SCALE 20x venue

The death of hardware knowledge


As we have simplified technology, we have abstracted away details. As time has passed, the bulk of the interaction has moved to the simplified interactions. They became the preference due to speed, efficiency, and economics. Yet much is still constrained in the lower layers. We need the context to make informed decisions to make the right decisions, for our code is shaped by the environment it runs on.

We'll talk about:

  • The trend, and what to be mindful of as we continue to simplify technology.
  • The importance of the lower layers. Why things like "block storage", and dedicated data centers are never going away.
  • How we can shape the future by knowing our foundations.
  • Why even if you’re using a tool like kubernetes, you should care about the physical environment your cluster runs in.

And hopefully we'll find out how many people remember installing SIMMs.




Ballroom F
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30