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Panel: Microservices - Are they still worth it?

Lots of us have moved away from monolithic architectures and embraced microservices but do we see the bang for the buck? Is the impact they are having a positive one or negative one? Is there an alternative middle ground? Have we learnt how to wrangle all the operational complexity inherent with large distributed systems?  

Our panel have moved from the monolith to microservices and in some cases back again. They have strong opinions on monorepos, on operating distributed systems and on the best way to structure your organisation to make a success of this architecture.


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Luke Blaney

Principal Engineer Operations and Reliability Programme @FT

Luke has worked for the Financial Times since 2012 as a Developer and then Platform Architect. Now a Principal Engineer on their Reliability Engineering team, tasked with improving operational resilience and reducing duplication of tech effort across the company.

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Alexandra Noonan

Software Engineer @segment

Alexandra Noonan is a backend engineer who spends most of her time building reliable, scalable systems. She's been at working at Segment for the past 4 years, focused distributed systems and scaling the core data pipeline.

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Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant and co-author of Team Topologies

Manuel Pais is an independent IT organizational consultant and trainer, focused on team interactions, delivery practices, and accelerating flow. Manuel is co-author of the book "Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow" (IT Revolution Press, 2019). He...

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Matt Heath

Senior Staff Engineer @Monzo

Matt Heath is an engineer at Monzo, a new kind of digital bank, where he works on Monzo's microservice platform and payment services. Having previously worked as the Technical Lead of Hailo's global platform, Matt has an unhealthy obsession for scaling fault tolerant, high volume,...

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