You are viewing content from a past/completed QCon

Presentation: Architectures Panel

Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Location: Ballroom A

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Monday

Share this on:

This presentation is now available to view on InfoQ.com

Watch video with transcript

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.

Find Justin Ryan at

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.

Find Anvita Pandit at

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.

Find Ben Sigelman at

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.

Find Robert Zuber at

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.

Find Thierry Cruanes at

Last Year's Tracks

  • Monday, 16 November

  • Architecting for Confidence: Building Resilient Systems

    Your system will fail. Build systems with the confidence to know when they do and you won’t.

  • Remotely Productive: Remote Teams & Software

    More and more companies are moving to remote work. How do you build, work on, and lead teams remotely?

  • Operating Microservices

    Building and operating distributed systems is hard, and microservices are no different. Learn strategies for not just building a service but operating them at scale.

  • Distributed Systems for Developers

    Computer science in practice. An applied track that fuses together the human side of computer science with the technical choices that are made along the way

  • The Future of APIs

    Web-based API continue to evolve. The track provides the what, how, and why of future APIs, including GraphQL, Backend for Frontend, gRPC, & ReST

  • Resurgence of Functional Programming

    What was once a paradigm shift in how we thought of programming languages is now main stream in nearly all modern languages. Hear how software shops are infusing concepts like pure functions and immutablity into their architectures and design choices.

  • Tuesday, 17 November

  • Social Responsibility: Implications of Building Modern Software

    Software has an ever increasing impact on individuals and society. Understanding these implications helps build software that works for all users

  • Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks

    To be an effective engineer, requires more than great coding skills. Learn the subtle arts of the tech lead, including empathy, communication, and organization.

  • Clientside: From WASM to Browser Applications

    Dive into some of the technologies that can be leveraged to ultimately deliver a more impactful interaction between the user and client.

  • Languages of Infra

    More than just Infrastructure as a Service, today we have libraries, languages, and platforms that help us define our infra. Languages of Infra explore languages and libraries being used today to build modern cloud native architectures.

  • Mechanical Sympathy: The Software/Hardware Divide

    Understanding the Hardware Makes You a Better Developer

  • Paths to Production: Deployment Pipelines as a Competitive Advantage

    Deployment pipelines allow us to push to production at ever increasing volume. Paths to production looks at how some of software's most well known shops continuous deliver code.

  • Wednesday, 18 November

  • Java, The Platform

    Mobile, Micro, Modular: The platform continues to evolve and change. Discover how the platform continues to drive us forward.

  • Security for Engineers

    How to build secure, yet usable, systems from the engineer's perspective.

  • Modern Data Engineering

    The innovations necessary to build towards a fully automated decentralized data warehouse.

  • Machine Learning for the Software Engineer

    AI and machine learning are more approachable than ever. Discover how ML, deep learning, and other modern approaches are being used in practice by Software Engineers.

  • Inclusion & Diversity in Tech

    The road map to an inclusive and diverse tech organization. *Diversity & Inclusion defined as the inclusion of all individuals in an within tech, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental fitness.

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    How do they do it? In QCon's marquee Architectures track, we learn what it takes to operate at large scale from well-known names in our industry. You will take away hard-earned architectural lessons on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance.