Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Emil Stolarsky

Emil Stolarsky
Production Engineer, Shopify

Website | @EmilStolarsky

Emil Stolarsky is a production engineer at Shopify, where he works on performance, scriptable load balancers, and DNS tooling. When he’s not trying to make Shopify’s global performance heat map green, he’s shivering over a spiked cup of coffee in the great Canadian north.


11:25am–12:05pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Level: Intermediate
Emil Stolarsky (Shopify), Justin Li (Shopify)
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Once reserved for companies large enough to write a load balancer from scratch, load balancer middleware can be a powerful tool for scaling applications. Emil Stolarsky and Justin Li explain how Shopify uses scriptable load balancers to solve difficult infrastructure problems, such as sharding across data centers, handling flash sales, and responding quickly to DDoS attacks. Read more.