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Operating Microservices

Building and operating distributed systems is hard, and microservices are no different. Learn strategies for not just building a service but operating them at scale.

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From Monolith to Microservices

Tuesday Nov 10 / 10:00AM PST

Due to its low overhead and centralized management, companies often start building products under a monolithic architecture.  But as team sizes grow and product use cases become more complicated, this often slows down software development and adds unnecessary friction in the deployment and...

Sha Ma

VP of Software Engineering @GitHub


Pitfalls and Patterns in Microservice Dependency Management

Tuesday Nov 10 / 10:50AM PST

A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable." -- Leslie Lamport, May 28, 1987. Building a product based on microservices has many advantages as vertical/horizontal scaling, independent release cycles...

Silvia Esparrachiari

Software Engineer @Google


Solving Mysteries Faster with Observability

Tuesday Nov 10 / 11:40AM PST

Everyone loves a good mystery, but not when it involves operating our services. Investigating production issues in a microservice architecture can make you feel like a detective, combing through evidence and gathering clues to reconstruct the scene of a crime, all while the clock is ticking. You...

Elizabeth Carretto

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix


The Medieval Census Problem

Tuesday Nov 10 / 12:30PM PST

Delve into the mists of time and the kingdom of Andzania and their progressive queen's journey towards a census of her population. See how the concepts of distributed computing have been known to humanity for hundreds of years and how you can use the medieval census as a model to picture how...

Andy Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries


Tuesday Nov 10 / 09:00AM PST


Track Host

Michelle Brush

Engineering Manager, SRE @Google

Michelle Brush is a math geek turned computer geek with 20 years of software development experience. She has developed algorithms and data structures for pathfinding, search, compression, and data mining in embedded as well as distributed systems. In her current role as an SRE Manager for Google,...

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