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The Slack Stack -

Building Slack in the cloud using

Open Source Software

Christopher Gwilliams, Solutions Architect at Aiven

How does a service like Slack handle billions of messages, users, and calls without slowing down (much)? What the hell is an Event-Driven Architecture? How can it scale? In this talk, Chris built a Slack-like app, from scratch, in the Cloud that transforms from a hobby project to a quarantine-proof production-ready application.

Chris is a quantified self maniac that turned his love of optimising data pipelines and open source into a job, somehow.

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