Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

The global stack

Kelsey Hightower (Google)
2:15pm–2:30pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 10 ratings)

Since the dawn of the web, the number of connected devices has surpassed the human population, bringing some to believe we’re just living in a simulation. In this new world, what does it mean to be a full stack developer? What even is the full stack anyway?

Kelsey Hightower introduces the global stack and outlines the challenges facing full stack developers now that the target of their efforts must include computers that can go from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds.

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Kelsey Hightower


Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech but most enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming and system administration to his favorite Linux distro of the month.