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Actors for CyberThings

Posted by Carl Hewitt  on  Aug 28, 2015

Carl Hewitt keynotes on the Actor Model and ActorScript, providing examples of using them for large-scale datacenters and IoT.


How we Build Rock-solid Apps and Keep 100M+ Users Happy at Shazam

Posted by Iordanis Giannakakis, Savvas Dalkitsis  on  Aug 28, 2015

Giannakakis and Dalkitsis present how Shazam releases faster, more predictably and with more features by using BDD and automation testing, without slowing down or hindering the development process.


The Many Faces of Apache Kafka: How is Kafka Used in Practice

Posted by Neha Narkhede  on  Aug 27, 2015 1

Neha Narkhede discusses how companies are using Apache Kafka and where it fits in the Big Data ecosystem.


Distributed Eventually Consistent Computations

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn  on  Aug 15, 2015

Christopher Meiklejohn looks at applying two techniques together, deterministic data flow programming and conflict-free replicated data types, to create highly available and fault-tolerant systems.


Operating Microservices

Posted by Michael Brunton-Spall  on  Aug 13, 2015 1

Michael Brunton-Spall shows how DevOps-like patterns can be applied on microservices to give the development teams more responsibility for their choices, and much more.


No Free Lunch, Indeed: Three Years of Microservices at SoundCloud

Posted by Phil Calcado  on  Aug 13, 2015

Phil Calcado shares the toolkit and strategy SoundCloud uses to keep its microservices explosion manageable, dealing with operations overhead, DevOps, breaking changes and asynchronous behaviors.


Distributed Scheduling with Apache Mesos in the Cloud

Posted by Diptanu Choudhury  on  Aug 02, 2015

Diptanu Choudhury discusses the design of Netflix’ distributed scheduler based on Mesos and Titan, focusing on bin packing algorithms, scaling in and out of clusters, fault tolerance, and redundancy.


Financial Modeling with Apache Spark: Calculating Value at Risk

Posted by Sandy Ryza  on  Jul 12, 2015

Sandy Ryza aims to give a feel for what it is like to approach financial modeling with modern big data tools, using the Monte Carlo method for a a basic VaR calculation with Spark.


The Programmable World with APIs & Containers

Posted by Kin Lane  on  Jul 10, 2015

Kin Lane discusses the opportunities of deploying high value, re-mixable APIs, using Docker.


Building Functional Infrastructure with Mirage OS

Posted by Anil Madhavapeddy  on  Jun 20, 2015 1

Anil Madhavapeddy explains how the OCaml module system enables the construction of a large scale OS software, and also the resulting portability benefits.


Lightning Fast Cluster Computing with Spark and Cassandra

Posted by Piotr Kołaczkowski  on  Jun 17, 2015

Piotr Kołaczkowski discusses how they integrated Spark with Cassandra, how it was done, how it works in practice and why it is better than using a Hadoop intermediate layer.


The Rationale for Continuous Delivery (or What Does ‘Good’ Look Like?)

Posted by Dave Farley  on  Jun 17, 2015 1

Dave Farley looks at a history littered with inefficient processes resulting in poor quality and failed projects, wondering how we got here, what can be done and what does good really look like?

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