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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 / 12:00PM EST

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

Senior Advisor for Technology Delivery at the U.S. Small Business Administration

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Building Tech at Presidential Scale

Wednesday Nov 18 / 12:50PM EST

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

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Using DevEx to Accelerate GraphQL Federation Adoption @Netflix

Wednesday Nov 18 / 01:40PM EST

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

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel: Modern Architecture Patterns

Wednesday Nov 18 / 02:30PM EST

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


Speakers from this track

Ann Lewis

Senior Advisor for Technology Delivery at the U.S. Small Business Administration

Ann Lewis is Senior Advisor for Technology Delivery at the SBA, focusing on service delivery, system integration, procurement, and all the places where policy implementation intersect with technology. She is part of a cohort of technology leaders appointed to government agencies, with the...

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Dan Woods

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

Dan Woods was CTO for Biden for President during the 2020 election. Previously he worked building tech for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and before that he was a senior software engineer at Netflix. Dan is an O'Reilly author, an avid public speaker, and technologist....

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Paul Bakker

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

Paul is a senior software engineer at Netflix, with a focus on developer experience. He has a long history in the Java community, is a Java Champion and author of “Java 9 Modularity” and “Modular Cloud Apps with OSGi”, both published by O’Reilly. He has a passion for...

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Kavitha Srinivasan

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Kavitha Srinivasan is a senior software engineer at Netflix. With more than 15 years of experience in distributed systems, she is currently working on developer experience to facilitate the growing adoption of GraphQL.

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Luca Mezzalira

Vice President of Architecture @dazngroup

Luca Mezzalira is the vice president of architecture at DAZN. In his 16-year career, Luca has worked on cutting-edge projects for mobile, desktop, web, TVs, set-top boxes, and embedded devices. Luca is a Google Developer Expert on web technologies, the author of Front-End Reactive Architectures...

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Wes Reisz

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

Wesley Reisz is Platform Architect at VMware and former VP of Technology at Section (an Edge Compute Platform). Wes also chairs the San Francisco edition of QCon.Before VMware, Wes served as the product owner for all of the English speaking QCon conferences worldwide, was a...

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Colin Breck

Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla

Colin Breck leads the cloud platforms organization for Tesla Energy developing real-time services for power generation, battery storage, vehicle charging, and grid services. Colin detailed the Tesla Virtual Power Plant at QCon London in 2020. Colin is interested in the intersection of...

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Track Date

Wednesday Nov 18 / 12:00PM EST

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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 InfoQ.com from March 2014 to April 2020, and before that CTO for...

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