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React brings together a small but highly influential group of reactive pioneers and developers to explore, discuss and teach the fundamental principles of reactive design.
Rather than a mixed bag of loosely connected talks, React aims to provide a carefully crafted, coherent journey through the reactive programming stack, trait by trait, UI to database. To this end, we have invited some of the greatest thinkers and speakers in this area to share their hard-earned wisdom.
React San Francisco is the follow on event to the inaugural and highly successful React Conference held in London, April 2014. We will pick up where React London left off by bringing fresh perspective and insight in reactive thinking.
If you are in any way interested or involved with building scalable, responsive and resilient systems then React is the event for you.
Martin is a high-performance and low-latency specialist, with experience gained over two decades working on the bleeding edge of large transactional and big-data systems. He believes in Mechanical Sympathy, i.e. applying an understanding of the hardware to the creation of software as being fundamental to delivering elegant high-performance solutions. The Disruptor framework is just one example of what his mechanical sympathy has created.
Martin was the co-founder and CTO of LMAX. He blogs at mechanical-sympathy.blogspot.com, and can be found giving training courses on performance and concurrency when he is not cutting code to make systems better.
Leslie Lamport’s is a pioneering computer sciencist best known for his seminal work in distributed systems and concurrent algorithms. His ideas can be found at the core of everything from multi-processor technology such as very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) semiconductors through to multi-computer networks such as the Internet.
Leslie has authored or co-authored nearly 150 publications on concurrent and distributed computing and their applications. One of his most notable papers, “Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System,” ranks as one of the most important and influential papers in computer science.
He is a past recipient of the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing and the influential paper award at the Principles of Distributed Computing Conference. In 2013 he was the recipient of the Turing Award.
Dr. Lamport holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, as well as a masters and doctorate from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Since 2001 he has been Principle Researcher at the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Center.
Pat Helland has 36 years experience implementing databases, transaction systems, application platforms, replication systems, fault tolerance, and distributed systems.
During the 1980s, Pat was Chief Architect of the Tandem NonStop's TMF (Transaction Monitoring Facility), the transaction processing and recover engine behind NonStop SQL.
He started working at Microsoft in 1994 and drove the design and architecture for MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server), the N-tier transactional computing environment for Windows as well DTC, the Distributed Transaction Coordinator. A few years later, Pat led the development of SQL Service Broker, a high speed exactly once transactional messaging system.
From 2005 to early 2007, Pat worked at Amazon on the Product Catalog. In 2007, he returned to Microsoft working on a number of projects including adding indexing and affinitized placement of data into Cosmos, the massively parallel computation and storage engine behind Bing (Big Data). Cosmos supports exabytes of data running on hundreds of thousands of computers. He was one of the original architects for the realtime event driven transactional engine for Cosmos.
Since early 2012, Pat has worked at Salesforce.com on database management, storage, and data center issues.
Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine and runtime technologies for the past 25 years. His pet focus areas include system responsiveness and latency behavior. Gil is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide, and an official JavaOne Rock Star. He pioneered the Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4) that powers Azul's continuously reactive Java platforms. In past lives, he also designed and built operating systems, network switches, firewalls, and laser based mosquito interception systems.
Ben Christensen is on the Netflix Edge Engineering team responsible for fault tolerance, performance, architecture and scale while enabling millions of customers to access the Netflix experience across more than 1,000 different device types. Involved in open-source projects such as Hystrix (https://github.com/Netflix/Hystrix) and RxJava (https://github.com/Netflix/RxJava). Prior to Netflix, Ben was at Apple making iOS apps and media available on the iTunes store.
Dean Wampler is a consultant for Typesafe. He specializes in scalable, distributed, data-centric application development, "Big Data" or otherwise, applying Functional Programming principles with the Typesafe Reactive Platform, Hadoop, and other tools. Dean is a contributor to several open-source projects and the founder of the Chicago-Area Scala Enthusiasts. He is the co-author of "Programming Scala", the author of "Functional Programming for Java Developers", and the co-author of "Programming Hive", all from O'Reilly. He pontificates on twitter, @deanwampler.
Lee is a software consultant, developer and author with extensive experience in concurrent programming, composite applications and integration technologies. He has experience developing composite applications for the Financial Services sector from the Buy side, Sell side and Retail banking.
He specialises in building Trading applications in WPF and Rx, and currently is a consultant for Adaptive.
Lee is also the author of the 5-star rated book Introduction to Rx.
Matt has been involved with building reliable, scalable systems in both television and financial services, and has seen the similarities and differences in their approaches to reliability and functionality. He was introduced to the concepts of the reactive manifesto via Microsoft's Rx when building a single-dealer platform for an investment bank a number of years ago and hasn't looked back since.
The conference takes place in the wonderful Cobbs Comedy Club (915 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133).
You'll find the space relaxed, informal and totally conducive to conversation and learning.
Cobbs is a small venue, seating 300 people at most. This fits with our ethos of creating an informal learning environment in which attendees can interact and engage directly with the speakers.
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