Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA


Kyle Anderson (Yelp)
11:35am12:15pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Building Cloud Native Systems
Location: LL21 A/B
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)



Prerequisite knowledge

  • Historical knowledge of how things are built in the industry (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Explore the past, present, and future of the abstraction layers we've built as an industry


As an industry, we have a long history of building abstraction layers upon which we build great things. But sometimes they get in the way.

Kyle Anderson surveys some of the biggest abstraction layers we’ve built, analyzing how they might have gotten in our way and looking at some attempts to squash them. Then he turns to Kubernetes, Mesos, containers, VMS, and functions to evaluate how those abstraction layers fit into the bigger picture and how they might be squashed in the future.

Join in to better understand how what you build fits into the bigger picture, with a gentle reminder that not to build abstraction for abstraction’s sake.

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Kyle Anderson


Kyle Anderson is an engineer at Yelp. He’s been building systems to be proud of for more than 10 years.