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Altitude Trek Seattle

March 28 @ 10am-4pm | The 101

Join us for a day of talks exploring what’s possible at the edge. Learn about:

  • The latest in serverless technology
  • How to get more visibility into your systems with real-time logging
  • When to push your cloud to the edge, with real-world war stories
  • How to iterate faster and smarter with CI/CD and open source tools

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Speakers

Schedule

10:00 AM Registration + breakfast
10:30 AM Opening remarks
Tyler McMullen
CTO, Fastly
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Learn about Fastly and the proliferation of edge computing in Tyler McMullen’s opening session.


Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, the leading edge cloud platform, where he is responsible for evolving the system architecture and the company’s technology vision. He leads a team of experienced technology innovators focused on internet scale, and working on future-facing, ambitious projects and standards. As part of the founding team at Fastly, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-time Analytics, while scaling the engineering team tenfold.

Prior to joining Fastly, Tyler worked on large scale web applications, text analysis, and performance. He can be found debating about edge computing, networking, and distributed systems all over the world.

10:45 AM Reddit and the Joys of Architecting for Scale
Chris Slowe
CTO, Reddit
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In this session, Reddit CTO and Founding Engineer Chris Slowe will discuss the history of the systems that power Reddit. He’ll share how Reddit has transitioned from a monolith and made the move to services. He’ll also outline the lessons learnt from their architecture evolution and share insights into how to deal with “what’s next” when experiencing immense growth.


Chris is CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit, where he’s responsible for building and growing one of the world’s largest online destinations. He was formerly Chief Scientist at Hipmunk, and holds a PhD in Physics from Harvard.

11:15 AM Observability: Leveraging logging for real-time insights
Chris Jackel
Principal Solutions Architect, Fastly
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Metrics derived from real-time log streaming and the data passing through the system can offer some big rewards: like providing more depth and breadth into requests across the stack. Fastly delivers more than a million log events per second. In this session, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your logs, and do it all faster.


Chris Jackel is a recovering Ops person, and spends his days staring at cache headers. He is based in New York.

11:40 AM Building a continuous deployment pipeline with Terraform and Fastly
Patrick Hamann
Principal Software Engineer, Fastly
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In this session, you’ll walk through the process of creating a continuous deployment pipeline using Travis, Terraform, Fastly, and GitHub. We’ll introduce you to the core concepts needed to deploy a new version of your Fastly service via the API, as well as the benefits of automating this process. Along the way, you’ll gain practical, implementable tips and tricks for managing your infrastructure as code.


Patrick is a Principal Software Engineer at Fastly where — among other things — he is helping to build a faster web for all. Prior to Fastly, he helped architect some of the world’s largest media websites including The Guardian and the Financial Times. When not speaking or ranting about performance, he enjoys spending his spare time discovering new food and craft beer.

12:05 PM Lunch
1:05 PM "Edge" cases: When you decide to push your cloud to the edge
Cassandra Dixon
Senior Solutions Architect, Fastly
Steven Chuob
Technical Account Manager, Fastly
Denise McCoy
Solutions Architect, Fastly
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Many organizations are already using edge computing to solve large challenges at scale. Walk through the specific use cases of edge computing in the real world, including authentication the edge, A/B testing, and geo-access to content.


Cassandra Dixon is a Senior Solutions Architect at Fastly, where she manages a team of architects that help technologists implement edge computing solutions with Fastly.

Steven is a senior Technical Account Manager at Fastly, where he helps customers get the most out of the Fastly platform.

Denise is a Solutions Architect at Fastly, where she focuses on WAF customer on-boarding and training. She is currently enrolled in MSIS courses through SANS institute, and is expected to formally start her Masters degree this spring. She is learning the latest in cybersecurity trends, exploits, and defensive techniques to better help Fastly and it’s customers.

1:50 PM Microservices and security
Sean Leach
Chief Architect, Fastly
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With new application architectures and the DevSecOps movement, the philosophy of security is evolving. This talk will focus on how to harden your systems and approach security in the new world of containers, microservices, and multi-cloud environments.


Sean is Chief Architect at Fastly, focusing on special projects and technical research. He was previously VP, Technology for Verisign, where he provided strategic direction along with product and technical architecture and was a primary company spokesperson. Sean was previously CTO of name.com, a top 15 domain registration and web hosting company as well as a Sr. Director at Neustar. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Delaware. His current research focus is on DNS, DDOS, Web/network performance, Internet infrastructure and combating the massive Internet security epidemic.

2:05 PM Break
2:20 PM The Fastly Network
Ryan Landry
Senior Director, Technical Operations, Fastly
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Part of what makes Fastly special is how we’ve built our network of points of presence (POPs). Fastly’s global network has been growing at a breakstep pace — all while maintaining our approach and commitment to quality. In this talk, we’ll share snippets about our technical standards, the way we engage other global networks, and the internal processes we optimized to achieve this scale.


Ryan heads up technical operations at Fastly, leading a brilliant team of packet slingers who build and operate a cutting-edge global network. In his spare time he’s doing unwise mom-unapproved things like riding motorcycles and collecting tattoos. Ryan is owned by his french bulldog, part-time Fastly mascot, Muchacho.

2:35 PM What’s next in edge computing
Tyler McMullen
CTO, Fastly
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Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen will discuss the state of edge computing, what’s next, and where Fastly is going. We’ll cover how we built Terrarium, our applications of WebAssembly, and more.


Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, the leading edge cloud platform, where he is responsible for evolving the system architecture and the company’s technology vision. He leads a team of experienced technology innovators focused on internet scale, and working on future-facing, ambitious projects and standards. As part of the founding team at Fastly, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-time Analytics, while scaling the engineering team tenfold.

Prior to joining Fastly, Tyler worked on large scale web applications, text analysis, and performance. He can be found debating about edge computing, networking, and distributed systems all over the world.

3:00 PM Reception and libations

Venue

The 101

The 101, Pioneer Square (between 1st Ave S & Nord Alley)
101 S Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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Coming from out of town?

The official hotel for Altitude SEA Trek is the Kimpton Alexis Hotel. Click here to reserve a room at our special rate of $269/night by Tuesday, February 26 before rates expire, or call 1-800-368-2544. Make sure to mention the Fastly Altitude Trek SEA 2019 Room Block.

1007 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

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