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6 July 2018 St John's Hoxton, London, N1 6NP

Dizzy Smith

Digital Ocean

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Dave “Dizzy” Smith is the director of cloud engineering at DigitalOcean. A software industry veteran with over 19 years of experience, Dizzy has the rare ability to breath life into abstract and theoretical business concepts with practical software solutions.

He has a broad range of experience across real-time messaging systems, identity federation and authentication, and low-latency peer-to-peer data stores and has been an active contributor to many open source projects.

Talk: Spectre and Meltdown in the Cloud

Serverless hides a lot of details, but there has to be a server somewhere! So what happens when a cloud provider is faced with a vulnerability like the Spectre/Meltdown? This is the story of how we fixed these bugs and rebooted 20,000 computers -- and how a serverless world would have been better.

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