Creating backend architectures is a more demanding task than ever, with many questions to answer, such as: how to build and operate services that are reliable and secure, scale to millions of users, and are maintainable too? How do you ensure data is always up-to-date and accessible with low latency? Which consistency models can be leveraged to achieve a good balance of performance and user experience? How to keep your systems observable, and how to establish governance and discovery for synchronous APIs as well as streaming services?
Come and join us for the “Building Modern Backends” track, where we are going to explore these and other related questions, helping you to build backends that spark joy for your users and your developers alike.
From this track
Eventual Consistency – Don’t Be Afraid!
Monday Mar 27 / 10:35AM BST
Distributed data-intensive systems are increasingly designed to be only eventually consistent.
Principal Tech Lead @SAPSignavio
The Commoditization of the Software Stack: How Application-first Cloud Services are Changing the Game
Monday Mar 27 / 11:50AM BST
The runtime boundaries between applications and the cloud are shifting from virtual machines to containers and functions. The integration boundaries are moving away from pure data access to one where the mechanical parts of the application are running within the cloud.
Product Manager @Diagrid
Unconference: Building Modern Backends
Monday Mar 27 / 01:40PM BST
What is an unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. Attendees come together, bringing their challenges and relying on the experience and know-how of their peers for solutions.
Global Delivery Lead @SoftEd, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods @InfoQ
Effective and Efficient Observability with OpenTelemetry
Monday Mar 27 / 02:55PM BST
Modern architectures require effective observability solutions to be able to monitor their health and understand how system changes affect operations distributed across multiple services.
Daniel Gomez Blanco
Principal Engineer @Skyscanner
Connecting the Dots: API Design in a Distributed World
Monday Mar 27 / 04:10PM BST
As we’ve gone from building monoliths to building microservices, the number of APIs we’ve got to manage has gone from just the database and front end, to at least one per service.
Adviser, Architect & Speaker About Interactive Technology, Startups & Event Driven Systems
What is Derived Data? (And do You Already Have Any?)
Monday Mar 27 / 05:25PM BST
There is a growing trend of databases specializing in derived data ingestion and serving. They complement more traditional “primary data” (or “source of truth”) systems.
Principal Staff Engineer @LinkedIn
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