Northern Virginia Software Symposium

November 1 - 3, 2019

Designing for Resilience and Scale

Sunday - Nov 3 2:15 PM

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

Why talk about resilience when thinking of scale? It turns out all the effort we put in to achieve great performance may be lost if we're not careful with failures. Failure is not only about unavailability of parts of an application to some users, it may result in overall poor performance for everyone else as well.

In this presentation we will discuss ways to attain scale and discuss how to preserve those efforts by dealing with failures properly.

About Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at You can reach him by email at or on twitter at @venkat_s.