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Accelerating APIs and Edge Computing

Most modern software applications rely on data exchange between user devices and backend servers. With performance, reliability and efficiency of those directly impacting business metrics, there is a lot at stake.

This track shares the latest techniques to optimize parts of client-server interactions beyond anyone’s direct control - the Internet. You will learn about ways to squeeze the most of the network links, bringing data closer to users or efficiently balancing client-server requests from the organizations operating at a global scale.

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Session Edge Computing

How Do You Distribute Your Database Over Hundreds of Edge Locations?

Tuesday May 25 / 06:10AM PDT

Writing a database is hard enough as is. Writing a database that seamlessly replicates writes to multiple continents is extremely hard. But AWS, Azure and smaller players like FaunaDB have great solutions in this space.But what if you want to distribute your database over a few hundred locations...

Erwin van der Koogh

Product Manager @Cloudflare

Session Architecture

Beating the Speed of Light with Intelligent Request Routing

Tuesday May 25 / 07:10AM PDT

Network request latency is crucial for many Internet applications. For Netflix it matters even outside video streaming - lower latencies to our AWS cloud endpoints mean smoother browsing experience for hundreds of millions of members. The catch - Netflix service is used on hundreds of millions of...

Sergey Fedorov

Director of Engineering @Netflix

Session Networking

How Facebook Is Bringing QUIC to Billions

Tuesday May 25 / 08:10AM PDT

It took Facebook less than a year to implement IETF QUIC and HTTP/3. It took us another 2 years to enable QUIC and HTTP/3 for billions of people. In this talk we will discuss the unexpected technical challenges we faced, from edge load balancer to mobile clients, and from application tweaking to...

Matt Joras

Software Engineer @Facebook

Yang Chi

Software Engineer @Facebook

Session API

Panel: Living on the Edge

Tuesday May 25 / 09:10AM PDT

When do you need to care about edge optimizations, and when it may not be worth the effort? How does the development and operations workflow look like when operating on hundreds or thousands of edge locations? What are the big challenges today and what’s coming next?Join the discussion...

Jose Nino

Staff Software Engineer @Lyft

Rita Kozlov

Product Manager @CloudflareDev

Ivan Ivanov

Engineering Manager on the CDN Reliability team @Netflix


Tuesday May 25 / 06:00AM PDT


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Track Host

Sergey Fedorov

Director of Engineering @Netflix

Sergey is a hands-on engineering leader working for the Content Delivery team at Netflix. An early member of the team that built an Open Connect CDN delivering 13% of the world Internet traffic, he spent years building monitoring and data analysis systems for Netflix video streaming. As part of...

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