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Skype's Journey from P2P: It's Not Just about the Services



Bruce Lowekamp discusses the evolution of Skype's architecture and tradeoffs in design made along the way. He discusses the lessons learned and the improvements that are still in process as Skype continues to evolve.


Bruce Lowekamp is Principal Architect for Skype's Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio at Microsoft. He enjoys the challenge of building highly available, low-latency global systems using commodity cloud services and has even more fun understanding failures. He is co-author of several IETF RFCs in the area of P2PSIP and NAT traversal.

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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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Aug 15, 2018