Understanding the Cloud Native Storage Landscape

Speaker: Alex Chircop

In this talk we will cover cloud native storage technologies and how they fit in orchestrated workloads. We will be covering topics including block stores, fileystems, object stores, key-value stores and databases, amongst others. The different architectural approaches and designs will be compared in terms of key attributes like availability, scalability, performance, data consistency, durability, fault tolerance, ease of development...

IntelliJ Plugins – A must-have tool in your developer kit

Speaker: Balachandar Kolathur Mani

As developers, we always strive to write better code and various tools help us to do it. These tools protect us from common pitfalls and improve productivity. One such powerful, but least utilised tool is the IntelliJ plugin system. Android Studio is the most widely used IDE for Android developers. It is built on top of IntelliJ and provides full...

Hopper: Mobile & Web-friendly private transfers on Ethereum

Speaker: Olivier van den Biggelaar

This talk will explain how the Hopper mixer works. Hopper is an Open-Source Mixer for mobile and web-friendly private transfers on Ethereum. It allows the private transfer of value from one Ethereum account to another, via an iOS client. Users can deposit notes of 1 ETH into a mixer smart contract and withdraw them later to a different account by...

NOCUST-ZKP: A Provably Consistent 2nd-Layer Protocol

Speaker: Rami Khalil

This talk will be about NOCUST-ZKP, a variant of NOCUST that depends on recursively composable zkSNARKS for ensuring the consistency of data behind commitments. The talk will briefly review NOCUST, a novel 2nd-layer solution for micropayments, and then focus on the challenges behind augmenting it with zkSNARKS to increase the security and reliability of the system. Users in NOCUST can...

Coconut’s Technology Story 1.5 Years On, In a Nutshell

Speaker: Allistair Crossley

Coconut’s January 2018 MVP platform was built and managed by its CTO over the course of 7 months. This talk will be an honest trip down memory lane highlighting some of the hard (architecture, frameworks, ops, security) and interesting (Terraform, Ansible, Lambda serverless) technology and infrastructure choices that had to be made to get to market quickly but also reliably...