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Track: Sponsored Solutions Track III

Location: Pacific BC

Day of week: Tuesday

Industry practitioners and technical product managers from leading vendors demonstrate solutions to some of today's toughest software development challenges in the areas of performance monitoring, Big Data, software delivery, scalability, and more.

Track Host: Nitin Bharti

Managing Editor and Product Manager C4Media

Nitin has helped build several notable online developer communities including TheServerSide.com, DZone, and The Code Project. He is known for his extensive editorial work in the Enterprise Java, .NET, SOA, and Agile communities. As Managing Editor and Product Manager at C4Media - the producer of InfoQ.com and QCon events - Nitin continues to pursue his primary passion: helping spread knowledge and innovation throughout the enterprise software development community.

10:35am - 11:25am

Actionable Continuous Delivery Metrics

High performance teams are defined by their ability to deliver software faster, with higher quality and reliability. A key ingredient is a Continuous Delivery process that allows you to deliver features to production seamlessly. Once you embrace Continuous Delivery, it is important to measure the effectiveness of your CD workflow.

If you are looking at increasing the deployment frequency of your applications, recovering from failures more quickly, or improving the cycle time of features to production, this talk discusses the metrics that help to improve your software delivery practice.

In this talk, Suzie Prince will cover:

The value of measuring and monitoring your CD pipeline What metrics matter when improving your path to production? We will go through important concepts like throughput, failure rate, mean time to recover, cycle time etc. A step to step guide to using metrics to improve your CD process. We will use examples to address common issues like low throughput, slow cycle time, high failure rate, high MTTR.

Suzie Prince, Head of Product @thoughtworks

11:50am - 12:40pm

An Emerging Architecture Pattern for Agile Integration

The number of microservices running in enterprises increases daily. As a result, service composition, governance, security, and observability are becoming a challenge to implement and incorporate. A “cell-based” architecture is an approach that can be applied to current or desired development and technologies to address these issues. This technology-neutral approach helps cloud-native dev teams become more efficient, act in a more self-organized manner, and speed overall release times.

In this talk, Asanka will introduce the "cell-based" reference architecture, which is API-centric, cloud-native and microservices friendly. He will explain the role of APIs in the cell-based approach, as well as examine how real applications are built as cells. Asanka will explore the metrics and approaches that can be used to measure the effectiveness of the architecture and explore how organizations can implement the cell approach.

Asanka Abeysinghe , VP, Architecture - CTO Office @WSO2

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Enabling ML with Apache Beam and Event Mesh

We'll talk about how you can enable cloud-based ML, fueled by events fired from across your enterprise (IoT, mobile devices, legacy apps, private cloud, public cloud), in real-time. We’ll introduce the concept of an event mesh (think service mesh for asynchronous, event-based interactions). And we’ll share two demos leveraging Apache Beam and Solace PubSub+ to show you how an event broker that supports multiple open standard protocols and APIs can make your life easier – assuming you’re a developer that needs apps to communicate over different protocols.

Ken Overton, Sales Engineer @solacedotcom

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Continuous Reliability

Every business going through organizational transformation to gain a competitive advantage faces the same challenge: how do we balance agility and stability? To solve for the agility part of this equation, many development and operations teams turn to continuous integration (CI) and continuous development/deployment (CD), however these practices often put stability at risk. Enter Continuous Reliability.

Continuous Reliability (CR) is a new framework that brings together automated code quality gates and contextual feedback loops within a CI/CD workflow to help organizations overcome the agility/stability paradox. CR can mean the difference between hoping your code might work in production, and actually knowing it will. This session will define CR for attendees and demonstrate how they can implement this practice within the context of their organization’s own agile practices.

Tal Weiss, Co-founder and CTO @OverOps

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Reactive Cloud-Native Networking With RSocket

The vast majority of enterprises are moving to the cloud, but few are prepared for networking implications of cloud-native architectures. For developers, handling service discovery, fault tolerance, load balancing, caching and coordination over the network and across many services is the stuff of nightmares. For businesses, getting this wrong can be the cause of astronomical cloud costs and high-profile outages.

RSocket is an open-source network protocol developed in collaboration with Netflix, Facebook, Pivotal and others that was designed to handle the challenges of communication between complex networks of services both within the data center and over the internet – extending to mobile devices and browsers. In addition to ultra-low latency RPC and flexibility in the underlying transport layer, RSocket provides session resumption, application flow control and predictive load balancing to protect both client and server resources from being overwhelmed.

In this session, Ryland will discuss how Netifi is leveraging RSocket to simplify the way enterprises build and operate cloud-native applications, dramatically reducing operational overhead and speeding development velocity by allowing developers to focus on their product instead of their network infrastructure.

Ryland Degnan, Co-Founder & CTO @netifi_inc

5:25pm - 6:15pm

Deterministic Global Database Consistency

Database concepts like linearizability and serializability sound abstract, but they can have real-world consequences. In this talk, we’ll look at consistency in the real world and how flaws can impact your applications. We’ll take a tour of FaunaDB’s globally consistent transaction pipeline and compare it to the alternative approach taken by Google Spanner.

Chris Anderson, Director of Developer Evangelism @fauna

Proposed Tracks

  • Human Systems: Hacking the Org

    Power of leadership, Engineering Metrics and strategies for shaping the org for velocity.

  • Building High-Performing Teams

    Building, maintaining, and growing a team balanced for skills and aptitudes. Constraint theory, systems thinking, lean, hiring/firing and performance improvement

  • Software Defined Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Service Meshes & Beyond

    Deploying, scaling and managing your services is undifferentiated heavy lifting. Hear stories, learn techniques and dive deep into what it means to code your infrastructure.

  • Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking

    Practical approaches using DevOps and a lean approach to delivering software.

  • Operationalizing Microservices: Design, Deliver, Operate

    What's the last mile for deploying your service? Learn techniques from the world's most innovative shops on managing and operating Microservices at scale.

  • Developer Experience: Level up your Engineering Effectiveness

    Improving the end to end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy and operate/understand.

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, & more

  • Machine Learning without a PhD

    AI/ML is more approachable than ever. Discover how deep learning and ML is being used in practice. Topics include: TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, PyTorch & more. No PhD required.

  • Production Readiness: Building Resilient Systems

    Making systems resilient involves people and tech. Learn about strategies being used from chaos testing to distributed systems clustering.

  • Building Predictive Data Pipelines

    From personalized news feeds to engaging experiences that forecast demand: learn how innovators are building predictive systems in modern application development.

  • Modern Languages: The Right Language for the Job

    We're polyglot developers. Learn languages that excel at very specific tasks and remove undifferentiated heavy lifting at the language level.

  • Delivering on the Promise of Containers

    Runtime containers, libraries and services that power microservices.

  • Evolving Java & the JVM

    6 month cadence, cloud-native deployments, scale, Graal, Kotlin, and beyond. Learn how the role of Java and the JVM is evolving.

  • Trust, Safety & Security

    Privacy, confidentiality, safety and security: learning from the frontlines.

  • Beyond the Web: What’s Next for JavaScript

    JavaScript is the language of the web. Latest practices for JavaScript development in and out of the browser topics: react, serverless, npm, performance, & less traditional interfaces.

  • Modern Operating Systems

    Applied, practical & real-world deep-dive into industry adoption of OS, containers and virtualization, including Linux on.

  • Optimizing You: Human Skills for Individuals

    Better teams start with a better self. Learn practical skills for IC.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods & probabilistic programming.