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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 / 01:00PM EST

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

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Pitfalls and Patterns in Microservice Dependency Management

Tuesday Nov 10 / 01:50PM EST

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

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Solving Mysteries Faster with Observability

Tuesday Nov 10 / 02:40PM EST

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

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The Medieval Census Problem

Tuesday Nov 10 / 03:30PM EST

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


Speakers from this track

Sha Ma

VP of Software Engineering @GitHub

Sha Ma is VP of Software Engineering at GitHub, where she is responsible for Core Platform and Ecosystem.  Prior to GitHub, Sha was the VP of Engineering at SendGrid, and was part of the leadership team that took the company public in 2017.  Sha cares passionately about Diversity,...

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Silvia Esparrachiari

Software Engineer @Google

Silvia has been a software engineer at Google for 10 years, having worked at User Data Privacy, Spam and Abuse Prevention, and most recently in Cloud and Infrastructure/SRE. She has a bachelor in Molecular Science and a masters in Computer Vision and Human-Computer Interaction. Her current focus...

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Elizabeth Carretto

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Elizabeth Carretto is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix in Productivity Engineering, where she builds UIs for the observability space. Her work focuses on delivering value from observability data to service operators through products like Edgar, a troubleshooting tool built on top of...

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Andy Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries

Andy Walker has been doing software engineering for nearly 30 years at companies like Google, Netscape, Skyscanner, Sony and IBM. He is currently semi-retired which consists of trying to write up everything he has learned in the last 30 years and doing advisory work for startups and scale ups....

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Track Date

Tuesday Nov 10 / 12:00PM EST

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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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