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Track Overview

Distributed Systems for Developers

Computer science in practice. An applied track that fuses together the human side of computer science with the technical choices that are made along the way


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Essential Complexity in Systems Architecture

Wednesday Nov 11 / 12:00PM EST

Simplicity is a virtue - simple systems should be easier to understand, easier to work on, easier to operate, and thus, more reliable. Everyone agrees on this in principle, to the extent that the ideal of promoting simplicity now appears in industry job ladder descriptions.    But what...

Laura Nolan

Senior Staff Engineer @Slack, Contributor to Seeking SRE, & SRECon Steering Committee

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Greenwater, Washington: An Availability Story

Wednesday Nov 11 / 12:50PM EST

System availability is a personal experience. If you’re having a bad time, it’s not much comfort if everybody else is doing fine. Unfortunately, the traditional ways - and even many of the modern ways - of thinking about availability don’t take this into consideration, and...

Marc Brooker

Senior Principal Engineer @AWS

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Change Data Capture for Distributed Databases @Netflix

Wednesday Nov 11 / 01:40PM EST

At Netflix, we have hundreds of microservices that rely on hybrid backends ranging from RDS or NoSQL to ElasticSearch or Iceberg. This necessitates hybrid backends for distributed high throughput applications since no single database can handle all the access patterns. A classic example of this...

Raghuram Onti Srinivasan

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Tharanga Gamaethige

Senior Software Engineer - Core Data Platform Team @Netflix

PANEL DISCUSSION

Distributed Systems Panel

Wednesday Nov 11 / 02:30PM EST


Speakers from this track

Laura Nolan

Senior Staff Engineer @Slack, Contributor to Seeking SRE, & SRECon Steering Committee

Laura Nolan's background is in Site Reliability Engineering, software engineering, distributed systems, and computer science. She wrote the 'Managing Critical State' chapter in the O'Reilly 'Site Reliability Engineering' book, as well as contributing to the more recent...

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Marc Brooker

Senior Principal Engineer @AWS

Marc Brooker is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services, currently focussed on database services. He’s been at AWS for 12 years, and has worked on EC2, EBS, Lambda, and IoT. He’s interested in distributed systems, databases, serverless, and economics. Marc has a PhD in EE...

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Raghuram Onti Srinivasan

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Raghuram is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix where he works on Data Integrations Platform enabling Change Data Capture and Google Suite integrations. He has contributed a Distributed locking mechanism to Dynomite, an open-source in-memory distributed datastore. He has previously worked on...

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Tharanga Gamaethige

Senior Software Engineer - Core Data Platform Team @Netflix

Tharanga is a Senior Software Engineer of the Core Data Platform team at Netflix where he works on building fault-tolerant and scalable storage systems to bring joy to Netflix viewers. He mainly works in EVCache, Netflix's distributed caching system where he contributes to open source...

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Track Host

Cindy Sridharan

Distributed Systems Engineer

Cindy Sridharan is a distributed systems engineer. She's the author of a book on Distributed Systems Observability with O'Reilly and the co-author of an upcoming book on distributed systems engineering in the cloud. She runs the Prometheus user group in San Francisco, has been a reviewer of...

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Track Host

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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