Build & maintain complex distributed systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Felix Glaser

Felix Glaser
Production Engineer, Shopify

Felix Glaser is a production engineer at Shopify, where he works on networking and security-related applications. Previously, Felix ran and sold his own startup,, which matched roommates. In his free time, he organizes and plays CTFs for fun.


2:25pm3:05pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Felix Glaser (Shopify)
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During flash sales, when milliseconds matter, bots buy faster than humans. These bots created a constant load on Shopify’s infrastructure and SREs—until the company decided to create an automated system to detect and block nearly all bot traffic on its load balancers. Felix Glaser offers an overview of this system and shares the challenges Shopify faced differentiating between bots and humans. Read more.