Deep Tech: Pushing the Boundaries of Hardware+Software

Deep tech is used to describe technologies that are evolving at the hardware level to support, refine, or extend the capabilities of our familiar system software stacks, and have the potential to revolutionize industries or create new ones. This track will explore the latest trends in deep tech, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, IoT/Edge, security, quantum computing, and more. Speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of these technologies, and how they are being used to solve real-world problems.

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Session Edge

Rethinking Connectivity at the Edge: Scaling Fleets of Low-Powered Devices Using

Wednesday Oct 4 / 10:35AM PDT

Building distributed systems is hard. Today’s organizations demand their applications be as flexible and resilient as possible.

Speaker image - Jeremy Saenz
Jeremy Saenz

Senior Software Engineer @Synadia Working on, Author of Martini, Negroni, Inject & CLI, Previously CPO @Kajabi

Session AI/ML

Building Robust and Scalable Intelligent Writing Assistants: Challenges and Opportunities Leveraging GenAI

Wednesday Oct 4 / 11:45AM PDT

Text revision is a complex, iterative process.

Speaker image - Vipul Raheja
Vipul Raheja

Applied Research Scientist @Grammarly Working on Robust and Scalable Intelligent Writing Assistants

Session Networking

Building a Rack-Scale Computer with P4 at the Core: Challenges, Solutions, and Practices in Engineering Systems on Programmable Network Processors

Wednesday Oct 4 / 01:35PM PDT

This talk will present challenges, solutions, and engineering practices around building distributed systems on top of programmable network hardware through the lens of building the Oxide rack-scale computer.

Speaker image - Ryan Goodfellow
Ryan Goodfellow

Engineer @Oxide, Working Group Member @P4Lang, Open Source Developer on @illumos

Session Hardware

Automating Bare Metal to Improve Your Quality of Life

Wednesday Oct 4 / 02:45PM PDT

Everything we build is built upon a substrate. Even the cloud computing we directly, or indirectly, use every day is built upon a substrate. In computing, we often call this substrate Bare Metal, and the closer you get to it, the more potential you can unlock... if you're willing.

Speaker image - Julia Kreger
Julia Kreger

Senior Principal Software Engineer @Red Hat

Session WebAssembly

Fast, Scalable, Secure: WebAssembly and the Future of Isolation

Wednesday Oct 4 / 03:55PM PDT

We have reached the limits of traditional hardware based isolation technologies such as  virtual machines, containers, and processes.

Speaker image - Tal Garfinkel
Tal Garfinkel

Research Scientist @UC San Diego

Track Host

Allison Randal

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Allison is an open source/hardware developer and strategist. She is co-chair of the Microarchitecture Side Channels working group at RISC-V International, chair of the board at the Software Freedom Conservancy, board member at the Open Infrastructure Foundation, and board member at Open Usage Commons.

At various points in the past she has served as president and board member of the Open Source Initiative, president and board member of the Perl Foundation, board member of the Python Software Foundation, chair of the board at the Parrot Foundation, chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, Conference Chair of OSCON at O’Reilly Media, Technical Architect of Ubuntu at Canonical, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard, Distinguished Engineer at SUSE, and Principal Engineer at Rivos. She collaborates in the Debian and RISC-V projects.

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