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Past Presentations

The Present and Future of Serverless Observability

As engineers, we're empowered by advancements in cloud platforms to build ever more complex systems that can achieve amazing feats at a scale previously only possible for the elite few. The monitoring tools have evolved over the years to accommodate our growing needs with these increasingly...

Yan Cui Senior Developer at Space Ape Games
Using Your Super Powers to Boost Your Career Development

Developing your own career development is something that we all struggle with, it's not easy or clear what are the steps to do. Even with an experienced career we do still struggle. But that experience brings other things, knowing ourselves, knowing what we do well, what are our super powers and...

Francisco Jordano Engineering Manager @Deliveroo
Beyond the Distributed Monolith: Rearchitecting the Big Data Platform

The BBC’s Audience Platform Data team collects, transforms and delivers billions of events each day from audience interactions with mobile apps and web sites such as BBC News, BBC Sport,  iPlayer and Sounds.Last year we migrated to a new analytics provider and we took this as an...

Blanca Garcia-Gil Principal Engineer on data platform @BBC
How the HotSpot and Graal JVMs execute Java Code

When Java was released in 1995 it was slow, a reputation it has carried for many years… Today Java can give performance that is comparable to C++ and can emit instructions that are more optimal than code which is statically compiled. But how?  This talk will explore practical examples...

James Gough Co-author of Optimizing Java
Microservices: API Re-platforming @Expedia

Expedia Affiliate Network is one of the business unit's that make up Expedia. Their APIs power the global travel industry and generate more than $5 billion a year in sales. They are currently in the process of rolling out a completely new API moving from an on-prem monolith to a cloud-based...

Mariano Albera VP/CTO, Expedia Affiliate Network
Using Quantum Computers to Simulate Chemistry

Quantum computing is unmistakably becoming a thing. With IBM’s announcement of their quantum computing cloud service at CES in January and Google’s announcement last year of their 72-qubit Bristlecone processor, suddenly quantum computing seems to be entering into the Enterprise. In this...

Peter Morgan AI Community Leader & Founder and CEO Deep Learning Partnership

Interviews

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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Duncan MacGregor Working on TruffleRuby and Project Loom with Graal

Graal: Not Just a New JIT for the JVM

Tell me a bit more about the projects that you're working on.

I spend most of my time working on TruffleRuby and a small portion of my time working on project Loom. TruffleRuby is an attempt to produce a high-performance Ruby implementation using a language implementation framework called Truffle. We developed the idea of Truffle; you shouldn't have to write a complicated compiler for your...

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Matthew Cornford Technology Lead and Evangelist  @OcadoTechnology

Orchestrating Robot Swarms with Java

Tell us a bit about the work that you do.

I've been in the software industry for just over 10 years now, working primarily as a software developer and team lead. I have worked mostly in Java across several industries, telecommunications, finance, investment, banking, pensions, and now in automation. I've seen lots of different business, and all the software problems tend to be...

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Jessica Yung Machine Learning blogger and entrepreneur, Self-Driving Car Engineer Scholar @nvidia

Understanding Deep Learning

Tell me a bit about your experience with deep learning.

I frequently use deep learning for a range of different things, very often with time series. Previously I worked in finance. We tried to predict different kinds of stock prices, bond prices and economic indicators. I also worked with self-driving cars. The inspiration for this talk was really very much based in what I was doing because...

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Blanca Garcia-Gil Principal Engineer on data platform @BBC

Beyond the Distributed Monolith: Rearchitecting the Big Data Platform

What are you doing now?

I am a Principal Systems Engineer at the BBC, and within the BBC I work in the area that deals with our personalizations in services. What this means is that when you sign up with an account with the BBC, then you enter all this personalization features and you can get show recommendations, you can follow shows, stay up to date by...

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