Microservice Patterns and Antipatterns: Lessons From the Trenches

Patterns for building, organizing, observing, and operating microservices in the real world. Learn from organizations that have been doing this for years.

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7 Ways To Fail at Microservices

Tuesday Nov 2 / 09:00AM PDT

We all know the promise of microservices - organizational, agility, decoupling, pizza lunches, autonomy, fewer meetings. Some organizations actually achieve this. Others … don’t.It turns out dividing an application up across multiple containers isn’t enough. Distributed is not...

Holly Cummins

Senior Technical Staff Member @IBM Garage


Airbnb at Scale

Tuesday Nov 2 / 10:00AM PDT

In 2018, Airbnb embarked on a high-stakes journey to transform our technology architecture from a monolithic Ruby app to a more scalable Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Three years on, we are in a good place to look back at what we have accomplished and reflect on where we are. In this talk,...

Selina Liu

Software Engineer @Airbnb


Managing Tech Debt in a Microservice Architecture

Tuesday Nov 2 / 11:00AM PDT

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...

Glenn Engstrand

Software Architect @rally_health


Microservices Panel

Tuesday Nov 2 / 12:00PM PDT

The session details will be updated soon.

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Dark Launching into the Meshy unknown

Tuesday Nov 2 / 01:00PM PDT

Abruptly changing your application to send all traffic through a mysterious "proxy sidecar"; what would possibly go wrong?! But they tell you if take this journey, you'll be rewarded with better security, observability, and traffic management! All you have to do is gamble on the...

Cody De Arkland

Principal Technical Marketing Engineer @LaunchDarkly

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Epsagon Sponsored Webinar

Tuesday Nov 2 / 02:00PM PDT

Details coming soon.

Track Host

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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