Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Resilient, Performant, & Secure Distributed Systems
Design and build secure, robust, complex systems

Failure is inevitable given the complexity of our systems. Hear insider accounts of failures and learn how to efficiently detect and recover from them, as well as how complex technical systems and problems introduce risk and security issues. Learn the principles and practices for designing and managing systems that are secure, robust, adaptable, and can gracefully recover from failure, including topics related to building and maintaining complex systems, site reliability engineering, infrastructure as code, chaos engineering, and more.

We'll help you solve your toughest challenges with real-world advice from leaders in the field who have grappled with the same problems you're facing today. Like how to:

  • Make distributed system development easier and more reliable
  • Build robust distributed systems using containers
  • Increase system predictability by identifying processes that can benefit the most from automation
  • Keep your serverless apps secure and resilient
  • Deal with sensitive data in distributed systems
9:3013:00 Wednesday, 31 October 2018
DevOps and SRE, Kubernetes
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Bridget Kromhout (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 17 ratings)
In this hands-on Kubernetes workshop, Bridget Kromhout guides you through an interactive look at all the moving parts you need to know about to use Kubernetes in production. Read more.
9:3013:00 Wednesday, 31 October 2018
DevOps and SRE
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Ana Medina (Gremlin)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Ana Medina walks you through the tools and practices you need to implement chaos engineering in your organization. Join in to discover how other companies are using chaos engineering—and the positive results they have had using chaos to create reliable distributed systems. Read more.
14:0017:30 Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kubernetes, Monitoring, Observability, and Performance
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Lee Calcote (SolarWinds), Girish Ranganathan (SolarWinds)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 6 ratings)
Lee Calcote and Girish Ranganathan walk you through building observable, resilient, and secure microservices with Istio and Kubernetes. Read more.
13:1513:55 Thursday, 1 November 2018
DevOps and SRE
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Beth Long (New Relic), Elisa Binette (New Relic)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
A skilled incident commander improves time to resolution and decreases stress all around. Join Beth Long and Elisa Binette to learn how to build strong incident management skills at the individual level and shape organizational processes to drive down MTTR, making both customers and engineers happier. Read more.
13:1513:55 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Serverless
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Serverless shuffles security priorities, naturally mitigating certain risks while elevating others, as this live hacking session vividly demonstrates. Guy Podjarny breaks into a vulnerable demo serverless app while explaining each security mistake, its impact, and how it can be avoided. You'll leave knowing why you need to keep your functions secure and how to do it yourself. Read more.
13:1513:55 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Distributed Data
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Jitendra Vaidya (PlanetScale Inc.), Rafael Chacon (Slack)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Jitendra Vaidya and Rafael Chacon offer an overview of Vitess, a database solution for deploying, scaling, and managing large MySQL clusters. Jitendra and Rafael then walk you through migrating an app that uses an unsharded MySQL database to first run unsharded under Vitess and use Vitess to shard the database while continuing to serve traffic. Read more.
14:1014:50 Thursday, 1 November 2018
DevOps and SRE
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Yaniv Aknin (Google Cloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 14 ratings)
Architectural choices are often driven by nonfunctional requirements like reliability and scalability. Unfortunately, it can be deceptively hard to specify the right requirements. Big decisions made hoping to hit X nines often fail to ensure the nines measure the right thing. Yaniv Aknin shares lessons learned working in this space at Google, helping you focus on metrics that matter. Read more.
15:4016:20 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Serverless
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
John Chapin (Symphonia)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
John Chapin explains how—in this brave new world of managed services and platforms—you can use serverless technologies and an infrastructure-as-code mindset to architect, build, and operate resilient systems that survive even massive vendor outages. Read more.
16:3517:15 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Distributed Data
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Heidi Waterhouse (LaunchDarkly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Mindless retention of data and code just increases threat surfaces for attack and data corruption. Heidi Waterhouse problematizes keeping deprecated codebases around and explains why having an automated and tested way of getting rid of things that we don't need anymore may be the best way forward. Read more.
11:2012:00 Friday, 2 November 2018
Building Secure Systems
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Liz Rice (Aqua Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Beyond looking out for a little green padlock in the browser bar, what do you need to know about secure connections as a programmer? What do people mean by terms like authentication, verifying a certificate, or signing a message? Join Liz Rice as she demystifies HTTPS, TLS, X.509, and more. Read more.
14:1014:50 Friday, 2 November 2018
Systems Engineering and Architecture
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Siddharth Ram (Intuit)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Siddharth Ram explains how Intuit moved millions of customers from private infrastructure to the public cloud, covering missteps, successes, and lessons learned along the way. Read more.
14:1014:50 Friday, 2 November 2018
Kubernetes
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Andrew Martin (ControlPlane)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
Kubernetes provides multiple layers of network security, from the API server to requests between applications themselves. Andrew Martin explores the underlying technologies on which these layers are built and discusses the principles behind encryption, identity, and trust in Kubernetes. Read more.
14:1014:50 Friday, 2 November 2018
Kubernetes
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Nic Jackson (HashiCorp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Dynamic cloud-based infrastructure has forced us to reevaluate how we route and secure traffic in our internal networks. One popular solution is to use a service mesh. Nic Jackson demonstrates how the open source HashiCorp Consul Connect and Envoy allow you to easily secure service-to-service communication in Kubernetes while also securely integrating external services and data stores. Read more.
16:3517:15 Friday, 2 November 2018
Building Secure Systems
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Jermila Paul Dhas (Financial Times)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Jermila Paul Dhas explains how the cloud enablement team at the Financial Times proactively validates the security and compliance of the FT's entire cloud estate. Read more.