#DOXLON October 2017
We had another cracker of an evening at October's DOXLON; we had some real thought provoking talks (and questions!) from Rob Elkin, Matthew Macdonald-Wallace, and Connon McRae. Missed out, or just want to relive it all? Below you can find all the info about each talk and the video from the event itself.
Talk 1: Rob Elkin, busuu
Rob is the CTO of busuu, the worlds largest social network for language learning, where he leads teams to bring language learning to the world. As well as helping everyone to learn a new language, he is also a founder of AltConf, the Apple Developer community’s biggest independent conference.
Big Data, Terraform, Serverless, Kinesis, Snowplow, Lamdba, Real time. Lots of buzzy terms, and adding them in to any one project can be a daunting task. So when we decided that we wanted to rearchitect our data processing and events systems to have a single pipeline, we decided to try and use some of the newer tools available to really understand if they would help us deliver faster, or hinder us. We built a brand new, real time data pipeline that deals with all the user events and tracking information on our platform, in real time with minimal latency, to enable our business teams to understand user behaviour and for our data science models to help predict in real time. In this talk, I'll cover why we wanted to take on such a challenge, how we achieved it, and what it's like to run 16k events per minute through a (mostly) serverless architecture.
Talk 2: Matthew Macdonald-Wallace - "DevOps? Oh yeah we do that too..."
Matthew Macdonald-Wallace (@proffalken on Twitter) has been around a while, possibly a bit too long. He remembers when "immutable infrastructure" meant Norton Ghost, and network issues were usually caused by someone kicking a cable in the datacentre.
Join Matthew as he rants about why DevOps is about more than tools, the death of the sysadmin, the rise of the programmer, and why he started his own consultancy in a world where the true meaning of DevOps has all but been eroded by marketing and sales teams.
Talk 3: Connon MacRae, Ticketmaster
Connon MacRae talking all things Ticketmaster, their
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