The biggest software systems on the planet need sophisticated architectures, deliberately and carefully designed to support true planet-scale, along with high availability, durability, security, and many other concerns.
These systems are often mysterious to outsiders - that’s why they make such good interview questions! Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About is QCon’s marquee track, featuring leading engineers from the world’s best tech companies walking us through the necessary complexity of these leading-edge systems. As well as frankly being very interesting, the design processes, results, and lessons learned along the way are something we can all learn from and take back to our own architectures.
From this track
Scaling Google's Global Cloud L7 Load Balancer
Monday Mar 27 / 10:35AM BST
We'll take a look at Google's Global Cloud L7 Balancer, how it's put together and how we've scaled it to meet the reliability and performance demands of our Cloud customers.
Principal Engineer, Load Balancing @Google
Unconference: Architectures You've Always Wondered About
Monday Mar 27 / 11:50AM BST
What is an unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. Attendees come together, bringing their challenges and relying on the experience and know-how of their peers for solutions.
Global Delivery Lead @SoftEd, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods @InfoQ
Building High-Fidelity Data Streams
Monday Mar 27 / 01:40PM BST
Low latency data streaming technology and practices remain a hot and trending topic among data engineers today. At its core, it promises to deliver data in near real time in order to provide snappy data-driven user experiences.
Fellow, Cloud and Data Platform @Walmart Global Tech, Previously: Netflix, LinkedIn, eBay, Etsy, & PayPal
Tales of Kafka @Cloudflare: Lessons Learnt on the Way to 1 Trillion Messages
Monday Mar 27 / 02:55PM BST
Cloudflare uses Kafka to decouple microservices and communicate the creation, change or deletion of various resources via a common data format in a fault-tolerant manner.
Senior Systems Engineer @Cloudflare
Engineering Manager @Cloudflare
Zoom: Why Does It Work?
Monday Mar 27 / 04:10PM BST
During the pandemic Zoom had to scale massively to support the big move from working in the office every day to meeting online for both business and private use. How did Zoom manage this scaling dilemma? And when you join a Zoom call how does that actually work?
Senior Solutions Architect @Zoom
Banking on Thousands of Microservices
Monday Mar 27 / 05:25PM BST
Monzo has built an entire banking platform from scratch composed of many microservices; it serves over 7 million customers daily with an organisationally lean engineering team. All aspects of the bank are deployed hundreds of times a day (even on Fridays!).
Staff Engineer @Monzo