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InfoQ Homepage News QCon London 2015: Google, Netflix Keynotes Confirmed; Tutorials At-a-Glance (March 2-6, 2015)

QCon London 2015: Google, Netflix Keynotes Confirmed; Tutorials At-a-Glance (March 2-6, 2015)

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John Wilkes, ​Principal Software Engineer at Google and Roy Rapoport, Manager of Insight Engineering at Netflix have been confirmed to keynote at the 9th annual QCon London (Mar 2-6, 2015).  All four keynotes, 65/100 speakers, and 13 tutorials are now confirmed, including 19 conference tracks covering topics like Microservices, Docker, Engineering Culture, Go, Reactive Architecture, Low Latency Trading, Continuous Delivery, and more. Register before Jan 26th and save up to £290. 

The two newly confirmed keynotes will delve into:

Cluster Management at Google

By John Wilkes, ​Principal Software Engineer, Technical Infrastructure at Google

"Cluster management is the set of tools and processes that Google uses to control the computing infrastructure in our data centers to support almost all of our external services. It includes allocating resources to different applications on our fleet of computers, looking after software installations and hardware, monitoring, and many other things. Much of the talk will be about lesson's we've learned from the challenges that we face, driven by the scale at which we operate, an acute awareness of failures, and the drive to provide ever-better service-levels while curbing complexity. We certainly don't have all the answers, but we do have some pretty impressive systems."

Monitoring at Netflix 

By Roy Rapoport, Manager of Insight Engineering at Netflix

"Developers face an ongoing tension with no one-size-fits-all solution between buying vs building products. For example, at Netflix we built our own monitoring system from scratch -- and you probably shouldn't. In many cases, this is a spectrum, rather than a binary decision, with engagements that span from customizing software, to building interfaces to it, and sometimes contributing back to open-source software. The factors contributing to a given decision are sometimes rational (e.g. degree of customization and environmental uniqueness) and sometimes decidedly not.

We'll discuss a few occasions within Netflix where we had to make this choice and different approaches we took -- some of which worked well, and some ... less so. We'll lay out some of the pitfalls and opportunities so as to help others avoid our mistakes and make the right decisions for their own environments more consistently."

Tutorials @ QCon London 2015

Some of this year's 13 tutorials, taking place March 2nd and 3rd, include:

See the complete list of tutorials here

Attending with your colleagues? QCon London offers special savings when you register a group of three or more people from your company. Click here for more details.

QCon London 2014 drew over 1,000 attendees last year and elicited thousands of tweets and hundreds of blogs all of which are summarized in the Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2014. We hope you can join us for QCon London 2015.

Register before January 26th and save up to £290.

QCon London is co-produced by and Trifork, producer of the Danish GOTO conference.

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