Title: Building a Python service stack
Abstract: Two years ago at Yelp we broke out our first service from our monolithic Python web application. Since then we have created over twenty more production services. In this presentation, I talk about this journey, and in particular, how we have evolved our Python service stack to deal with the challenges that we have encountered in an increasingly distributed production environment.
Speaker Bio: John Billings is Technical Lead of Search Infrastructure at Yelp. He loves building scalable backend systems and enjoys uninterrupted sleep. Prior to this, he received his PhD from the University of Cambridge by building compilers for Internet routing protocols.
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7:10p - Lightning Talks
7:30p - Featured Talk: Building a Python service stack
8:00p - Q & A
8:15p - Second Talk: Brian Wickman talks Twitter's Python distribution format - What is a PEX and why do I care?
8:30p - Second Q & A and more mingling
9:30p - Everybody out!
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