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

Justin Li
Production Engineer, Shopify


Justin Li is a production engineer at Shopify, where he works on performance, parsers, and distributed systems. To unwind after making the computers go fast, he attempts to make the office karts go fast instead.


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.