Jessica McKellar introduces Twisted, a Python event-driven networking engine, and explaining several design concepts used: deferred API, transport/protocol separation, and plug-in infrastructure.
Todd Montgomery discusses messaging: application level batching, UDP datagram size’s impact on performance, sendmmsg/recvmmsg, implementing asynchronous calls.
Ilya Grigorik shares details on Google’s project to make the web faster: some of their findings on what slows down the web experience and how they improved it in Chrome and services.
Mark Ryland presents and demoes identity and access management concepts as used in the cloud and EC2 security groups and packet networking inside the Amazon AWS.
Salvatore Orlando introduces OpenStack and Quantum, a project intended to provide network connectivity as a service, covering the current state and expected developments in the future.