September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Schedule: Cloud sessions

1:30pm–2:10pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Financial systems Cloud, Resilience engineering Gramercy Audience level: Beginner
Kevin McLaughlin (Capital One)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
The cloud holds the promise of bottomless capacity, available instantly. Recently, Capital One has been shifting a significant portion of its workload to the public cloud. Kevin McLaughlin explores what capacity management looks like in the cloud, which old concepts still apply, which should be retired, and what new metrics become important in the process. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
DevOps Cloud, DevOps Regent Audience level: Intermediate
Darron Froese (Datadog Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Datadog had 400 VMs in AWS, was ingesting millions of metrics per second, and was having pain around service discovery and quick configuration changes. Darron Froese discusses how Datadog integrated Consul into its environment, mistakes made and lessons learned, and some tips for successful implementation in your own environment. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Cloud, Security Beekman Audience level: Intermediate
Sam Bisbee (Threat Stack)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Many of today’s popular tools and architectures, like immutable infrastructure, promise security and compliance benefits. Yet their implementations do not always deliver, often because of overlooked complexities. Sam Bisbee offers a data-driven, semi-dystopian look at how organizations are actually implementing security in the cloud. Read more.
4:45pm–5:25pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Cloud, Networking Beekman Audience level: Intermediate
Samy Al Bahra (Backtrace I/O)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
In this world of horizontal scalability in the cloud, the art and science of high-performance server architecture has been neglected and relegated to the iron curtain of proprietary software. Samy Al Bahra examines key insights from research and practice in high-performance server architecture, drawing on examples from the servers that drive a majority of today’s online messaging and advertising. Read more.
11:35am–12:15pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Measuring the right things Cloud, DevOps Beekman Audience level: Intermediate
Reshmi Krishna (Pivotal)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
Microservices are becoming increasingly popular. Reshmi Krishna discusses how companies like Uber and Twitter analyze their microservices latency in real time and demonstrates how to integrate popular distributed tracing tools like Zipkin into an existing application with just a few lines of code. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
DevOps Cloud, Enterprise Nassau Audience level: Beginner
Erica Windisch (IOpipe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Building serverless applications foregoes most worries about the underlying infrastructure and its reliability. Yet, applications still need to be managed, debugged, and monitored. In a way, serverless is like building applications without an operating system. Eric Windisch explores the challenges of managing these serverless applications and pokes at the answers too. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Cloud, DevOps Gramercy Audience level: Intermediate
Oliver Gould (Buoyant)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
What is required to operate microservices at scale? Beyond containers, schedulers, and frameworks, what is actually required to turn hundreds of services, tens of thousands of machines, and millions of requests per second into a unified, performant application? Oliver Gould explores the evolution of Twitter's stack and the surprising glue that held it together: layer 5, the session layer. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Measuring the right things Cloud, DevOps Beekman Audience level: Intermediate
Rob Claire (Pinterest)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
Monitoring data from tools like OpenTSDB is typically used for dashboards and alerts, but applying techniques used in the data science, financial, and scientific computing fields to real-time monitoring data can drive deeper understanding about infrastructure. Rob Claire introduces the monitoring tools Pinterest uses and offers real-world examples of problem solving with data monitoring. Read more.
2:25pm–3:05pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Measuring the right things Cloud, DevOps Beekman Audience level: Intermediate
Sasha Goldshtein (Sela Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Sasha Goldshtein explores specific examples using tracing tools for diagnostics: tracing a memory leak using low-overhead kmalloc/kfree instrumentation, diagnosing a CPU caching issue using perf stat, probing network and block I/O latency distributions under load, and merely snooping user activities by capturing terminal input and output. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Cloud, Organizational optimization Gramercy Audience level: Non-technical
Rob Burke (GameStop, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Rob Burke describes GameStop's migration of 12 ecommerce websites with millions of users from dedicated hardware to the cloud in three months. Because they were just "lifting and shifting," nothing should have changed—but it did. Now GameStop is facing some difficult challenges. Rob shares the lessons learned and examines the challenges that remain. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
DevOps Cloud Nassau Audience level: Intermediate
Mike McGarr (Netflix), Andrew Spyker (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
Mike McGarr and Andrew Spyker explain how Netflix has been evolving its existing cloud-native, Internet-scale service to add support for containers while integrating with a broad existing VM-based cloud infrastructure. Mike and Andrew explore how containers are improving developer productivity and deepening Netflix’s control over resource management given its already proven cloud architecture. Read more.
4:45pm–5:25pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Automation, Cloud Gramercy Audience level: Intermediate
Kief Morris (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Infrastructure as code leverages Agile engineering tools and practices to provision and manage highly reliable infrastructure at speed. Building on the concepts from his book, Infrastructure as Code, Kief Morris explains how a team can implement a change-management pipeline to create a fast, reliable process for testing and hosting infrastructure for their microservices-based system. Read more.
4:45pm–5:25pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
DevOps Cloud, Continuous delivery Nassau Audience level: Intermediate
Yvette Pasqua (Meetup)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
One of the most exciting (and difficult) decisions for a software company to make is to rebuild its infrastructure. But once teams are spun up and start working, then what? Yvette Pasqua, Wayne Folkes, and Alessandro Bologna offer a practical perspective on how to successfully plan, design, build, and ship infrastructure, sharing lessons from the front lines of Meetup's recent redesign. Read more.