Presentation: Architectures Panel

Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Location: Ballroom A

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Monday

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Abstract

How do big operators differ from smaller disruptors? This panel will examine the different architectures that power these systems.

Speaker: Justin Ryan

Playback Edge Engineering @Netflix

Justin Ryan started writing code on a Commodore 64 and hasn’t stopped since then. As part of Netflix’s Playback Edge Engineering, he works on some of the most critical services at Netflix, specifically focusing on user and device authentication. Years of building developer tools has also given him a healthy set of opinions on developer productivity.

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Speaker: Anvita Pandit

Software Developer @Google

Anvita is a software engineer and dancer in New York City. She works on cryptographic key management and data protection at Google. She has previously presented a talk at DEFCON 2019 on the fallabilities of genetics testing algorithms, and talks at Lesbians Who Tech in NYC and Montreal on digital currencies and society. In her free time she enjoys reading, journaling and dance battles. MIT 2017.

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Speaker: Ben Sigelman

CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard

Ben Sigelman is a co-founder and the CEO at LightStep, a co-creator of Dapper (Google’s distributed tracing system), and co-creator of the OpenTracing and OpenTelemetry projects (both part of the CNCF). Ben's work and interests gravitate towards observability, especially where microservices, high transaction volumes, and large engineering organizations are involved.

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Speaker: Robert Zuber

CTO @CircleCI

Rob Zuber is a 20-year veteran of software startups; a four-time founder, three-time CTO. Since joining CircleCI, Rob has seen the company through its Series B, C and D, and delivered on product innovation at scale. Rob leads a team of 100+ engineers who are distributed around the globe.

Prior to CircleCI, Rob was the CTO and Co-founder of Distiller, a continuous integration and deployment platform for mobile applications acquired by CircleCI in 2014. Before that, he cofounded Copious an online social marketplace. Rob was the CTO and Co-founder of Yoohoot, a technology company that enabled local businesses to connect with nearby consumers, which was acquired by Appconomy in 2011.

Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two children.

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Speaker: Thierry Cruanes

Co-founder Snowflake Computing @SnowflakeDB

Thierry co-founded Snowflake and currently serves as Chief Technical Officer. Thierry is a leading expert in query optimization and parallel execution. He spent 13 years at Oracle focused on the optimization and parallelization layers in Oracle databases including as lead for the optimization group. Before Oracle, he spent seven years at the IBM European Center of Applied Mathematics working on data mining technologies. Thierry has a PhD in Computer Science with a focus in Database Systems and holds over 40 patents.

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Tracks

Monday, 11 November

Tuesday, 12 November

Wednesday, 13 November