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Track Overview

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Architectures You've Always Wondered About is a QCon staple, and our marque architecture case study track. In it some of the most successful companies in our industry will share their hard-learned architectural lessons on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance. For this edition of the track, we’re putting the emphasis on real-world case studies for modern cloud architectures.


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Session + Live Q&A Architecture

BBC Online: Architecting for Scale with the Cloud and Serverless

Tuesday May 18 / 10:00AM EDT

During the 2020 US Presidential Election, BBC Online served video, audio, and text to over 140 million users. Events like this require the BBC’s sites and apps to be at their very best – fast, reliable, and relevant at massive scale. It’s been achieved with a modern,...

Matthew Clark

Head Of Architecture for the @BBC's Digital Products

Session + Live Q&A Performance

Optimizing Your Web Performance: Separating the Signals from the Noise

Tuesday May 18 / 11:00AM EDT

Everyone agrees on the theory of optimizing web performance but how does it work in practice? In this talk I will be sharing the journey Trainline has been on leading up to Google introducing Core Web Vitals as a ranking signal this month. It will include how as a team we learned to separate out...

Carl Anderson

Director of Engineering @trainline

Session + Live Q&A Kafka

Building and Scaling a Control Plane for 1000s of Kafka Clusters

Tuesday May 18 / 12:00PM EDT

At Confluent Cloud we deploy, manage, maintain and scale 1000s of Kafka, Kafka Connect and KSQL clusters. In order to create a cloud-native experience for our users, we've built a control plane that provides both self-serve functionality for our users and automation for Confluent engineers....

Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop

Vivek Sharma

Senior Engineer @Confluent

PANEL DISCUSSION + Live Q&A Architecture

Panel: Event Driven Architectures of Scale

Tuesday May 18 / 01:00PM EDT

Event-driven architectures (EDA) have been around for decades but are back in vogue, driven in part by the shift to the cloud and multicore architectures, data-driven applications, and related trends such as microservices and distributed computing.  Our expert panel will explore what...

Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously Platform Architect @VMware

Matthew Clark

Head Of Architecture for the @BBC's Digital Products

Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop

Ian Thomas

Senior Principal Engineer at Flutter Entertainment


Speakers from this track

Matthew Clark

Head Of Architecture for the @BBC's Digital Products

Matthew Clark is Head of Architecture for many of the BBC’s online products. He’s been at the BBC for over 10 years, and has been involved in multiple projects such as covering the London 2012 Olympics, and getting BBC iPlayer working on the International Space Station. His passion is...

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Carl Anderson

Director of Engineering @trainline

Carl Anderson is Director of Engineering at Trainline, managing the Front-End teams in developing Europe’s leading train and coach app. Having spent the last decade working as a developer, his career started in the Silicon Valley before moving on to various startups, including Deezer, where...

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Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop

Gwen is an engineering leader at Confluent, managing the Cloud-Native Kafka team. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating microservices, relational and big data technologies. She currently specializes in building real-time...

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Vivek Sharma

Senior Engineer @Confluent

Vivek is a Senior Software Engineer at Confluent where he applies 10+ years of experience with the world's largest distributed systems to the task of creating a fully self-serve control plane that orchestrates thousands of mission critical clusters. He is a fan of decoupled distributed...

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Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously Platform Architect @VMware

Wes is a Technical Principal with Thoughtworks where his focus is on working with customers on app modernization, with a particular focus on the cloud native ecosystem. Prior to Thoughtworks, he was one of the Platform Architects at VMware focused on Tanzu. Wes also chairs the San Francisco...

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Ian Thomas

Senior Principal Engineer at Flutter Entertainment

Ian Thomas is a Senior Principal Engineer for Flutter Entertainment working in the International Sportsbook Platform tribe. He started his career at Flutter 7 years ago as an engineer working on Sky Bet and has been involved in various of the company’s brands since, most recently focusing...

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Track Date

Tuesday May 18 / 09:00AM EDT

Topics

Architecture

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Track Host

Charles Humble

Independent Technology Consultant & Technology Communicator

Charles Humble works as an independent technology consultant and technology communicator. He is managing editor for Cloud Native consultancy Container Solutions, and a co-host of the InfoQ podcast. He was editor-in-chief at InfoQ.com from March 2014 to April 2020, and before that CTO for...

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