Astrid Atkinson

(She / her / hers)

CEO and co-founder @CamusEnergy

Astrid is the CEO and co-founder of Camus Energy, a company dedicated to decarbonizing the grid using a software-centric approach and deep experience in distributed systems. She previously led software and systems teams at Google, where she was an early leader in the Site Reliability Engineering team, and went on to lead infrastructure teams in Cloud, Search, and Product Infrastructure. She was personally on-call for for five years, and is passionate about using her skills and privilege to combat climate change.

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A Distributed Systems Approach to Decarbonizing the Grid

The electrical grid is the cornerstone of all our plans to decarbonize our energy system and prevent the worst effects of climate change. What role can software play in how we manage it? Why is the grid like a distributed system, and what can we learn from the technologies we developed to manage computer networks, servers, and containers? This talk walks through how technologies like real time monitoring, software load balancing and fleet orchestration can help address one of the greatest challenges of our lifetimes.


Monday Nov 1 / 12:10PM EDT (40 minutes)


Architectures You've Always Wondered About



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