Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Sam Stokes

Sam Stokes
Engineer, Honeycomb

Website | @samstokes

Sam Stokes is a software engineer who can’t leave well enough alone. He’s compelled to fix broken things, whether they are software systems, engineering processes, or cultures. After watching too many systems catch fire, he’s building better smoke detectors at Honeycomb; in a past life, he cofounded Rapportive and built recommendation systems at LinkedIn.


2:15pm–3:05pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Devops, Distributed systems, Microservices
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Anti-Pattern, Best Practice
Sam Stokes (Honeycomb)
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In the complex world of microservices and distributed systems, we need to understand what our software is doing. Traditional tools, such as logs, read by humans and filtered by crude rules, aren’t powerful enough. Sam Stokes explains that we need new, better tools and why this will also require us to design our systems to give the tools better data. Read more.