Kevin Scaldeferri

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Kevin Scaldeferri

New Relic

Biography

Kevin Scaldeferri is a software developer specializing in scalable, high-performance server applications. He spent several years at Yahoo building ad serving systems, and at Gilt Groupe, maintaining the core e-commerce and order processing components, as well as development tools, infrastructure, and architecture. He currently works on distributed data storage and query engines at New Relic.

He has spoken at OSCON, Open Source Bridge, Lambda Jam, CUFP, YAPC, several user groups, and given internal tech talks on a variety of topics such as “How to Serve a Billion Requests a Day with Perl”, “Beautiful Concurrency with Erlang”, SBT, Continuous Deployment strategies, and more.

Open Source Bridge 2016

Sessions for this user

* Monoids, and Sketches, and CRDTs, oh my!

A (hopefully) accessible introduction to some of the key mathematical concepts that make distributed and streaming computation possible.
Theory
Kevin Scaldeferri

* Overdoing Microservices: how small is too small?

All the cool kids are doing it, but is it possible to have too much of a good thing? I'll present some thoughts about things you can actually measure to decide if you've gone off the deep end with microservices.
Practice
Kevin Scaldeferri

Proposals for this user

* Why you ought to have 100% test coverage

Many people say that achieving and maintaining 100% test coverage is too hard, too time consuming, or too fragile. But I'll argue that whether you consider yourself a craftsman or an engineer, you shouldn't accept anything less.
Practice 2016-04-21 01:51:52 +0000
Kevin Scaldeferri

Open Source Bridge 2015

Proposals for this user

* Continuous Delivery and Large Microservice Architectures: Reflections on Ioncannon

Continuous delivery of a monolith is easy, just automate, automate, automate! But what challenges will you run into applying the same ideas to 300 microservices? Come and find out!
Cooking 2015-02-02 21:50:29 +0000
Kevin Scaldeferri

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this user

* Innovating Faster with a Micro-Service Architecture using SBT, Continuous Delivery, and LXC

A case study of the tools and techniques used at Gilt Groupe to develop and deploy a system composed of over 200 micro-services.
Cooking
Kevin Scaldeferri

Open Source Bridge 2011

Proposals for this user

* Booze and Tech

A lighthearted look at how technology can help you get your drink on, and why this actually matters
Culture 2011-03-16 04:32:42 +0000
Kevin Scaldeferri