Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Systems Engineering & Architecture sessions

As you migrate to the cloud and adopt technologies like serverless or edge computing, how does this change how you engineer systems? What new architectures make the most sense? How do these architectures change your systems infrastructure? Learn more about how people are building these new systems and infrastructures in this track.

Track host

Kiran Bhattaram (Stripe)Kiran Bhattaram (Stripe) is an engineer on the observability team at Stripe. She has previously written code for the New York Times, LinkedIn, and MIT CSAIL. In her spare time, Kiran enjoys making things, whether tinkering with circuits, sewing dresses, or woodworking.

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11:25am–12:05pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 230 B Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Astrid Atkinson (Google)
Astrid Atkinson shares a microservices-based approach to tackling legacy and heterogeneity at Google. Read more.
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1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 230 B Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Brodie Kurczynski (Las Cumbres Observatory)
Brodie Kurczynski shares how Las Cumbres Observatory developed a stateless interface to take real-time observations on a private global telescope network over the internet using a nonprofit budget. Read more.
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2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 230 B Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Marcel Flores (Verizon Digital Media Services)
Marcel Flores explores the design and implementation of Heteractis, the traffic management system Verizon Digital Media Services uses to turn network telemetry data into automated decisions in an automated fashion. Read more.
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3:40pm–4:20pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 230 B Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Bing Wei (Slack)
In 2016, Slack faced a problem: the load on its backend servers had increased by 1,000x. Bing Wei explains how rearchitecting the system with lazy loading, a publish/subscribe model, and an edge cache service overcame the problem with zero downtime, improved latency, and gains in reliability and availability. Read more.
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4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 230 B Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Rewriting the key software component of your platform from scratch is always intimidating, especially when you guarantee 100% uptime, your platform is in the critical application delivery path, and your environment is highly distributed. Shannon Weyrick discusses NS1's recent DNS server rewrite and the steps the company took to roll it out across its globally distributed network with no downtime. Read more.