A Fintech Day in London: Rock & Revolutions

Here is a partial (in both senses) script of what I  took away from @JAX Finance in London last week. I went there as an ex-HFT infrastructure architect and more recently into multi-channel API streaming for Fintech UI developers (, so interested in Financial IT best practices in our new SaaS+Mobile+API-first world. The day started[…]


Motwin at QConLondon 2015 – Day #3

Day #3 Netflix built its own monitoring system – and why you probably shouldn’t – by Roy Rapoport This was the last keynote of QConLondon. The talk was divided into two parts: the first part dealt with the question « Should we build our own system (NIH (Not Invented Here) syndrome)? » while the second[…]


Motwin at QConLondon 2015 – Day #2

Day #2 (the D-Day, D for Docker) Cluster Management at Google – by John Wilkes Day #2 started with the keynote of John Wilkes, Principal Software Engineer, Technical Infrastructure, at Google. The theme was “Cluster Management at Google”. Google uses containers to deploy their applications (but not Dockers). Everything runs inside containers (VMs, applications like[…]

qcon-london at QConLondon 2015 – Day #1

It was fun and interesting QConLondon 2015 in a few figures: 2 days of tutorials 3 days of conferences 3 keynotes (1 per day) around 102 speakers 96 conferences around 2000 (?) attendees So, quite a big conference… Add to this a nice place (the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center near BigBen and Westminster Abbey), good food[…]