As an Italian Java developer, Codemotion has always been one of the main tech conferences. And Milan is still the city that I occasionally call home, even after many years away. So I am very very excited to be back in October and be a speaker at Codemotion Milan 2019. I am looking forward to discuss a topic I am very passionated about, software development and territorial disputes
The talk will be in English, the abstract is below.
Hey, where is my country? Software development and territorial disputes
Many airlines were forced recently to change the name of Taiwan on their booking systems. Hotel chain website where banned in mainland China for labelling Tibet as an independent country. Ukrainian users were upset because Crimea was removed from the map of their land. “What is the capital of Israel?” is a question that has triggered different answers from voice virtual assistants. We will go on a virtual tour around the world to see how disputed territories or partially recognized states are handled by online services and understand the impacts and the challenges of geolocation services.
After talking on Friday at Codemotion in Milan, I will have the pleasure to be a speaker at the DevOps Heroes in Parma (#DOH19) next Saturday. Two talks in two days, two opportunities in Italy, two very different topics. See you there!
In just over a week, on Saturday the 28th, I will be talking about my experience as a remote worker at the Freelancer Bootcamp in Berlin. The topic of my presentation will be “10 Years of Lessons and Mistakes Learned from an Accidental Remote Worker”.
Happy to share the abstract and the slides of my talk about the the future of relational databases on the cloud at the Berlin DevOps meetup. A big thank you to Yair and Oliver for organizing the event!
Is serverless really the future of relational databases?
From AWS to Google Cloud, the major cloud providers offer different options to run a MySQL or a MySQL compatible database on the cloud. The new trend is serverless (relational) databases that offer both traditional interfaces and HTTP API access. Can serverless databases be the future? Is Amazon Aurora Serverless really serverless?
Cloud services enable you to increase or decrease the capacity of your deployment within minutes, but how can you scale a relational database automatically keeping predictable performance and costs under control?
You can read my post about auto-scaling RDS on the Funambol Tech Blog, walking the tight rope of cloud development.