Track Host: Thomas Dullien

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Distinguished Engineer, Mathematician, World-Renowned Security Researcher

Thomas started his career in the field of computer security under the pseudonym "Halvar Flake", and spent ~20 years in that field. Starting from low-level reverse engineering, he moved toward tooling for malware and vulnerability analysis, started a company that did large-scale malware disassembly and correlation, sold the company to Google, spent 7 years at Google. There, he spent time integrating & scaling the technology and then returning to a research role where he encountered Rowhammer - the DRAM-reliability-issue that he helped turn into a security issue. He then switched fields to efficient computation and cloud economics, started a company that shipped the first multi-runtime, whole-system, whole-fleet in-production profiler, and then joined Elastic as part of getting acquired. His interests are the intersection of low-level machine understanding, the economical impact of efficient compute, and the ecological benefits of greater efficiency.

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Performance Engineering Unleashed: Powering Efficiency and Innovation

Understanding performance engineering can be an amazing power, you can use it to cut costs or enable new features without making systems too expensive or unresponsive, and to enable fast responsive interfaces that customers love. This track explores all of these directions in a practical way that will give you ideas to take home and use, and covers practical and cutting edge techniques.


Monday Apr 8 / 10:35AM BST