Glenn Engstrand

(He / him / his)

Software Architect @rally_health

Glenn Engstrand is a software architect in the part of Optum Digital that was Rally Health. Glenn's focus is working with engineers in order to deliver scalable, server side, 12 factor compliant application architectures. Glenn was a breakout speaker at Adobe's internal Advertising Cloud developer's conference in 2018 and 2017 and at the 2012 Lucene Revolution conference in Boston.

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Session

Managing Tech Debt in a Microservice Architecture

Every software company has to deal with tech debt, which slows down development. Ironically, it's usually difficult to get the support of the product managers who have a long list of high-profile features with tight deadlines to invest in paying down tech debt. What’s more, the problems of tech debt compound faster for companies that adopt a microservices architecture.  

In this presentation, I describe how Optum Digital (formerly Rally Health) engineering devised a method for reliably and predictably paying down tech debt for hundreds of Microservices. You will learn how to form relevant communities and identify the high-risk areas of tech debt. I describe how to compile the collective decisions of the communities into an actionable roadmap and present that roadmap to product managers in a non-confrontative yet effective manner. You will learn how to measure progress in paying down tech debt.

Date

Tuesday Nov 2 / 02:10PM EDT (40 minutes)

Track

Microservice Patterns and Antipatterns: Lessons From the Trenches

Topics

Technical DebtMicroservicesArchitectureDistributed SystemsCloud Native

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Present and Future of the Microservice Architecture

When thinking about a microservice architecture there is so much to consider! The topic is broad, and sometimes the expertise needed to understand parts of it are deep. This can make them a pretty daunting subject. Lucking, QCon is at hand!

In the final slot of the microservices track, we'll be bringing together Microservice experts to help give into the complexity. Hosted by Chris Richardson, our panelists include Glenn Engstrand, Hold Cummins, and Dave Farley. The four will be reflecting on topics raised throughout the day in the Microservices track. You won't want to miss it.

Date

Tuesday Nov 2 / 03:10PM EDT (40 minutes)

Track

Microservice Patterns and Antipatterns: Lessons From the Trenches

Topics

MicroservicesArchitectureDistributed SystemsCloud NativeScalabilityContinuous Deployment

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