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Past Presentations

Next Gen Networking Infrastructure With Rust

As the world becomes ever more connected, the scale and sophistication of network infrastructure software is increasing dramatically. However, the requirements for this software are as stringent as ever: it must not only be fast, it must be “safe”, i.e. able to process untrusted data without...

Carl Lerche Software Engineer & Rust Contributor
Go - A Key Language in Enterprise Application Development?

Go’s popularity in the last few years is hard to miss. It has jumped up in the Tiobe index and is holding steady.  The language has had a significant impact on the startup scene due to its simplicity, speed and enabling productivity in engineering teams. Large companies are starting to...

Aarti Parikh Engineering Manager @PayPal
Understanding Python Memory at Instagram

Instagram server is one of the biggest Python deployments in the world to support more than 700M active users. At Instagram, the computing parallelism is based on multi-processing instead of threading. Memory utilization becomes critical in such model, i.e., with less memory per process, we are...

Min Ni Engineering Manager @Instagram
CLR/CoreCLR: How We Got Here & Where We're Going

Let's chat about the work the CLR/CoreCLR team has been doing to move .NET development forward. Then we'll discuss what the future looks like for developers working with the CLR and CoreCLR. TLDR; The future is pretty bright.

Mei-Chin Tsai Principal Dev Manager for .NET Language and Runtime @Microsoft
Jared Parsons Principal Developer Lead on C# Language Team @Microsoft
Fresh Async With Kotlin

Asynchronous programming is on the rise. Modern software systems are connected and constantly communicating. Programming languages are adding some form of asynchronous programming like async/await. However, Kotlin had taken a fresh approach to this problem with Kotlin Coroutines. In this talk,...

Roman Elizarov Software Engineer Developing Kotlin @JetBrains
The JDK in 2018: What's Here, and What's Next

JDK 11 was released in September 2018, six months after JDK 10 and a year after JDK 9. This talk will walk you through the modular Java platform introduced in JDK 9, and explain how it enabled further evolution in JDK 10 and 11. We'll look at new Java language features that enhance productivity...

Alex Buckley Spec Lead, Java Language @Oracle

Interviews

Christopher Woodruff Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans

Developing Great Web APIs Architectures w/ ASP.NET Core 2.1

What's the focus of the work that you do today?

Over the last five years, I've been busy getting solutions out to people. I work more on the backend doing API work, but that’s also meant I help mobile application and web application developers utilize the APIs I’m developing.

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Diane Hosfelt Research Engineer @mozilla

The Most Secure Program Is One That Doesn’t Exist

QCon: What’s the focus of the work you do today?

Diane: I am the security and privacy lead on the mixed reality team. The focus of my work is building a browser that provides a secure, immersive web experience. I also work very closely with the Rust team. I lead the formal verification effort which is determining how we leverage the unique properties of Rust to allow people to use...

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Laurie Voss Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @npmjs

npm and the Future of JavaScript

Can you tell me more about what your talk is about?

I'll talk more about server-side stuff, and I’ll emphasize Node. We've found that the security message is important to people, so there will be quite a bit there. There's been this huge shift in how JavaScript is used and enterprises are only just beginning to catch up to that. There are many people working on JavaScript, and they're...

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Mads Torgersen Chief Language Designer of C# & Contributor to TypeScript, Visual Basic, Roslyn, LINQ

Herding Nulls and Other C# Stories From the Future

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Roman Elizarov Software Engineer Developing Kotlin @JetBrains

Fresh Async With Kotlin

What is the primary role that you have with Kotlin at JetBrains?

I'm currently leading the team of Kotlin libraries. We are working in close cooperation with Kotlin language team, the design, etc..

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Jason Maude Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Building a Reliable Cloud Based Bank in Java

When you selected Java to build a modern, cloud-based architecture for Starling, is it correct to say that you went for the guarantee of Java's longevity rather than for the rapid iteration cycle you might get from a smaller, more opinionated language?

Yes, absolutely. Our aim and focus are much more long-term than many startups, and because of that, we are prioritizing the aspect of reliability. This goes to the heart of my talk. We want to guarantee stability because we will be around in years to come.

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