RSocket is an open-source network protocol developed in collaboration with Netflix, Facebook, Pivotal and others that was designed to handle the challenges of communication in the cloud. In this session, Ryland will discuss how RSocket is being used to simplify the way enterprises build and operate cloud-native applications, dramatically reducing operational overhead and speeding development by allowing developers to focus on their product instead of their network infrastructure.
Ryland Degnan is a co-founder and CTO of Netifi, where he is working to lay the groundwork for the next generation of cloud-native applications. Prior to Netifi, he was a member of the Netflix Edge Platform team that created RSocket, Hystrix and RxJava. He has over 12 years of experience building scalable distributed systems at organizations like Netflix, Skydeck, and Cisco. Ryland holds an AB from Harvard University and an MSc from the University of Oxford.