Engineering the Future of Software
November 13–14, 2016: Training
November 14–16, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

Walking the tightrope: Balancing bias to action and planning

Dianne Marsh (Netflix)
9:30am–9:50am Tuesday, 11/15/2016
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 16 ratings)

Architectural decisions that we make today open up possibilities for the future, and we tend to forget the choices that we abandoned. Dianne Marsh shares an example of how the choice of microservices ultimately paved the way for traffic steering at Netflix, highlighting gotchas encountered along the way and some current challenges.

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Dianne Marsh


Dianne Marsh is a director of engineering at Netflix, where she leads a team responsible for tools and systems used for continuous integration, delivery, and deployment to the AWS cloud by nearly all engineers in the company—which are often released as open source tools to the broad community. Dianne coauthored Atomic Scala with Bruce Eckel. She holds a master of science degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University.

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Hyunjoon Cho
11/27/2016 9:48am PST

I really enjoyed Dianne’s presentation. Would it be possible to have a soft copy of the presentation?