Virtual Event | October 19 + 20
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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.
Charity is an ops engineer and CTO at honeycomb.io. Before this she worked at Parse, Facebook, Linden Lab, etc. on operations and developer tools, and always seems to wind up running the databases. Co-author of O'Reilly's "Database Reliability Engineering". Loves free speech, free software and single malt scotch.
Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years and has been building Java technology-based products since 1995. Gil pioneered Azul’s Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4), Java Virtualization, Elastic Memory, and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry’s most scalable and robust Java platforms. Gil also represents Azul Systems on the JCP (Java Community Process) executive committee.
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.
Alex Hidalgo is the Principal Reliability Advocate at Nobl9 and author of “Implementing Service Level Objectives.” During his career he has developed a deep love for sustainable operations, proper observability, and using SLO data to drive discussions and make decisions. Alex’s previous jobs have included IT support, network security, restaurant work, t-shirt design, and hosting game shows at bars. When not sharing his passion for technology with others, you can find him scuba diving or watching college basketball. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner Jen and a rescue dog named Taco. Alex has a BA in philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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.
Alexey Ivanov is the Site Reliability Engineer at Dropbox. In his previous roles, he worked at LinkedIn and Yandex.
A software engineer (B.S. CS & SWE, Jul '15), a writer, a teacher, a hackathon winner, with a polymorphic personality, born in Egypt, lived and worked in India, Turkey, and currently Canada.
Welcome to P99 CONF
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.
Peter Zaitsev is the co-founder and CEO of Percona, a provider of open-source enterprise-class MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB and PostgreSQL software, solutions, and services. Co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, and the ebook Practical MySQL Performance Optimization, Zaitsev blogs regularly on the Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences worldwide. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children and enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.
Pavlo Stavytskyi is working on a mobile infrastructure at Lyft. Fan of Android, Kotlin language, and build systems such as Gradle and Bazel. Writing tech blogs. Doing Ph.D. in software engineering.
Oren Eini is the CEO of RavenDB, a NoSQL Distributed Database that's Fully Transactional (ACID) both across your database and throughout your database cluster. RavenDB Cloud is the Managed Cloud Service (DBaaS) for easy use. Oren Eini, aka Ayende Rahien, is a frequent blogger at ayende.com. He has over 20 years of experience in software development with a focus on the Microsoft and .NET ecosystem. Oren has been awarded Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional. He's an internationally acclaimed presenter appearing at DevTeach, JAOO, QCon, Oredev, NDC, Yow! and Progressive.NET conferences as well as authoring "Inside RavenDB", published by Hibernating Rhinos. He remains dedicated and focused on architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction development.
Max helped build the graph database category as a Neo4j employee for 8 years, then Neptune for another and now Relational.AI He is building RageDB because he is addicted and can't help himself. Someone please give this man an intervention.
Yuying (Yui) Song is a database performance engineer in PingCAP with 5 years of experience in database management, performance tuning and diagnosis tool design. Yui has deep insights not only in database but also customer demand, with expertise to transfer prospects to customers by highly effective solutions. Previously, Yui worked in Oracle Real-World Performance Team.
Piotr Sarna is a Principal Software Engineer at ScyllaDB, keen on open-source projects, C++ and Rust. Developed an open-source distributed file system and had a brief adventure with Linux kernel during an apprenticeship at Samsung Electronics. Graduated from University of Warsaw with MSc in Computer Science.
Matt Is currently the Co-founder and CTO of containIQ. He's passionate about Kubernetes, eBPF and the outdoors. Born and Raised outside of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, he's a huge 76'ers fan and hopes they can turn it around next year.
Mark is on startup #4, having previously worked on streaming video at Kealia; VM-aware flash data storage at Tintri; observability on the HashiCorp Vault team; and now API observability at Akita Software. His non-work interests include combinatorial games, generative systems, and gardening.
Marek Galovic is currently at Pinecone where he is building a distributed vector database. Before Pinecone, he spent his time working as a research assistant while getting his degree in artificial intelligence and also worked as a data scientist developing risk algorithms in the e-commerce space.
Marc is a Performance Engineer at Talawah Solutions, a cloud computing consultancy that has served clients across the globe. A generalist at heart, Marc has worn a number of hats over the years, ranging from Analyst to Architect. Most recently, he has been indulging his passion for performance engineering in his attempts to explore the limits of HTTP performance in the cloud.
Malte Ubl is Chief Architect at Vercel. Previously, he was a Principal Engineer responsible for Google Search Rendering and Engineering Director for Search on Laptops, Tablets, and Desktop. Malte has created frontend infrastructure for many Google web apps and the web at large, and he is a founder and curator of JSConf EU.
Leandro is a performance testing advocate with K6-Grafana helping everyone to ramp up on their performance practices. He has over 20 years of experience in IT and over 10 in the performance testing practice where he served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, Austria, etc. Author of the popular performance testing blog Señor Performo (www.srperf.com) where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers. He is the producer and host of the Spanish language version of the PerfBytes podcast and the Señor Performo learning YouTube channels. He is an international public speaker participating in multiple conferences, events and webinars, with keynotes, workshops and multiple talks on his belt. And last, author of "The Hitchhikers Guide To Load Testing Projects", a fun walkthrough that will guide you through the phases or levels of an IT load testing project.
Sabina graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering. She worked at JPMorgan Chase for 3 years building the tech infrastructure used by developers in the Corporate and Investment Bank division. She then joined a small group of Operation Developers at Hudson River Trading, where she now specializes in writing monitoring software.
Jeff is a staff software engineer on the platform team at theScore. He enjoys building tools and systems that help other developers build better software. In his free time, Jeff leads a double-life as a jazz double bassist.
Henrik is a Cloud Native Advocate at Dynatrace, the leading Observability platform. Prior to Dynatrace, Henrik has worked as a Partner Solution Evangelist at Neotys, delivering webinars, building protypes to enhance the capability of NeoLoad. He has been working in the performance world more than 15 years, delivering projects in all contexts including extremely large Cloud testing on the most demanding business areas such as trading applications, Video on Demand, sports websites, etc. Henrik Rexed Is Also one of the Organizer of the Conference named Performance Advisory Council.
Garrett Hamelin spent most of his career as a software engineer. With a passion for sharing what he has learned, he tried to learn anything he could get his hands on. Hamelin had the chance to develop applications for various industries such as fintech, digital resource management, social media, real estate, and many side projects. He is a father of 2, a huge soccer fan, and loves to be outside. He also enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, fishing, playing VR, and Ballroom Dance.
Filipe Oliveira is a Senior Performance Engineer at Redis Labs, working on both the enterprise and the open-source products as part of the CTO research group. Before Redis Labs, he worked both on a large scale retail company and as Grid and Distributed Computing Researcher recurring to advanced computing infrastructures listed in the TOP500 supercomputers list.
Dr. Felipe Huici is CEO and Co-Founder of Unikraft UG, a start-up dedicated to lightweight and open source virtualization technologies and to significantly lowering cloud infrastructure bills. In addition, Felipe is a chief researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, Germany where his main research and interests lie in the areas of high performance software systems, in particular virtualization, specialization and security. He has published in several top tier conferences such as SOSP, ASPLOS, OSDI, Eurosys, SIGCOMM, NSDI and CoNEXT. Finally, Felipe is one of the founders of the maintainers of the Linux Foundation Unikraft open source project.
Dmitrii Dolgov is a PostgreSQL contributor and Software Engineer.
Daniele Salvatore Albano started to code at the age of 9, almost after a decade of freelancing in the South of Italy decided to face new challenges working for different companies in different places and roles, Malta, North of Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland and now back to Switzerland working for Microsoft.
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.
Sidney Chen is a performance engineer at PingCAP, mainly responsible for building the infrastructure for TiDB performance testing. He focuses on performance tuning, observability and autonomous diagnosability.
What We Need to Unlearn about Persistent Storage
Pavel Emelyanov, principal engineer, ex Linux kernel hacker now speeding up row cache, tweaking IO scheduler and helping to pay back a tech debt for components innter-dependencies.
Brian Likosar (“liko” pronounced lick-OH, preferred pronouns he/him) is an open source geek with a passion for working at the intersection of people and technology. Throughout his career, he's been involved in open source - whether that was with Linux, Ansible, and OpenShift/Kubernetes while at Red Hat, Apache Kafka while at Confluent, or Apache Flink while at AWS. He’s based in the Chicago area and enjoys horror, sports, live music, and theme parks.
Blain Smith is a 10 year veteran working on backend services for AAA game studios and now focusing on networking software and distributed systems.
Armin Ronacher is a Principal Architect at Sentry and is the creator of the Flask web framework for Python. He has worked on various Open Source and commercial projects, largely on the backend for the last 10+ years. Prior to joining Sentry, he was a Consultant and a Systems Architect on the Fireline project at Fireteam, leading many Open Source projects like the Flask microframework for Python, the Jinja2 template engine and many more. He has been credited on Batman Arkham Asylum, Halo The Master Chief Collection, and other games. His field of expertise is in large scale backend infrastructure, networking and online services and API design.
Antón is a Principal Software Engineer focused on Data in motion. He has a passion for building high-throughput streaming systems and solving the challenges that come with them. He’s also a JUG organiser, blogger, podcaster and speaker.
Vlad Ilyushchenko is a dreamer and performance geek who is also a low-latency engineer with 20+ years of experience. Started to build QuestDB as a side project in 2014 to learn more about high-performance computing and co-founded QuestDB in 2019.
Avoiding Data Hotspots at Scale
Kostja has started his database career in 2002 working on one of the first distributed genome databases helping scientists glue together partial genome sequences. He was a long time contributor of MySQL, Tarantool, and now, with ScyllaDB, where he's working on lightweight transactions and Raft replication protocol.
Wednesday, October 19
8:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Time
16:00 – 20:00 UTC
Thursday, October 20
8:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Time
16:00 – 20:00 UTC
Follow us on Twitter @p99conf for the latest updates.
Full Agenda will be announced soon.
The terrific work by the @P99CONF crew has me wondering if virtual conferences might be the future: the platform fostered collaboration, the price was right (free!), and (best of all?) the videos are already out! Viz. my talk from this morning: https://t.co/qWKsqt43nq— Bryan Cantrill (@bcantrill) October 7, 2021
📺 The recording from my @P99CONF talk about continuous performance regression testing with #JfrUnit is up now!— Gunnar Morling 🌍 (@gunnarmorling) October 8, 2021
Shout-out to @PeterCorless and crew for organizing this excellent event, one of the best virtual conferences I've seen so far 💯!https://t.co/7sMOtbAFpq
There’s no other event like this — a conference for engineers by engineers, where we’ll share novel approaches for solving complex problems efficiently and at speed. Vendor and tool agnostic, this conference will be for a highly technical audience only. Your boss’s boss is not invited.