Scalability

Past Presentations

Training Deep Learning Models at Scale on Kubernetes

Deep Learning has recently become very important for all kinds of AI applications from conversational chatbots to self-driving cars. In this talk, we will talk about how we use deep learning for natural language processing, utilize Tensorflow for training deep learning models, run Tensorflow on...

Deepak Bobbarjung Founding Engineer @PassageAI
Mitul Tiwari CTO @PassageAI
Massively scaling MySQL using Vitess

Are you dealing with the challenges of rapid growth? Are you thinking about how to scale your database layer? Should you use NoSQL? Should you shard your relational database? If you are facing these kinds of problems, this session is for you. Vitess is a database solution for deploying, scaling...

Sugu Sougoumarane Co-Founder / CTO @planetscaledata & Co-Creator @vitessio
Scaling Slack

Slack is a communication and collaboration platform for teams. Our millions of users spend 10+ hrs connected to the service on a typical working day. They expect reliability, low latency, and extraordinarily rich client experiences across a wide variety of devices and network conditions. In the...

Bing Wei Software Engineer @Slack
Scaling Marketplaces at Thumbtack

As Paul Graham writes, creating marketplaces is incredibly hard, and they take "heroic measures" to get rolling. From humble beginnings, Thumbtack today helps millions of customers complete their projects, generating more than $1B / year in business for our professionals. In this talk, I will...

Nate Kupp Technical Infrastructure Lead @Thumbtack
With Great Scalability Comes Great Responsibility

This is a story of how I took down one of our vendor’s services with an innocent serverless application. I wanted to retrieve data from one of our monitoring platforms to analyze SPS Commerce’s software performance. Initially, I wrote a script to collect the data using python multiprocessing....

Dana Engebretson Performance Engineer @SPS Commerce
Scale @Reddit Triple Team Size w/o Losing Control

As of 2017, Reddit has 300 million monthly visitors, ranking #4 most visited website in US and #8 in the world. As you can guess, this kind of tremendous traffic takes some serious engineering efforts that have had to scale with the site's growing popularity. Join Nicholas Caldwell, VP of...

Nick Caldwell VP Engineering @Reddit, Inc.

Interviews

Jordan Sitkin Software Engineer @coinbase Luke Demi Software Engineer @coinbase

Capacity Planning for Crypto Mania

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

Jordan: We’re on the Reliability Team at Coinbase. It was formed in response to the crazy spike of scaling challenges around 2017 with Cryptocurrency. The work is focused on traditional SRE topics of monitoring and instrumentation. We act as consultants for other mostly feature-focused teams. For example, we embed in teams to make...

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