Photobox / Tech Lead @PrideInLondon

Keep Calm and Secure Your CI/CD Pipeline

What is the work that you are doing today?

In my day job, I'm the lead security engineer at Photobox. I'm in charge of application security, cloud security and network security within my team. And for Pride in London, I'm the tech lead and the security manager. I take care of the website and the application, manage a team of fifteen developers and implement features...

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Finbarr Joy Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet

Engineering Culture Revived

What is the focus of your work as CTO at Superbet today?

We are currently building the technology capability for a new global online betting and gaming proposition. My role involves everything from establishing platform direction, new capabilities / teams, ways of working, and influencing our digital business strategy.

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Gilberto Bertin System Engineer @Cloudflare London

XDP in Practice: DDoS Mitigation @Cloudflare

What's the main focus of the work that you do today?

I'm currently working in the DDoS mitigation team at Cloudflare London, where I spend my time daily on a few different areas. There are in fact many different tasks to keep the DDoS mitigation pipeline up. Every time we see something new we jump on that and take a look to try to understand what's going on. I also spend some time...

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Will Jones VP of Engineering, @Habito

Habito: The Purely-Functional Mortgage Broker

Tell me about the work you are doing.

Habito is changing the way mortgages work in the United Kingdom. It's quite a complicated process to work through. About 70% of the market is intermediated, so it's a good place to build a consumer-friendly brand and fix problems like not being able to understand what an appropriate mortgage looks like or how repayments work -- in...

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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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