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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 / 09:00AM PST

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

Site Reliability Engineer @Slack, Contributor to Seeking SRE, & SRECon Steering Committee


Greenwater, Washington: An Availability Story

Wednesday Nov 11 / 09:50AM PST

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


Change Data Capture for Distributed Databases @Netflix

Wednesday Nov 11 / 10:40AM PST

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

Interactive Session

Distributed Systems Panel

Wednesday Nov 11 / 11:30AM PST

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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