Ryan Sandor Richards

Front-to-back: Architecting your data reporting and visualization stack


7 Front to Back.mp4 from Neo (UK) on Vimeo.


I'm a full stack engineer with love of javascript and all things recursive. My current position is at Fastly, a next generation CDN, where I focus on the configuration front-end, real-time visualizations, and general historical statistics shenanigans.


With web applications tracking billions of data-points each day it is no wonder that data visualization is one of the most talked about subjects in the industry. A good solution can deliver valuable insights, but a bad one can waste everyone's time, from engineering to the end users.

In this talk we will explore how we tackled this problem at Fastly. From collection, storage and broadcast on the back end to subscription, querying, and display on the front.