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Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Architectures You've Always Wondered About is a QCon staple, and our marque architecture case study track.  In it some of the most successful companies in our industry will share their hard-learned architectural lessons on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance.

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The World Is On Fire And So Is Your Website

Wednesday Nov 18 / 09:00AM PST

Learn how MoveOn architects and scales a complex ecosystem of custom tools that power political organizing work like rapid response mobilizations, get out the vote programs, and data-driven campaigning... on a nonprofit budget! We'll discuss the modern attention economy, the world of...

Ann Lewis

CTO @MoveOn


Building Tech at Presidential Scale

Wednesday Nov 18 / 09:50AM PST

With a small and scrappy team, the Biden campaign endured a highly talented primary field, an onslaught of misinformation, and made an all-staff transition to fully remote at the onset of the global pandemic. The global-scale challenges the campaign faced needed to be backed by a...

Dan Woods

Distinguished Engineer @Target, previously CTO for @JoeBiden & @HillaryClinton


Using DevEx to Accelerate GraphQL Federation Adoption @Netflix

Wednesday Nov 18 / 10:40AM PST

In this talk, we describe how we enabled a large organization’s fragmented API offerings to unify under a fully federated GraphQL architecture by focusing early on a great developer experience.Not only does this help reduce the learning curve associated with federated GraphQL, it also...

Paul Bakker

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix, Author of "Modular Cloud Apps with OSGi"

Kavitha Srinivasan

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Interactive Session

Panel: Modern Architecture Patterns

Wednesday Nov 18 / 11:30AM PST

The way in which we build software is changing ever more rapidly.  Working out what technologies and approaches to bet on is, correspondingly, becoming ever more difficult. For software architects this pace of change means continual research and experimentation to keep on top of this...

Luca Mezzalira

Vice President of Architecture @dazngroup

Kavitha Srinivasan

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Paul Bakker

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix, Author of "Modular Cloud Apps with OSGi"

Wes Reisz

Platform Architect @VMware & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previous VP of Technology @Section

Colin Breck

Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla


Wednesday Nov 18 / 09:00AM PST


Track Host

Charles Humble

Independent Technology Consultant & Technology Communicator

Charles Humble works as an independent technology consultant and technology communicator. He is managing editor for Cloud Native consultancy Container Solutions, and a co-host of the InfoQ podcast. He was editor-in-chief at from March 2014 to April 2020, and before that CTO for...

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