Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Samantha Quiñones

Samantha Quiñones
Principal Software Engineer, AOL

Website | @ieatkillerbees

Samantha Quiñones is a polyglot hacker and systems architecture expert. Over the course of her 17-year career, she has built software and led teams for some of the largest names in technology, and she is currently a principal software engineer at AOL. Samantha is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and participated in the White House Data Jam on STEM Workforce Quality, Flow, and Diversity. She has been recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the top Latin@s in American Media, and is a recipient of the DCFT Powerful Female Programmers Award.


9:30–11:00 Wednesday, 28/10/2015
Location: G102/103
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(3.68, 34 ratings)
Taking a data-driven approach to application management starts with instrumentation, but storing, analyzing, and distributing that data to the people who need it introduces a unique set of problems. Discover how one of the world’s top media platforms handles the massive stream of analytics pouring in from millions of devices, and dive into the technologies that help find meaning at 20 MB/s. Read more.
13:45–14:25 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Location: G104/105
Samantha Quiñones (AOL), Patrick Debois (Jedi), Lorna Mitchell (IBM), Lindsay Holmwood (Australian Government Digital Transformation Office)
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(3.91, 23 ratings)
The topic of burnout has become front of mind for many people in our industry due to recent events. The individual consequences are potentially very damaging, ranging from a lack of career advancement to severe mental health problems, and in a few rare cases, suicide. But the focus cannot simply be on individuals - pervasive organizational issues contribute most significantly to burnout. Read more.