Infra Lightning Talks & Pie

Do you get excited about databases? Pie? Capacity planning? Distributed systems? Building systems that need to somehow stay working even through the network isn't reliable?

We love learning about how to build infrastructure, so we're hosting another delightful evening of talks! Ines Sombra will talk about her experience with capacity planning (how many computers do you really need to run your site?), Kiran Bhattaram will tell us spooky stories about her cursed operating systems textbook (when she read the chapter about kernel data structures, we started having kernel memory leaks!), and Maggie Zhou will talk about building tools for large scale codebase refactoring at Etsy.

Come hang out, talk to people about what surprising things you have learned about systems recently (what's working amazingly? what did you expect to be fine but was reeeeally not fine?), hear talks from interesting folks, and eat pie!

Kiran Bhattaram

Kiran is a software engineer at Stripe. At work, she's thinks a lot about distributed systems fallacies ( and how we can observe what our software is doing. A normal day working with Kiran involves really useful conversations about how to operate distributed systems and learning that she made that awesome space dress she's wearing herself.

Maggie Zhou

Maggie Zhou is an infrastructure engineer at Etsy. She cofounded !!Con, a conference about the joy, excitement, and surprise of programming.

Ines Sombra

Ines is an Engineer at Fastly, where she spends her time helping the Web go faster. Ines holds an M.S. in Computology with an emphasis on Cheesy 80's Rock Ballads. She has a fondness for steak, fernet, and a pug named Gordo. In a previous life she was a Data Engineer.

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