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Serverless IoT @iRobot

iRobot entered the Smart Home market with the launch of our first internet-connected Roomba in 2015. Despite a long history of developing networked robots and selling millions of (unconnected) consumer robots per year, building an elastic, scalable cloud infrastructure for the Internet of Things...

Ben Kehoe Cloud Robotics Research Scientist @iRobot
Towards Memory Safety in Intel SGX Enclave

Intel SGX is the next-generation trusted computing infrastructure. Rust programming language is an ideal choice for system programming and it guarantees memory safety. In this talk, we show Rust SGX SDK, which combines Intel SGX together with Rust. Developer could write memory-safe SGX enclave...

Dr. Yu Ding Security Scientist @Baidu X-Lab
Human-Centric Machine Learning Infrastructure @Netflix

Netflix has over 100 data scientists applying machine learning to a wide range of business problems from title popularity predictions to quality of streaming optimizations. Our unique culture gives data scientists plenty of freedom to choose the modeling approach, libraries, and even the...

Ville Tuulos Machine Learning Infrastructure Engineer @Netflix
Evolutionary Architecture as Product @ CircleCI

Organizations continually evolve their technical architectures in order to adjust to the changing needs of their business.  For example: systems must scale with increasing customer demand, tools must create efficiency in growing teams, and implementations are generalized to support...

Robert Zuber CTO @CircleCI
Serverless & GraphQL

Like a good wine and cheese, some technologies are just meant to be paired. Serverless can help you implement and scale new services rapidly. GraphQL can help you present a unified and pleasant experience for users of your services and APIs, while maintaining a complex infrastructure behind the...

Jared Short Director of Innovation @Trek10
The WebAssembly Revolution Has Begun

WebAssembly (aka wasm) is a new, standardized compilation target for the web, shipping in all modern browsers. But since it's so low level it can be difficult to see how it will revolutionize the next generation of web apps–and definitely not just games and C++. This is a game changer for all...

Jay Phelps Senior Software Engineer @Netflix


Ben Kehoe Cloud Robotics Research Scientist @iRobot

Serverless IoT @iRobot

What is the focus of your work today?

I help guide and shape our cloud architecture and how we integrate into the Smart home from a technology perspective—we are just about 100% Amazon.

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Alex Robinson Member of Technical Staff @CockroachDB, previously SWE @GCPcloud

The Highs and Lows of Stateful Containers

Tell me about the work that you do today.

I work on the open source CockroachDB database, the product itself, performance, stability of the core system, and then making sure it runs really well in all environments that users and customers want it. There are a lot of people trying to run it on Kubernetes, in a single cluster or across multiple regions. I've had a lot of...

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Elizabeth Schneider Consultant @Microsoft

Optimizing Yourself: Neurodiversity in Tech

What are your goals for the talk?

My goal is to make it clear that soft skills mater for everyone. Then to share some tips and tricks to help grow your soft skills as an individual that may not see these skills as default.

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Serhat Yilmaz Software Engineer @Facebook

Data Decisions With Realtime Stream Processing

QCon: What's the focus of your work and of the team that you're on at Facebook?

Rajesh: My team is working on stream processing, and we are part of the real-time data organization which focuses on faster, simpler, and smarter delivery of data. We want to reduce the time to results for people and our data driven products and people wait on that rely on data driven. Our organization encompasses the stream...

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Sarah Hagan Research Manager & Data Scientist, People Analytics @gatesfoundation

Baby Got Feedback: How to Give and Take Feedback Like A Boss

What is the motivation for your talk?

People suck at giving feedback. People suck at taking it, and they suck even more at giving it. There seems to be, across every domain--not just technology or software--this reticence to have a vulnerable conversation about performance, behavior, or attitude. Welcoming that feedback actually makes you a better person, as well as a...

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Allen Wang Architect & Engineer in Real Time Data Infrastructure Team @Netflix

Monitoring and Tracing @Netflix Streaming Data Infrastructure

What is the work you're doing today?

My major responsibility at Netflix is to create a scalable and high quality streaming data infrastructure that handles trillions of messages per day. The first thing that comes to my mind is that we need to make sure the architecture is scalable for this high volume of streaming services. I have created a multi-cluster Kafka...

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