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Charles Hearn

Alloy

Charles is the Co-Founder and CTO of Alloy, a platform for identity and risk decisions in the fintech industry. He has been leading engineering teams for the past seven years.

Talk abstract:

Engineering Resiliency: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love an Outage

Financial infrastructure requires highly fault-tolerant and highly-available systems to be effective. Vendor outages can create a bad user experience at best and a real roadblock for access to essential financial products at worst. Unfortunately, many of the systems and vendors we rely on every day are heaps of garbage - so how should we handle that? We’ll go over some methods for engineering away this complexity and hopefully learn how to sleep all the better at night.