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Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Architectures You've Always Wondered About is a QCon staple, and our marque architecture case study track.  In it some of the most successful companies in our industry will share their hard-learned architectural lessons on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance.  For this edition of the track, we’re putting the emphasis on real-world case studies for modern cloud architectures.

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Session Architecture

BBC Online: Architecting for Scale with the Cloud and Serverless

Tuesday May 18 / 07:00AM PDT

During the 2020 US Presidential Election, BBC Online served video, audio, and text to over 140 million users. Events like this require the BBC’s sites and apps to be at their very best – fast, reliable, and relevant at massive scale. It’s been achieved with a modern,...

Matthew Clark

Head Of Architecture for the @BBC's Digital Products

Session Performance

Optimizing Your Web Performance: Separating the Signals from the Noise

Tuesday May 18 / 08:00AM PDT

Everyone agrees on the theory of optimizing web performance but how does it work in practice? In this talk I will be sharing the journey Trainline has been on leading up to Google introducing Core Web Vitals as a ranking signal this month. It will include how as a team we learned to separate out...

Carl Anderson

Director of Engineering @trainline

Session Kafka

Building and Scaling a Control Plane for 1000s of Kafka Clusters

Tuesday May 18 / 09:00AM PDT

At Confluent Cloud we deploy, manage, maintain and scale 1000s of Kafka, Kafka Connect and KSQL clusters. In order to create a cloud-native experience for our users, we've built a control plane that provides both self-serve functionality for our users and automation for Confluent engineers....

Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop

Vivek Sharma

Senior Engineer @Confluent

Session Architecture

Panel: Event Driven Architectures of Scale

Tuesday May 18 / 10:00AM PDT

Event-driven architectures (EDA) have been around for decades but are back in vogue, driven in part by the shift to the cloud and multicore architectures, data-driven applications, and related trends such as microservices and distributed computing.  Our expert panel will explore what...

Wes Reisz

Platform Architect @VMware & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previous VP of Technology @Section

Matthew Clark

Head Of Architecture for the @BBC's Digital Products

Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop

Ian Thomas

Senior Principal Engineer at Flutter Entertainment


Tuesday May 18 / 06:00AM PDT




Track Host

Charles Humble

Independent Technology Consultant & Technology Communicator

Charles Humble works as an independent technology consultant and technology communicator. He is managing editor for Cloud Native consultancy Container Solutions, and a co-host of the InfoQ podcast. He was editor-in-chief at from March 2014 to April 2020, and before that CTO for...

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