Speaker topics include all aspects of development anttd support of high-load and complex systems such as: design, algorithms, development, testing, architectures, databases and storage systems, devops and operation, system administration, hardware, infrastructure, and management. All through the lens of large projects with heavy loads like: hundreds of thousands of users, tens of millions of hits, dozens of gigabytes of data, and terabytes of traffic.
This year the conference program will be supplemented with current trends: IoT, big data and machine learning, neural networks, enterprise systems, as well as front-end and mobile app performance.
The program was designed by the developer community, representatives of large companies from Runet and around the world, and by tech developers and community activists. The selection of lectures is multi-layered and complex — the Program Committee selects the best lectures from the received applications unanimously according to several criteria.
The Program Committee includes Igor Sysoev (Nginx web server developer), Alexey Rybak (Badoo director of service development), Alexander Gorniy (CIO Mail.Ru), Nikolay Samoxvalov (PostgreSQL representative), Konstantin Osipov (developer of DBMS Tarantool) and many others who are well-known in Russia, as well as less well-known experts from abroad.
At the conference we cover all present-day valued topics for present and future high performance system developers.
New section dedicated to optimization of big quantities of data and machine learning.
Sections devoted to specific technologies and developments. Each year, these sections vary. In the last few years, they were:
High performance systems do not require any specific measures of security. However in case of an attack, due to security system failure, the damage can be massive.
Which databases are used in high performance engines and how? How large amounts of information are stored and managed? In the speakers section - database developers.
Process organization for testing and their value in the production of high performance systems:
There is a whole lot of devices that make high performance systems easier to compose. We tend to study advanced hardware technology, hybrid devices and modern processors.
It is a new experimental section, which is aiming to cover all the interactions between client and server based technologies, or sometimes completely on the client side. Many large-scale modern projects are running a whole programmed system with its own architecture, services and layers of abstractions in their browsers.
To this section we are adding lectures (primarily focused on information and training) on all the technologies and even ideas that are on the frontier of science and technology. In other years, this section included lectures on drones, electric bicycles, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, etc.
Infrastructure, protocols, measurement, use of traditional technologies in IoT.
More than 50% of the traffic on modern sites is mobile-based. But a mobile app works in compressed terms — it doesn't have a lot of memory, not much CPU time, and most importantly, not enough battery life. How can you write effective mobile apps? How can you write fast and efficient mobile apps? This is what our new section is all about.
Efficiency of enterprise systems; approaches to efficiency in enterprise projects. Web-scale IT, use of web technologies and methods for solving IT tasks typical to manufacturing companies.
Import substitution isn't just about the replacement of foreign developments with Russian ones, but also changing the way larges systems are approached due to the extensive use of open source technologies and horizontal scaling.
The topic of import substitution is especially relevant for the Russian IT market because of the sanction activities of the EU and the United States.
We are pleased to invite foreign speakers to come and speak at the conference and to present their developments and experience to a Russian audience. Every year, up to a quarter of our speakers are some of the best from around the world. We've already had representatives from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Microsoft, Percona, Etsy, Booking.com, Twitter, Dropbox, and many others speak at the conference.
We are not limited to just Western companies — in 2015, the first Chinese-speaking presenter in Russia spoke about the use of MySQL at Alibaba. In one track you can meet representatives of media giants from different sides of the world — BBC and Al Jazeera.
We are very interested in the hot speeches by community representatives, open source project contributors, technology developers, database developers, and developers of any large projects, including non-web-based projects.
Our audience is interested in the newest developments in the field of artificial intelligence, neural networks, the use of big data, smart homes and cities, and more. In general, HighLoad++ participants make up the most advanced audience in Russian and countries of the former Soviet Union.
If so, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
You may sent multiple applications. The Program Committee will select the one that best fits this year's program. All applications must be submitted before October 1st. Those approved by the Program Committee will be announced on October 10th.
You may prepare your speech in either English or Chinese; we will provide simultaneous interpreting for our listeners.
For foreign speakers, we will fully bear the cost of hotel accommodation, airfare, and Russian visa registration.
Russian engineers have preserved the high qualification inherited by us from the Soviet Union. They used to build rockets but now their accomplishments include Yandex (4th in the world among search engines, Mail.Ru (a mail service with 100 million active users), VKontakte (250 million registered users), Telegram (100 million users), and Badoo (more than 300 million accounts).
Our programmers have taken part in many international open source projects and work as database and web server developers. One of the most striking examples is the web server Nginx, which holds second place in the use of active web sites (after Apache, of course:).
We adhere to the standard rules outlined in the Code of Conduct.
The complete version can be found at http://confcodeofconduct.com/
You may have heard about harassment of members of the LGBT community in Russia. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths, exaggerations, and outright propaganda surrounding this subject. The conference's lawyers studied this issue thoroughly and we would like to clearly and accurately present you their findings.
This issue is regulated by the Federal Law "On the protection of children from information that is harmful to their health and development" and separate legislative acts of the Russian Federation for protecting children from information that promotes denial of traditional family values.
The laws prohibit propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors that is expressed in the dissemination of information, directed at the development in minors of non-traditional sexual arrangements, attractiveness of non-traditional sexual relationships, distorted presentation on the social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional relationships, or the imposition of information on non-traditional sexual relationships which causes interest in such relationships.
These laws in no way forbid anyone from being a member of the LGBT community! There are many members of the LGBT community among our speakers and participants and nobody is imposing an unacceptable way of life on them. As there are no minors at our conferences and the theme of the conference is of a purely technical nature, we cannot imagine a situation where the law on the "ban of information promoting denial of traditional family values" could apply.
We want to talk with speakers in one language, so we don't expect evangelists who talk about how you company or technology is cool. We expect developers of this technology or architects of your project from whom we can learn a lot. We don't care that you have 20,000 servers, but we would love to know how you deal with them in your operations. We are not interested to know that you have 20 million visitors, but we are very curious as to which architectural solution allows you to withstand such a load.
We even recommend placing engineers (and not just salespeople) at company stands.
By the way, as part of the conference there will be a technological exhibition where many of Russia's service providers, large companies, and technologies will be presented. At various points in time, our exhibitions have hosted the work of Microsoft, Percona, Google, Badoo, Zabbix, and many international companies and communities.
To receive a commercial offer to participate in the exhibition, please write a letter and tell us about your proposition at email@example.com.
The campus of the Skolkovo business school, where HighLoad++ 2016 will be held, is a unique architectural subject based on the "Suprematism" painting style of the famous Russian avant-garde artist, Kazimir Malevich. To bring the concept to life, British master architect David Adjaye was chosen for the job.
Based on the particularities of the Russian climate, Adjaye rejected the traditional university campus, opting instead to create a practically enclosed city complete with its own auditoriums, media centers, cafes, streets, and squares. All this is located inside a disc base, which is where the administrative and housing blocks are based.
The campus was recognized as one of the most beautiful university buildings in the world. It represents a symbiosis of culture while also reflecting the futuristic character of the school.