Virtual Event | OCTOBER 23 + 24, 2024

All Things Performance

P99 CONF is for developers who care about P99 percentiles and high-performance, low-latency applications.

Featured Speakers

Explore Rust, C++, Go, event streaming architectures, distributed databases, Linux kernel, observability, K8s & more

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Richard Startin

Senior Software Engineer at Datadog

Richard Startin

Senior Software Engineer at Datadog
About Richard Startin

Richard has over ten years experience working on systems written in Java, including trading systems, big data, and payments systems. Richard has made a diverse set of open source contributions, is an Apache Pinot committer, and has contributed to OpenJDK and JMC. At Datadog, he has worked on tracing and profiling of applications running on the JVM.

Julia Kroll

Applied Engineer at Deepgram

Julia Kroll

Applied Engineer at Deepgram
About Julia Kroll

Julia Kroll is an Applied Engineer at Deepgram where she provides engineering and product expertise on speech-to-text and voice AI, enabling developers to use language as the universal interface between humans and machines. She previously worked as a Senior Machine Learning Engineer creating natural-sounding AI voices, following five years at Amazon, where she contributed to machine learning and data engineering for AWS and Alexa. She holds two computer science degrees, a master's from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor's from Carleton College. Her interests lie at the intersection of technology, linguistics, and society.

Jimmy Zelinskie

Co-Founder of authzed

Jimmy Zelinskie

Co-Founder of authzed
About Jimmy Zelinskie

Jimmy Zelinskie is a software engineer and product leader with the goal of empowering the world through the democratization of software through open source development. He's currently the CPO and cofounder of authzed where he's focused on bringing hyperscaler best-practices in authorization software to the industry at large. At CoreOS, he helped pioneer the cloud-native ecosystem by starting and contributing to many of its foundational open source projects. After being acquired by Red Hat, his focus shifted to the enablement and adoption of cloud-native technologies by mature enterprise stakeholders. To this day, he still contributes to cloud-native ecosystem by building the future on top of these technologies and maintaining standards such as Open Container Initiative (OCI).

JeanHeyd Meneide

Senior Principal Smart Guy at Shepherd's Oasis, LLC

JeanHeyd Meneide

Senior Principal Smart Guy at Shepherd's Oasis, LLC
About JeanHeyd Meneide

JeanHeyd "ThePhD" is a student and an organizer for Shepherd's Oasis, LLC. They are the Project Editor for the C Language, and they manage large open-source contributions -- sol2, ztd.text, ztd.cuneicode, and more -- that is used across many industries and academic disciplines. They are currently working towards earning their own nickname, climbing the academic ladder while spending as much time as possible contributing to C and C++ standardization and development. Their newest and biggest project is Unicode for C and C++. They very much love dogs and hopes to have their own in a few years or so. They also like TWRP's "Feels Pretty Good" from the album Together Through Time, and "Truth" from T-SQUARE's album TRUTH.

Miriah Peterson

Lead Engineer at Soypete Tech

Miriah Peterson

Lead Engineer at Soypete Tech
About Miriah Peterson

Miriah earned her bachelor's degree in physics from Brigham Young University in 2017, laying a strong foundation for her multifaceted contributions to the field. As a seasoned engineer with 6 years of expertise, her professional journey includes crafting videos, tutorials, and courses, and showcasing her mastery in Go and Data Engineering. As a dynamic speaker and Google Developer Expert in Go, Miriah has delivered talks on Go, Machine Learning, and Data Engineering. As a board member of Forge Foundation Inc. and an organizer of the GoWest Conference, Utah Data Engineering, and Machine Learning Utah meetups, she actively shapes her local tech community.

David Malinge

Senior Staff Software Engineer at ShareChat

David Malinge

Senior Staff Software Engineer at ShareChat
About David Malinge

David Malinge is a Senior Staff Software Engineer at ShareChat.

Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent

Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent
About Liz Rice

Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium cloud-native networking, security, and observability project. She was Chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee in 2019-2022, and Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O'Reilly. She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, competing in virtual races on Zwift, and making music under the pseudonym Insider Nine.

Yichen Wei

Senior Software Engineer at Disney

Yichen Wei

Senior Software Engineer at Disney
About Yichen Wei

Distributed computing and storage engineer for HPC, microservices and ML/Data platforms for many years. Evangelist of type-driven development and category theory for developers.

Byron Wasti

Founder & CEO

Byron Wasti

Founder & CEO
About Byron Wasti

Professional developer turned founder to work full-time on Open Source technology. Developing tooling for load testing and performance analysis, inspired by work in industry and a deep passion for distributed systems, reliability, and 6 years of professional Rust experience.

Rohan Desai

Co-Founder of Responsive

Rohan Desai

Co-Founder of Responsive
About Rohan Desai

Rohan has been working in the software infrastructure space for over 10 years. Most recently he was at Confluent, where he led the team building the cloud platform underpinning KSQL.

Michael Stonebraker MIT

Professor at MIT

Michael Stonebraker MIT

Professor at MIT
About Michael Stonebraker MIT

Dr. Stonebraker has been a pioneer of data base research and technology for more than forty years. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, and the object- relational DBMS, POSTGRES. These prototypes were developed at the University of California at Berkeley where Stonebraker was a Professor of Computer Science for twenty five years. More recently at M.I.T. he was a co-architect of the Aurora/Borealis stream processing engine, the C-Store column-oriented DBMS, the H-Store transaction processing engine, the SciDB array DBMS, and the Data Tamer data curation system. Presently he serves as Chief Technology Officer of Paradigm4 and Tamr, Inc. Professor Stonebraker was awarded the ACM System Software Award in 1992 for his work on INGRES. Additionally, he was awarded the first annual SIGMOD Innovation award in 1994, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997. He was awarded the IEEE John Von Neumann award in 2005 and the 2014 Turing Award, and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at M.I.T, where he is co-director of the Intel Science and Technology Center focused on big data.

Adam Sunderland

Lead Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Zoo

Adam Sunderland

Lead Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Zoo
About Adam Sunderland

I've worked on infrastructure and systems across clouds but frequently with Kubernetes. I really enjoy figuring out weird bugs that span across systems and making things fast.

Avit Kivity, ScyllaDB | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Avi Kivity

CTO and Co-Founder of ScyllaDB
Avi Kivity

Avi Kivity

CTO and Co-Founder of ScyllaDB
About Avi Kivity

Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012. Avi is now CTO of ScyllaDB, a company that seeks to bring the same kind of innovation to the public cloud space.

Amos Wenger

Creator of Faster Than Lime

Amos Wenger

Creator of Faster Than Lime
About Amos Wenger

I write (and shoot) deep dives about Rust, performance, operating system stuff, videography, and whatever else I feel my wonderful patrons & sponsors will like learning about. I'm extremely lucky to do this full time for now.

Carl Lerche, AWS | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Carl Lerche

Principal Engineer at AWS

Carl Lerche

Principal Engineer at AWS
About Carl Lerche

Carl Lerche is a Principal Engineer at AWS. He is best known for his open source Rust libraries, primarily Tokio, the asynchronous I/O runtime for Rust.

Andy Pavlo, Carnegie Mellon University | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Andy Pavlo

Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Andy Pavlo

Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Dominik Tornow

Founder & CEO at Resonate HQ

Dominik Tornow

Founder & CEO at Resonate HQ
About Dominik Tornow

Dominik Tornow is the Founder & CEO at Resonate HQ.

Kerry Osborne

Google Database Black Belt Team Lead at Google

Kerry Osborne

Google Database Black Belt Team Lead at Google
About Kerry Osborne

Kerry Osborne is a database performance specialist. He is a founder of Enkitec; an expert model Oracle-focused consulting company that was acquired by Accenture in 2014 (now the Accenture Enkitec Group). He is also a founder of Gluent, a software company which provided transparent connections between many analytic engines (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, Snowflake, BigQuery, Redshift, Hadoop, Synapse, …) Gluent’s IP was acquired by Google in 2022 and the team joined Google to form a specialized group of databases experts (Database Black Belts) that focus on helping enterprise customers and improving Google’s database products by infusing Gluent IP. Kerry has co-authored two performance focused books, Pro Oracle SQL and Expert Oracle Exadata.

Ashley Williams, Axodotdev | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Ashley Williams

Founder & CEO of Axodotdev

Ashley Williams

Founder & CEO of Axodotdev
Aleksei Kladov, TigerBeetle | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Aleksei Kladov

Staff Software Engineer at TigerBeetle

Aleksei Kladov

Staff Software Engineer at TigerBeetle
About Aleksei Kladov

Aleksei is a staff software engineer at TigerBeetle. Before that, Aleksei worked on IDE support for the Rust programming language, but TigerBeetle's deterministic, non-allocating Zig codebase proved too hard to resist.

Dor Laor, ScyllaDB | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Dor Laor

CEO of ScyllaDB
Dor Laor

Dor Laor

CEO of ScyllaDB
About Dor Laor

Dor Laor is the CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years. Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a Phd in snowboarding.

Sonia Kolasinska Low Latency Gal | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Sonia Kolasinska

Low Latency Gal

Sonia Kolasinska

Low Latency Gal

Ash Vardanian

Founder of Unum Cloud

Ash Vardanian

Founder of Unum Cloud
About Ash Vardanian

Ash Vardanian is a seasoned researcher in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with an astrophysical background. With a keen interest in High-Performance Computing, Ash has developed and maintained numerous Open-Source tools tailored for large-scale data processing, mostly focusing on GPU & SIMD-accelerated Vector and Full-Text Search.

Bryan Cantrill, Oxide | P99 CONF Event 2024 Speaker

Bryan Cantrill

CTO of Oxide Computer Company
Bryan Cantrill

Bryan Cantrill

CTO of Oxide Computer Company
About Bryan Cantrill

Bryan Cantrill is a software engineer who has spent a quarter of a century at the hardware/software interface. He is the co-founder and CTO of Oxide Computer Company, which is endeavoring to build a rack-scale computer for the post-cloud era. Prior to Oxide he spent nearly a decade at Joyent, a cloud computing pioneer; prior to Joyent, he spent fourteen years at Sun Microsystems, a now-defunct computer company that Bryan's nine-year-old daughter apparently thought was a brewery.

Chris Riccomini

Creator of Materialized View

Chris Riccomini

Creator of Materialized View
About Chris Riccomini

Chris Riccomini is a software engineer, startup investor, and advisor, and author with more than 15 years of experience at major tech companies such as PayPal, LinkedIn, and WePay. He has been involved in open source throughout his career and is the author of Apache Samza. He's co-author of The Missing README: A Guide for the New Software Engineer, and writes Materialized View, a weekly infrastructure newsletter.

Pekka Enberg

Founder & CTO at Turso

Pekka Enberg

Founder & CTO at Turso
About Pekka Enberg

Pekka Enberg is the Founder & CTO at Turso.

Adam Chalmers

Systems Engineer at Zoo

Adam Chalmers

Systems Engineer at Zoo
About Adam Chalmers

I started learning Rust for fun in 2017. I've now worked full-time with Rust for five years at Cloudflare and KittyCAD, writing high-performance and high-availability API servers and internet proxies.

Luc Lenôtre

Site Reliability Engineer at Clever Cloud

Luc Lenôtre

Site Reliability Engineer at Clever Cloud
About Luc Lenôtre

Creator of Maestro, a Unix-like kernel written in Rust aiming to be compatible-enough with Linux to cover most use cases.

Cary Millsap

Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle Database

Cary Millsap

Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle Database
About Cary Millsap

Cary Millsap spent the 1990s learning a lifetime’s worth of lessons about software performance as a consultant for Oracle Corporation. In his ten years at Oracle, he personally helped over a hundred customers, and he created an elite 85-person team who have helped hundreds more. He left Oracle in 1999 to grow his family, and he has been an entrepreneur ever since. Cary has educated thousands of professionals through his commitment to writing, teaching, and speaking at public events. His books “Tracing Oracle” and “Mastering Oracle Trace Data” help professionals optimize any Oracle-based application. His newest book, “How to Make Things Faster: Lessons in Performance from Technology and Everyday Life,” is for anybody who is curious about performance and how to improve it.

Glauber Costa

Founder & CEO of Turso
Glauber Costa

Glauber Costa

Founder & CEO of Turso
About Glauber Costa

Glauber is a veteran low-level engineer with a strong focus on performance and resource management. He has worked with a variety of subsystems in the Linux Kernel, most notably the KVM Hypervisor and the cgroups resource management infrastructure that created the foundations of the containers revolution. Glauber had spent many years with ScyllaDB working with both business and technical issues, specializing in storage I/O and automated resource controlling. Currently he is the Founder & CEO of Turso, where he authored the Glommio asynchronous framework for Rust.

Brian Sletten

President at Bosatsu Consulting, Inc.
Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

President at Bosatsu Consulting, Inc.
About Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. He is the author of the O’Reilly Media book, “WebAssembly: The Definitive Guide.” His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality, and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting, and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, a devoted foodie, and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.

Ivan Burmistrov

Principal Software Engineer at ShareChat

Ivan Burmistrov

Principal Software Engineer at ShareChat
About Ivan Burmistrov

Ivan is an experienced Software Engineer, ex-Facebook, ex-ScyllaDB, passionate about performance problems in distributed systems. He is leading the effort to build a world-class Feature Engineering framework at ShareChat.

Tanel Poder

Performance Nerd at PoderC Consulting

Tanel Poder

Performance Nerd at PoderC Consulting
About Tanel Poder

Tanel Poder is a long-time computer performance geek, working on various complex systems like (Oracle) database clusters, modern Big Data & cloud technologies and anything running on Linux/Unix. He has built and fixed enterprise data systems all around the world, this has also resulted in building a few small-but-very-fun tech companies around better tools and methods. He has two patents in data virtualization space and has realized that this is enough. In addition to his R&D, he occasionally delivers consulting, advisory and training to companies and talks about performance & troubleshooting both at public conferences and his video channels available at his website.

Cristian Velazquez

Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Uber

Cristian Velazquez

Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Uber
About Cristian Velazquez

Cristian Velazquez is a Staff Site Reliability Engineer on the Maps Production Engineering team at Uber. He works on multiple efficiency initiatives across multiple organizations. He leads the GC tuning efforts across the company.

Gunnar Morling

Principal Software Engineer at Decodable
Gunnar Morling

Gunnar Morling

Principal Software Engineer at Decodable
About Gunnar Morling

Gunnar Morling is a software engineer and open-source enthusiast by heart. He is leading the Debezium project, a platform for change data capture (CDC). He is a Java Champion, the spec lead for Bean Validation 2.0 (JSR 380) and has founded multiple open source projects such as Deptective and MapStruct. Prior to joining Red Hat, Gunnar worked on a wide range of Java EE projects in the logistics and retail industries. He's based in Hamburg, Germany.

Schedule

Wednesday, October 23

8:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Time
16:00 – 20:00 UTC

Thursday, October 24

8:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Time
16:00 – 20:00 UTC

Join us for two half days of keynotes, technical deep dives, and lively conversations on all things P99.

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