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Microservices

Microservices are really beneficial if they're aligned with your business stream of value. When you're considering moving to microservices, make sure they're actually addressing the problems that you're having. Take a look at these presentations so you can assess what is the best move for you or your company.

Past Presentations

Microservices Lessons Learned From a Startup

When we started our - still ongoing - journey from monolith to microservices we had the idea of a straightforward transformation process in mind. But microservices are complex and the process is not straightforward at all - it's a path with failure and detours along the way. In this talk I would...

Susanne Kaiser Independent Tech Consultant
Monolith Decomposition Patterns

Patterns to help you incrementally migrate from a monolith to microservices. Big Bang rebuilds of systems are so 20th century. With our users expecting new functionality to be shipped more frequently than ever before, we no longer have the luxury of a complete system rebuild. In fact, a big bang...

Sam Newman Microservice, Cloud, CI/CD Expert
Microservices Panel

When thinking about a mciroservice 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...

Sam Newman Microservice, Cloud, CI/CD Expert
Guy Podjarny Co-founder @SnykSec, previously CTO @Akamai
Susanne Kaiser Independent Tech Consultant
Idit Levine Founder and CEO of solo.io & Creator of Squash
Mark Burgess CFEngine Creator & Software Engineer Focused on Distributed Information Infrastructure
Modern Banking in 1500 Microservices

Monzo runs over 1,500 microservices in production and that number continues to grow. Each has a single responsibility and well defined interfaces. It takes many, many distinct pieces of functionality to run a modern banking backend.  This talk will explain how we build, operate, observe and...

Matt Heath Senior Staff Engineer @Monzo
Suhail Patel Backend Engineer @Monzo
Microservices: API Re-platforming @Expedia

Expedia Affiliate Network is one of the business unit's that make up Expedia. Their APIs power the global travel industry and generate more than $5 billion a year in sales. They are currently in the process of rolling out a completely new API moving from an on-prem monolith to a cloud-based...

Mariano Albera VP/CTO, Expedia Affiliate Network
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...

Luke Blaney Principal Engineer Operations and Reliability Programme @FT
Alexandra Noonan Software Engineer @segment
Manuel Pais IT Organizational Consultant and co-author of Team Topologies
Matt Heath Senior Staff Engineer @Monzo

Interviews

Jonas Bonér Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka

From Microliths To Microsystems

QCon: Your original title had Microdisservices before you changed it to the current one. What did you mean by Microdisservices?

You will get Microdisservices when you approach microservices in a too simplistic way. When you do not go all in building systems with Microservices, bringing over too much preconceptions, patterns, tools and ways of thinking, learned from years building monoliths. It’s a good way to shoot yourself in the foot and get all the...

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Sarah Aerni Director, Data Science @Salesforce Einstein

Models in Minutes not Months: AI as Microservices

I cannot go to any Data Conference and not hear about the Einstein Platform. Why?

Salesforce is democratizing AI with Einstein. Any company and any business user should be able to use AI, regardless of size.

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Colin Breck Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla

What Lies Between: The Challenge of Operationalising Microservices

What is the work you’re doing today?

I build and operate software platforms for monitoring, aggregating, optimizing, and controlling renewable-energy assets, including energy production, battery storage, grid services, and electric-vehicle charging. These platforms leverage microservices and reactive-systems principles. I am most focused on mentoring and growing teams,...

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