Architecting for the Cloud

Cloud is a mindset - not a destination. The elasticity and plethora of services available are double-edged swords: used well, you can really accelerate the pace of innovation for your company - but left unchecked, you can explode the cost and complexity in your ecosystem.

This track focuses on sharing practitioner-driven insights on what works (and what doesn't) to help inspire you to make the most out of your cloud computing journey. We dive into the world of serverless at CapitalOne, cover engineer-led cost optimizations, use durable code execution to simplify your architecture, and how to architect mission-critical applications on the cloud. 

From this track

Session Serverless

Lessons from Leading the Serverless First Journey at CapitalOne

Wednesday Oct 4 / 10:35AM PDT

Going serverless? Worried about challenges with performance, cost, and scale? At CapitalOne, we embraced a serverless first mentality across thousands of applications live today. This talk covers our journey into serverless, the best practices we picked up, and the lessons learned along the way.

Speaker image - George Mao

George Mao

Senior Distinguished Engineer @Capital One Leading All Things Serverless, Ex-AWS WW Serverless Tech Lead

Session Cloud

Million Dollar Lines of Code: An Engineering Perspective on Cloud Cost Optimization

Wednesday Oct 4 / 11:45AM PDT

A single line of code can shape an organization's financial future. Drawing inspiration from five real examples of million-dollar lines of code, we will challenge conventional views on engineering's pivotal role in cloud cost optimization.

Speaker image - Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson

CTO & Founder @CloudZero, Engineering-Led Cloud Cost Optimization Pioneer & 23-Year Software Startup Veteran

Session Architecture

Durable Execution for Control Planes: Building Temporal Cloud on Temporal

Wednesday Oct 4 / 01:35PM PDT

A great SAAS service requires a robust Control Plane as its brain. The Control Plane automates infrastructure provisioning, deployments, configuration, monitoring, fleet management, capacity allocation to customers,  and so forth.

Speaker image - Sergey Bykov

Sergey Bykov

SDE @Temporal Technologies

Session Architecture

Understanding Architectures for Multi-Region Data Residency

Wednesday Oct 4 / 02:45PM PDT

Making your app multi-cell/multi-region can have a number of benefits in compliance, scaling and even marketability. There are a number of challenges, from cross-region access and trust to defining sources of truth across the globe. We’ll focus on:

Speaker image - Alex Strachan

Alex Strachan

Staff Software Engineer, Performance & Architecture @Rippling

Session Cellular Architecture

Architecting for High Availability in the Cloud with Cellular Architecture

Wednesday Oct 4 / 03:55PM PDT

With the explosion in the usage of cloud computing and microservices, blast radius underpins highly availability systems.

Speaker image - Chris Price

Chris Price

Software Engineer @Momento, Previously Launched New Video Streaming Services @AWS, 10+ Years in Engineering Leadership at Software Startups

Track Host

Khawaja Shams

Co-Founder & CEO @Momento, previously @NASA and @Amazon

Khawaja is a big believer in QCon and has been keynote speaker at QCons around the world. He helped build the Mars Rovers at NASA and pioneered production use of cloud computing to drive spacecraft around our universe when S3, SQS, EC2, and SimpleDB were the only services in AWS. Khawaja also spent nearly a decade at Amazon Web Services, where he ran DynamoDB, became VP of Engineering for AWS Elemental, and was the executive sponsor for some of the most critical AWS customers. Today, Khawaja is the CEO/Co-founder at Momento, where his team is building serverless platforms to help developers with caching, pub-sub, and vector indexing.

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