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Panel: What Have We Learned Over the Last Decade of Microservices?

Our expert panel of Microservices practitioners will be looking at and examining what we as an industry have learned over the last decade or so building and delivering Microservices architectures. We will discuss what some of the common challenges are for newcomers to the space, and look at what worked and what didn’t. We will also explore what approaches, techniques and tools have managed to stand the test of time (or not), as well as gain some insight into future thoughts and trends in this space.


Chris Richardson

Creator of; Author of Microservices patterns & Java Champion

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris was also the founder of the original, an...

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James Lewis

Software Architect and Director @ThoughtWorks

James Lewis is a Software Architect and Director at ThoughtWorks based in the UK. He’s proud to have been a part of ThoughtWorks’ journey for fifteen years and it’s ongoing mission of delivering technical excellence for its clients and in amplifying positive social change for an...

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Katie Gamanji

Ecosystem Technical Advocate at Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Katie is the Ecosystem Technical Advocate at CNCF or Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Katie's focus within this role is to grow and lead the End User Community while bridging the gap with other ecosystem units, such as project maintainers, TOCs, and SIGs. In the past roles as a cloud...

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