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ScaleConf Colombia is a non-profit language-agnostic conference organized by volunteers to bring knowledge on scalability, distributed systems, DevOps and modern software tools to the community.
Our main objetive is to level up the community’s knowledge, by bringing great speakers from the teams that are paving the way for a global scale in tomorrow’s apps and services.
Last year’s event was successful beyond our expectations, with over 350 attendees, 13 awesome speakers, 10 sponsors and 2 days of exciting talks and workshops, so ScaleConf Colombia is coming back for 2018!
Vaidehi Joshi (tilde.io)
An Uncoordinated Approach To Scaling (Almost) Infinitely
Andrew Turley (Wallaroo Labs)
Scaling distributed applications becomes difficult because of the overhead of coordinating state across workers. But...Show more...
Scaling distributed applications becomes difficult because of the overhead of coordinating state across workers. But what if we designed systems to avoid coordination in the first place? This talk covers how to do this and what properties we could expect from such a system.Show less...
Coffee / Snack Break
Learning AI with Van Gogh, Botero and Cruz-Diez
Raul Pino (uBiome)
Every time somebody mention AI news in the office, you wonder on the glorious future...Show more...
Every time somebody mention AI news in the office, you wonder on the glorious future beyond your daily data taming or pipelines monitoring. In this talk you will be introduced to Neural Networks applied to arts, using a paper "A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style" as a "deep" start.Show less...
Building an HPC infrastructure at a Liberal Arts College
Asya Shklyar (Pomona College)
This talk aims to describe the process of design, prototyping, and building the HPC infrastructure...Show more...
This talk aims to describe the process of design, prototyping, and building the HPC infrastructure at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, employing the best practices in building HPC, hybrid, and cloud infrastructure and adjusting to the unique needs of a higher ed environment.Show less...
Don't Get Distracted
Caleb Thompson (Heroku)
I worked on a WiFi geolocation app for a DoD contractor. When I realized its...Show more...
I worked on a WiFi geolocation app for a DoD contractor. When I realized its use was to track down and kill people, I was faced with a moral dilemma. I'll share the technical details of the app that made it so interesting to me & discuss the ethics of building tools without understanding their use.Show less...
Building a Serverless System on AWS for Realtime Ad Processing
David Greenberg (Amazon Advertising)
What if you could just write your system's logic and have your infrastructure and scaling...Show more...
What if you could just write your system's logic and have your infrastructure and scaling managed by someone else? In this talk, you'll hear how one team in Amazon Advertising migrated a 25000 TPS pipeline to serverless technologies.Show less...
Coffee / Snack Break
Modern Security with Microservices and the Cloud
Seth Vargo (Google Cloud)
It’s great that you’ve moved to microservices, but how are you distributing secrets? This talk...Show more...
It’s great that you’ve moved to microservices, but how are you distributing secrets? This talk offers an overview of Vault’s unique approach to secret management by providing secrets as a service for services (and humans), that is highly scalable and easily customizable to fit any environment.Show less...
Operaciones Matriciales a Gran Escala
Elizabeth Ramirez (Descartes Labs)
Las estructuras matriciales (o tensoriales) son fundamentales en un gran número de aplicaciones en Computación...Show more...
Las estructuras matriciales (o tensoriales) son fundamentales en un gran número de aplicaciones en Computación Científica y Machine Learning, donde los datos son representados de manera n-dimensional, inducidos por la discretización de funciones multivariable y/o mediciones de multiples propiedades de un sistema observado. En Deep Learning, por ejemplo, en cada capa de una red neuronal se realizan transformaciones sobre dichas estructuras para encontrar mejores representaciones. Sin embargo, las estructuras matriciales sufren del llamado “curse of dimensionality”, lo cual resalta la importancia de contar con algoritmos altamente eficientes para ejecutar operaciones comunes, como solución de sistemas lineales, problemas de eigenvalues y optimización. Esta presentación estará enfocada desde el punto de vista de computación numérica en los métodos usados para la representación óptima de estructuras matriciales, así como librerías y hardware diseñados para ejecutar operaciones matriciales a gran escala.Show less...
Bus leaves to hotel
What We Talk About When We Talk About Disk IO
Alex Petrov (Datastax)
In the world of Big Data, it’s important to know how the Database Storage works...Show more...
In the world of Big Data, it’s important to know how the Database Storage works in order to be able to pick a right tool right job. The talk covers evaluation techniques, to choose storage with best read, write or memory overhead, best suitable for your data.Show less...
Metaphors We Compute By
Alvaro Videla (Former Core Dev @ RabbitMQ)
We think in words, we talk with words, we understand the world thanks to words....Show more...
We think in words, we talk with words, we understand the world thanks to words. Metaphors take words to the next level explaining concepts that were escaping our understanding before. In 1980 George Lakoff revolutionised the linguistic and philosophic worlds when he studied how metaphors affect our thinking, how they influence our actions and even shape who we are. What happens with the metaphors that we use in the software Industry? In this talk we are going to review the importance that metaphors have in our code quality, in the algorithms we choose, and the products we ship. As a practical example, we are going to see why Microservices and Containers have been so successful in the past couple of years. We'll try to understand why they have redefined how we package and ship products in our industry today.Show less...
Coffee / Snack Break
Zero Downtime Migrations at Scale
Aysylu Greenberg (Google)
Already have a system that serves user traffic and it has become so popular that...Show more...
Already have a system that serves user traffic and it has become so popular that it's hitting scaling limitations? It's probably time to upgrade its architecture or move its data to a more scalable database. Learn how to do this upgrade with zero downtime and no user visible effects in my talk!Show less...
Didier Tabares (PSL)
Within a microservices architecture, what does it take to build a highly responsive system, vastly...Show more...
Within a microservices architecture, what does it take to build a highly responsive system, vastly improve the user experience and ensure fail resilience? By applying reactive principles and patterns, of course. Learn how to respond to the needs of today while anticipating the demands of tomorrow.Show less...
The overnight failure
Sebastian Sogamoso (Cookpad)
This talk is based on a true story. Imagine the worst thing that could happen...Show more...
This talk is based on a true story. Imagine the worst thing that could happen to you at work. For me, that was charging users thousands of times the amount they should have been charged and it happened. Did someone get fired? Did the company survive? Come to the talk and find out.Show less...
An Introduction to Smart Contracts
Miguel Palhas (Subvisual)
Let's talk blockchain! But not the whole money thing. Smart Contracts are the real juice....Show more...
Let's talk blockchain! But not the whole money thing. Smart Contracts are the real juice. I will walk you through what a Smart Contract is and why you should care. We will discuss how they differ from traditional computing methods, and what makes this so revolutionary.Show less...
Kubernetes For Beginners: An intro to the magic of containers orchestration
Catherin Cruz (Velocity Partners)
Have you tried to figure out what is Kubernetes and how it works? Yes, it’s...Show more...
Have you tried to figure out what is Kubernetes and how it works? Yes, it’s a bit challenging and sometimes just plain magic. What about starting from knowing the power of its components, its deploys spells, and then get the wizard best practices. Here is an intro to the magical world of Kubernetes!Show less...
Coffee / Snack Break
Diptanu Choudhury (Facebook)
Veronica Lopez (CoreOS)
Bus leaves to closing event / hotel
(Free transportation provided outside of venue of closing event)
We are constantly looking for ways to make the web development community more inclusive, and our opportunity grant program, which covers the cost of a full ScaleConf Colombia ticket is an important part of that effort.
This scholarship is open to any person that self-identifies as part of an underpresented group in technology and is looking for an opportunity to grow.
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A primary goal of ScaleConf Colombia is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible.
As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all those who participate in ScaleConf Colombia to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
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