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Microservice - The First Decade

A decade ago, the term "microservices" was coined at a software architecture workshop. Since then, this architectural style was attracting a lot of interest in the tech industry leading to widespread adoption, but is still facing controversial discussions and pain points.

Microservices bring various benefits but come with a lot of complexities. On this track, we are going to share stories about microservices adoptions including pitfalls and discussing potential future trends of microservices.


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Session Microservices

Unwinding a Decade of Assumptions - Architecting New Experiences

Thursday May 20 / 06:10AM PDT

How are you thinking about legacy? As engineers, we look at systems or code that haven’t changed in years, and imagine what we would do today. However, we often neglect the hearts and minds behind them, and how those need to change too. The price of innovation is an evergreen race between...

Cole Turner

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Session Microservices

The Human Side of Airbnb’s Microservice Architecture

Thursday May 20 / 07:10AM PDT

The long journey of migrating your monolith to microservices is not only a technical challenge but also a shift in culture and the ways of working for your company. Scaling your tech stack is often motivated by the needs of an expanding engineering team and business. To move into the world of...

Jessica Tai

Engineering Manager of Homes Platform Infrastructure @Airbnb

Session Microservices

Minimizing Design Time Coupling in a Microservice Architecture

Thursday May 20 / 08:10AM PDT

Delivering large, complex software rapidly, frequently and reliably requires a loosely coupled organization. DevOps teams should rarely need to communicate and coordinate in order to get work done. Conway's law states that an organization and the architecture that it develops mirror one...

Chris Richardson

Creator of microservices.io; Author of Microservices patterns & Java Champion

PANEL DISCUSSION Microservices

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

Thursday May 20 / 09:10AM PDT

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...

Chris Richardson

Creator of microservices.io; Author of Microservices patterns & Java Champion

James Lewis

Software Architect and Director @ThoughtWorks

Katie Gamanji

Ecosystem Technical Advocate at Cloud Native Computing Foundation


Speakers from this track

Cole Turner

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Cole Turner is a senior software engineer at Netflix, focusing on user interfaces and experimentation. When he’s not doing that, he’s chasing how to improve developer ergonomics and productivity, and mentoring early career developers in engineering and career growth. You can catch him...

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Jessica Tai

Engineering Manager of Homes Platform Infrastructure @Airbnb

Previously a staff engineer on Airbnb’s Core Services infra team, Jessica has given multiple talks at QCon about the technical design and scaling challenges with the migration to service-oriented architecture. Now an engineering manager of the User and Foundation infrastructure teams, she...

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Chris Richardson

Creator of microservices.io; 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 CloudFoundry.com, 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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Track Date

Thursday May 20 / 06:00AM PDT

Topics

Microservices

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Track Host

Nicki Watt

CTO/CEO @OpenCredo

Nicki Watt currently serves as OpenCredo’s CTO/CEO, a pragmatic hands on software consultancy with specialisms in data engineering, ML & cloud native solutions. Her technical career has seen her wear many hats from Engineer, Systems & Technical Architects to Consultant and now...

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