Scale By The Bay

October 28-29, 2021

The 9th independent thoughtful software and data engineering Bay Area conference


About the event

Scale By the Bay is a developers' own conference. It is a community conference with the best Bay Area meetups and technologies powering the global leaders in data, operations, ML, and the art and craft of software engineering.

Since 2020, SBTB is produced by Konfy, an all-women tech company creating events with love, by developers, for developers.


functional programming
end-to-end data pipelines
cloud-native applications
AI/ML at scale
full-stack reactive systems
always community first!

Keynote speaker

Alyona Medelyan, Ph.D. is the CEO of Thematic. They use AI to analyze large volumes of unstructured feedback to help companies improve their services and products.

Alyona holds a PhD in Natural Language Processing. Her academic work was cited more than 2500 times. In 2016 she co-founded Thematic. Initially bootstrapped, the SaaS startup took part in YCombinator and raised VC funding. Thematic serves companies across many industries. Its customers include companies like LinkedIn, DoorDash, and ManpowerGroup.


Alyona Medelyan

CEO of Thematic

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Last year keynote speakers

SBTB runs for two days, with the expected thousands of attendees online. The two days are built around the three themes, covering

  • Thoughtful Software Engineering and Functional Programming

  • Reactive Systems, Microservices, and Cloud-Native Applications

  • Data Pipelines for Machine Learning and AI


Anima Anandkumar

Martin Odersky

Matei Zaharia


SBTB started as a conference of the Silicon Valley meetups.
Our members build the new world


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