Speaker: Tal Weiss

Co-founder and CEO @OverOps

Tal Weiss is the CEO of OverOps - God Mode in Production Code. Tal has been designing scalable, real-time Java and C++ applications for the past 15 years. Previously, Tal was co-founder and CEO at VisualTao which was acquired by Autodesk (ADSK Inc.) in 2009. Following the acquisition Tal served as the director of the AutoCAD Web and Mobile product line used by 12 million professional users worldwide. Prior to founding VisualTao Tal worked as a software architect at IAI Space Industries focusing on distributed, real-time satellite tracking and control systems. He still enjoys analyzing a good core dump and instrumenting Java code. In his free time Tal plays Jazz drums. @weisstal

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Talk: Lessons Debugging Serverless JVM Functions

Talk: Advanced Debugging AMA w/ Idit Levine & Tal Weiss

Other talks from track Evolving Java

Head of the Java Platform Development Team & VP @Oracle
Software Engineer Developing Kotlin @JetBrains

Other talks from track Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Engineering Leadership, previously of Slack, Google, & Apple
Core Contributor Istio, gRPC, & Principal Engineer @Google
Software Engineer @Google & Core Contributor @IstioMesh



  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Architectural practices from the world's most well-known properties, featuring startups, massive scale, evolving architectures, and software tools used by nearly all of us.

  • Going Serverless

    Learn about the state of Serverless & how to successfully leverage it! Lessons learned in the track hit on security, scalability, IoT, and offer warnings to watch out for.

  • Microservices: Patterns and Practices

    Stories of success and failure building modern Microservices, including event sourcing, reactive, decomposition, & more.

  • DevOps: You Build It, You Run It

    Pushing DevOps beyond adoption into cultural change. Hear about designing resilience, managing alerting, CI/CD lessons, & security. Features lessons from open source, Linkedin, Netflix, Financial Times, & more. 

  • The Art of Chaos Engineering

    Failure is going to happen - Are you ready? Chaos engineering is an emerging discipline - What is the state of the art?

  • The Whole Engineer

    Success as an engineer is more than writing code. Hear inward looking thoughts on inclusion, attitude, leadership, remote working, and not becoming the brilliant jerk.

  • Evolving Java

    Java continues to evolve & change. Track covers Spring 5, async, Kotlin, serverless, the 6-month cadence plans, & AI/ML use cases.

  • Security: Attacking and Defending

    Offense and defensive security evolution that application developers should know about including SGX Enclaves, effects of AI, software exploitation techniques, & crowd defense

  • The Practice & Frontiers of AI

    Learn about machine learning in practice and on the horizon. Learn about ML at Quora, Uber's Michelangelo, ML workflow with Netflix Meson and topics on Bots, Conversational interfaces, automation, and deployment practices in the space.

  • 21st Century Languages

    Compile to Native, Microservices, Machine learning... tailor-made languages solving modern challenges, featuring use cases around Go, Rust, C#, and Elm.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied trends in Computer Science that are likely to affect Software Engineers today. Topics include category theory, crypto, CRDT's, logic-based automated reasoning, and more.

  • Stream Processing In The Modern Age

    Compelling applications of stream processing using Flink, Beam, Spark, Strymon & recent advances in the field, including Custom Windowing, Stateful Streaming, SQL over Streams.