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User's Guide to the Disruptor

User's Guide to the Disruptor

Trisha Gee will present "User's Guide to the Disruptor". The Disruptor is an open source concurrent programming framework developed by LMAX, a financial exchange based in London. While it is currently fashionable to talk about using languages or frameworks to hide away concurrent programming, the Disruptor provides a way to do quite the opposite - to enable developers to think about how to parallelise their architecture in a straightforward and easy to code fashion. In this presentation, Trisha Gee from LMAX will use her infamous diagrams to demonstrate how to dissect a problem into pieces in such a way that you can identify which parts are can run in parallel and how to manage dependencies between them. She then shows how you can translate this into an implementation using the Disruptor.

This is another chance to see the session given at QCon London and premièred earlier this year at Skillsmatter.

Who should attend:

Suitable for all developers.


17:30: Doors Open
18:00: A series of lightning talks from members of the London Java Community
18:30: Main presentation - Trisha Gee will present
"User's Guide to the Disruptor"
20:00: Networking


Trisha is a developer at LMAX, the London Multi Asset eXchange. She's been working in financial markets for the last 5 years or so, but a fear of boredom and healthy amount of job-hopping before then has given her a wide breadth of experience, in a range of industries, over the 10+ years she's been a professional developer. Currently trying to get her head around low-latency, high performance coding whilst also keeping her fingers in the other pies LMAX has to offer, such as continuous delivery and agile. Trisha is heavily involved in the London Java Community and the Graduate Development Community, she believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again.

Please Note:

Tube: Only a short walk from King’s Cross, Euston Russell Square and Goodge Street stations.

Directions: Please use the entrance of the Roberts Building, Malet Place, just off Torrington Place to find the 'Malet Place Engineering Building 1.02'. There is a map you can use at the bottom of this webpage

Nearest coffee shop should you arrive early: Espresso Bar at The British Library, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB (less than 500m from UCL) -

For after event drinks: We'll be heading to the
‘Print Room Café’ located on the ground floor of the South Wing Building at UCL (couple of mins walk from main talk)

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  • Barry C.

    I know this talk was some time back now, but if anyone made it along to the Disruptor talk and was interested in the technology then please do reach out to me on [masked]. We are currently recruiting for senior core Java developers with a passion for finance, concurrency and high performance systems. You can reach me on [masked] if you would like more information. Hope to see you all in the new year.

    December 21, 2012

  • Stathis

    VERY interesting stuff from start to end.

    May 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very clear diagrams and explanations. Excellent talk and very glad I went to it. Found talk better than some of those I attended at ScalaDays. Will defo want to learn more about the Disrupter - not least as it sounds lik e a villian from Red Dwarf.

    May 1, 2012

  • Mike B.

    Refreshingly simple yet very powerful technology. Presented by Tricia in a way that was clear, approachable and entertaining. Tricia's car production line workflow analogy was great, as was the artwork, explains why my Mk1 Rust Rocket had such "distinctive" looks :-)

    May 1, 2012

  • Sanne

    The disruptort presentation was awesome. I had a couple of questions but didn't have to ask them as all answers were clear from the slides. Personally was hoping for more metrics and low level details but I guess this format was better for a mixed interests audience.

    May 1, 2012

  • Franklin N.

    Very useful. Lmax has just about tamed concurrency.

    May 1, 2012

  • Alessio

    Trisha knows how to make a presentation clear and interesting

    May 1, 2012

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    April 23, 2012

  • Anji C.

    If anyone would like to give any lightning talks at this event, let me know and I'll organise them. Thanks, Anji - [masked]

    April 19, 2012

  • Ricardo E.

    Excellent talk and product

    April 17, 2012

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