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Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered About


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There is a subtle beauty to an architecture done right. It’s the perfect combination of performance, fault-tolerance, and function that not only meets a business need, but delivers a delightful experience to stakeholders. It’s no accident that our most well respected shops also have some of the most amazing architectures. In Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About, we are going to dive into how some of the Internet’s most respected brands deal with their greatest challenges.

Track Host:
Wesley Reisz
QCon Product Manager && Community Advocate
Wesley Reisz is the QCon Product Manager and Community Advocate for London, San Francisco, and New York. Before joining C4Media, Wes was the Enterprise Systems Design Lead for HP Enterprise Systems. As an HP Solution Architect, Wes’ primary roles supported the US Army’s Human Resources Command (HRC) and Army Cadet Support Program based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. At HRC, Wes was known for championing, building, and deploying open source portals for the US Army and helping Army recruiting prototype mobile applications. Additionally, Wes is an Adjunct adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville. Wes teaches a variety of courses including Web Architecture and Mobile Application Development in Android.
10:35am - 11:25am

by Matt Ranney
Chief Systems Architect @Uber, Co-founder @Voxer

The Uber platform has been growing dramatically, now facilitating transportation in over 330 cities around the world. As the company has grown, the architecture that powers this platform has gone through many changes. From its simple roots as a PHP program, Uber has grown into a complex distributed system deployed across multiple datacenters using multiple databases and programming languages. This talk will cover the evolution of Uber's architecture and some of the systems we've built to...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Mohit Vora
Engineering Manager, Open Connect @Netflix

by Haley Tucker
Senior Software Engineer, Playback Features @Netflix

Every second thousands of Netflix members hit the play button to stream content on more than 1000 different Netflix device types. These moments are facilitated by microservices that manage the playback experience and a purpose-built Content Delivery Network distributed over 100s of physical locations. In this talk, we’ll walk through the architecture that makes streaming happen, while highlighting interesting lessons and design patterns that can be widely applied.

What you'll hear...

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Peter Morgan
Engineering Director for William Hill

William Hill is the UK's largest bookmaker with a network of 2,360 licensed betting shops across the country. In the USA, we are the largest legal bookmaker by outlet count operating more than half of the sports books in Nevada and the exclusive bookmaker to the Delaware State Lottery.

Our systems handle 5,000,000 price changes per day, with 160TB of data flowing through our network, peaking at 464 bets per second. Many of our current systems are based on a traditional database...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Zhuoran Zhuang
Senior Director for Alibaba Wireless Division

by Zhao Xu
Senior Technical Expert of Alibaba Wireless Division

The mobile Taobao app is the most popular mobile eCommerce app in the global market and has experienced extremely rapid growth during the past two years. The app has successfully attracted 100 Million+ daily users (300 Million over a 30-day period). Today, over 55% of Alibaba's daily turnover is contributed by Taobao Mobile. This session lifts the curtain on Taobao Mobile's infrastructure and goes behind the app to explore how Alibaba is able to continuously deliver high quality mobile...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Erran Berger
Senior Director of Engineering @LinkedIn

So you've hacked/cached/patched your way to a robust and modular microservice architecture. We did the same at LinkedIn, and it served our needs for years and years... but then we realized that in order to scale that architecture across multiple data centers, we had to revisit all of our past design decisions. User experiences and services could no longer assume millisecond eventual-consistency latencies and some of our databases were simply too large to replicate wholly in multiple DCs. In...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

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