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May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
Blithe Rocher

Blithe Rocher
Software Developer, Fastly


Blithe Rocher is a software engineer based in Oakland, CA. Blithe works for Fastly as part of the core engineering team to build the customer-facing Configuration API. Prior to becoming a developer, she received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California. Blithe is passionate about teaching other women how to become developers. She helped organize Rails Girls ATL, a monthly meetup for women interested in learning about programming. When she’s not crafting web applications, she spends time traveling, riding her bike, or with her dog, Nola.


4:20pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
In Real Life
Location: Ballroom F Level: Intermediate
Blithe Rocher (Fastly)
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As more teams move toward microservices architectures, an increasing number of stories have arisen about the pain of poor choices. Attempts to move away from one large, tightly coupled application often result in many smaller, yet still tightly coupled applications. Blithe Rocher covers some of the pitfalls and lessons learned from building several service-oriented systems. Read more.