Presentation: Everyday Efficiencies

Track: High-Performance Computing: Lessons from FinTech & AdTech

Location: Broadway Ballroom South, 6th fl.

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

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If we are lucky, we think of performance as an afterthought. Same with other “non-functional” requirements such as security, quality, scaling, etc. However, experience shows that it is easier, at least to a small degree, to think of these “anything but non-functional" requirements up front. This often leads to better designs, better systems, and simply cleaner solutions. This session will explore the everyday things that those with an eye to performance and efficiency do that can be leveraged by anyone to build better software faster.

Speaker: Todd Montgomery

High Performance Consultant and Previously NASA Researcher

Todd Montgomery is a networking hacker who has researched, designed, and built numerous protocols, messaging-oriented middleware systems, and real-time data systems, done research for NASA, contributed to the IETF and IEEE, and co-founded two startups. He currently works as an independent consultant on high performance systems and is active in several open source projects, including Agrona, Aeron, ReactiveSocket, and the FIX Simple Binary Encoding (SBE).

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