Marcus Boerger

Marcus Boerger

Born in Germany, I worked for Google for over a decade as a C++ Staff Software Engineer, Uber Tech Lead and Tech Lead Manager. I am recognized as a PHP language designer and avid Open Source contributor. I have presented more than 50 talks and workshops at international conferences such as Confoo. Having worked in Australia for a few years, I moved back to Zurich where skiing is just closer.

Sessions Montréal 2024

Deepdive into Snyk Code - symbolic & neural AI

Session en anglais - Intermédiaire

Symbolic techniques perform explainable predictions and the models are essentially immune to hallucinations. But, they require significant manual effort to scale (languages, frameworks, analysis & ruleset). Neural techniques are a promising new venture, however, their capabilities to discover bugs in code are limited by hallucinations and in the end are not significantly better than guessing. Let's combine them to overcome the shortcomings.

Hiring

Session en anglais - Intermédiaire

I have given over 250 interviews at Google and was deeply involved in hiring and promotions. In this talk, I will share some key insights about interviewing with software companies. I will explain what companies are looking for beyond core algorithmic knowledge and explain the merits of the illustrious system design interviews. I am also happy to share with managers and startup founders how to actually conduct and organize interviewing.