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Come see us at QCon 2022

Conference October 24-26, Workshops October 27-28
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Our thought leaders will join the world's most innovative senior software engineers, architects and team leads to share real-world implementation of emerging trends and practices.

Our conference sessions

October 25 at 9:00 AM PT

Track: Operating Microservices: Patterns for Success

Wes Reisz (Track Host)

Microservices solve numerous problems around cognitive load, velocity, isolation, and scalability - if you get them right! In Operating Microservices: Patterns for Success, we bring you practical advice around what good really looks like with system observability, patterns of integrating with legacy codebases, and situations when microservices were NOT the right answer, and the most common issues encountered when it comes to day 2 operations with microservices.

 

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October 25 at 11:50 AM PT

The Zen of Green Software: Finding Balance in the Sustainable Growth Journey

Lisa McNally and Marco Valtas

In this talk, we’ll discuss open source software tools and methodologies for balancing carbon with growth across your IT organization. You’ll walk away with actionable approaches to greening your IT organization in your daily work.

 

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October 26 at 2:55 PM PT

Unraveling Techno-Solutionism: How I fell out of love with “Ethical” Machine Learning

Katharine Jarmul

In this talk, we’ll confront techno-solutionism head-on, walking through my own exploration of ethical machine learning, which eventually led me to specialize in data privacy. Along the journey, you’ll learn tips for recognizing when you’re being more clever than thoughtful, when you need another perspective, when you’re onto something bigger and when you’ve found a problem that will contribute to your own work as well as our world. You’ll also learn about how specialization, diversity, beginner’s mindset and community contribute to identifying real problems where technology can help and create conversations for problems where technology should take a back seat.

 

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October 26 at 2:55 PM PT

Privacy-First Re-Architecture

Nimisha Asthagiri

The tech industry grew organically the last few decades. We built new innovations on top of old. We evolved systems and technologies to meet new challenges. Decisions of the past became assumptions of today.

But what if we pause to check those assumptions? What if we disentangle the systems and re-architect them with new priorities, such as privacy-first and user-centricity? We’ll explore what that could look like: an alternative architecture and ecosystem, where industry-wide decentralized data ownership is the prime directive. We’ll then dig deeper to see what you can do today with emerging technologies that align with privacy-first design.

 


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Our workshops

October 27 at 9:00 AM PT (Full Day)

Domain-Driven Design

Premanand Chandrasekaran, Karthik Krishnan and Zichuan Xiong

While the concepts of DDD have been in existence for a long time, practical application and scaling has been a challenge, arguably due to a lack of practical techniques, tools and real-world examples that bring all these concepts together as a cohesive whole. In this hands-on course, we will cover how individuals and teams can apply the strategic and tactical elements of DDD to create valuable software solutions that exhibit high degrees of internal and external quality.

 

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October 28 at 9:00 AM (Half Day)

Team Topologies

Premanand Chandrasekaran, Karthik Krishnan and Zichuan Xiong

Team Topologies is an organizational design practice that keeps software healthy and evolvable for optimized engineering culture and promised outcomes. This workshop introduces nine steps of running Team Topologies that help engineering leaders 

  • Balance all kinds of legitimate powers in an organization

  • Identify collaboration patterns 

  • Design a structure that manages the Cognitive Load 

  • Eventually, evolve your team and organizational structure to promote your desired architecture
     

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October 28 at 1:00 PM PT (Half Day)

Wardley Mapping

Premanand Chandrasekaran, Karthik Krishnan and Zichuan Xiong

Wardley Mapping is a practical approach to constructing a topographical business map that directs business decisions. This session introduces Wardley Mapping as a great DDD (Domain-driven Design) tool to understand the ‘Problem Space’ from a business strategy perspective. It helps tech leaders or architects: 

  • Learn a new way of understanding business at a strategic level 

  • Connect tech decisions with business strategies 

  • Connect org design decisions with business context and tech decisions 

  • Practice Wardley Mapping techniques
     

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Our speakers

Brandon Byars

Brandon Byars

Head of Technology

Karthik Krishnan

Technical Principal

Katharine Jarmul

Katharine Jarmul

Principal Data Scientist

Lisa McNally

Head of Cleantech & Sustainability

Marco Valtas

Technical Lead for Cleantech and Sustainability

Nimisha Asthagiri

Nimisha Asthagiri

Principal Consultant

Premanand Chandrasekaran

Head of Technology

Wes Reisz

Technical Principal

Zichuan Xiong

Zichuan Xiong

Director of Solutions

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