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

Monitoring, Observability, and Performance sessions

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João Taveira AraújoJoão Taveira Araújo is a founding engineer at a startup working on observability. Prior to disappearing into stealth mode, he spent the first half of his career in academia studying network protocols, and the second half breaking them as a software engineer at Fastly.


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9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Location: 230 A
Isobel Redelmeier (LightStep)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)
Every week, seven brave SWEs and seven brave SREs get sacrificed to the Minotaur: the legendary latency leech lurking somewhere in the labyrinthine depths. You've been tasked with rescuing your comrades. But even a hero as brave as you cannot possibly survive the maze without some help. Isobel Redelmeier shows you how to leverage observability to tackle distributed system problems. Read more.
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1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Patrick Meenan (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Patrick Meenan lets you in on how HTTP/2 prioritization is effectively broken in most deployments and shows you how to detect, debug, and fix the issues. Read more.
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11:35am12:15pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Lorenzo Fontana (Sysdig)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) ecosystem can be hard to wrap your mind around. Lorenzo Fontana is here to help you understand it while applying eBPF programs to nodes and resources of a Kubernetes cluster. Read more.
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1:25pm2:05pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Darren McCleary (The New York Times)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
The mantra with Git is "commit early, commit often." With deep insight into your applications, you can deploy early and deploy often. Darren McCleary explores how the New York Times games team fearlessly pushes changes to production and monitors its impact for 400,000+ crossword subscribers and how the team rapidly drills into issues when they occur. Read more.
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2:20pm3:00pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Christine Yen (Honeycomb)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Observability may be the hot new thing, but for many devs, it's unclear how to gracefully get from where they are now (searching across logs or using canned APM tools) to debugging production with ease. Christine Yen makes the case that observability can be more valuable to devs than ops, and she lays out a series of practical steps to up-level a team's ability to ask questions of production. Read more.
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3:50pm4:30pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Guilin Chen (Facebook), Shobhit Kanaujia (Facebook)
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(3.71, 7 ratings)
Instagram is widely used across the world and serves billions of users every day. Guilin Chen and Shobhit Kanaujia pull back the curtain on how Facebook operates Instagram efficiently at scale. Read more.
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4:45pm5:25pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Many platforms require a deep understanding of client traffic. But efficiently divining the desired signal from the continuous stream of traffic in at-scale edge networks is an enormous challenge. Shannon Weyrick and Clare Gollnick discuss strategy and technology for analysis and aggregation at the edge, plus centralized collection, all based on real-world use cases. Read more.