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The Future of Build vs. Buy



Building infrastructure components was once the domain of only the very largest of internet operations like Google and Facebook. Increasingly though we see non-Google, non-infrastructure companies building their own infrastructure software. From his experience at Uber, Matt Ranney explores why the build or buy tradeoff is so difficult, and make some recommendations for both vendors and users.


Matt Ranney is the Chief Systems Architect at Uber. He has a computer science degree which has come in handy over a career of mostly network engineering, operations, and analytics.

About the conference

Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Jan 07, 2016