Building Modern Backends

Polyglot, developer-focused track around Innovations building low-friction, performant backends powering software today.


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Session Backends

Backends in Dart

Monday Oct 24 / 10:35AM PDT

Dart's popularity has surged in the past few years, as it's the language behind Flutter - Google's cross platform front end framework. That's now driving a notion of 'Full Stack Dart', where if you've spent time learning Dart for the front end, why not also use it for the back end.

Chris Swan

Engineer @atsigncompan, Previously Fellow @DXCTechnology, CTO & Director of R&D roles @CohesiveNetworks @UBS @Capital SCF and @Credit Suisse

Session Backends

24/7 State Replication

Monday Oct 24 / 11:50AM PDT

Systems that operate non-stop, 24/7 are standard in many consumer-facing industries. Often, but definitely not always, these systems do not have aggressive SLAs nor high availability needs to the degree that some financial systems demand. But that is changing.

Todd Montgomery

Ex Researcher @Nasa, Engineering Fellow @ Adaptive Financial Consulting and a High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer

Session Backends

Leveraging Determinism

Monday Oct 24 / 05:25PM PDT

Determinism is a very powerful concept when paired with fast business logic. We discuss both intuitive and not-so-obvious architecture choices that can be made to dramatically scale and simplify systems with these properties.

Frank Yu

Senior Engineering Manager @Coinbase, previously Principal Engineer and Director @FairX

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Panel: Building Modern Backends

Monday Oct 24 / 02:55PM PDT

Join today’s speakers in an open panel conversation about modern backends and the languages used to build them. Our panelists today come from backgrounds focused on high performance, legacy modernization, and low latency. The speakers span a variety of software languages and industries.

Chris Swan

Engineer @atsigncompan, Previously Fellow @DXCTechnology, CTO & Director of R&D roles @CohesiveNetworks @UBS @Capital SCF and @Credit Suisse

Frank Yu

Senior Engineering Manager @Coinbase, previously Principal Engineer and Director @FairX

Juncheng Yang

Ph.D. student @CarnegieMellon, Focus on Efficiency and Performance, Previously @Twitter & @Cloudflare, Facebook Fellow

Session Microservices

Data Mesh: Are We There Yet?

Monday Oct 24 / 04:10PM PDT

Standing at an inflection point is a magical experience. It’s where we look at what has come before, learn from it, and choose a new path. Data Mesh has motivated many organizations to stand at an inflection point of their approach to data.

Zhamak Dehghani

CEO and Founder @Stealth Startup, Data Mesh Founder, Author, Speaker

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Ubiquitous Caching: A Journey of Building Efficient Distributed and In-Process Caches at Twitter

Monday Oct 24 / 01:40PM PDT

Modern web applications widely deploy cache across the stack to speed up data access and improve throughput. In this talk, I will discuss three trends in hardware, workload, and cache usage that shape the design of modern caches.

Juncheng Yang

Ph.D. student @CarnegieMellon, Focus on Efficiency and Performance, Previously @Twitter & @Cloudflare, Facebook Fellow

Date

Monday Oct 24 / 09:00AM PDT

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Track Host

Todd Montgomery

Ex Researcher @Nasa, Engineering Fellow @ Adaptive Financial Consulting and a High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer

Todd Montgomery is a networking hacker who has researched, designed, and built numerous protocols, messaging-oriented middleware systems, and real-time data systems, done research for NASA, contributed to the IETF and IEEE, and co-founded two startups. He currently works as an Engineering Fellow at Adaptive Financial Consulting and is active in several open source projects, including Agrona, Aeron, ReactiveSocket, and the FIX Simple Binary Encoding (SBE).

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