Building Smarter Microservices with Scale-Oriented Architecture

John Sheehan (Runscope), Ryan Park (Runscope)
3:00pm–3:30pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Application architectures
Location: Salon 12/13/14/15
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)

Designing an architecture around microservices connected through HTTP APIs can help companies scale, from platform, product and people dimensions. Ryan Park (Principal Engineer, Runscope) and John Sheehan (CEO, Runscope) will share the lessons they’ve learned about developing, scaling and operating microservices. They’ll show how architectural choices like queues and proxies can help services stay robust and reliable. They will discuss deployment and automation strategies that will help you adapt to a rapidly changing infrastructure. Lastly, they’ll cover continuous integration and deployment techniques that have allowed us to ship code almost a hundred times a day.

John Sheehan


John is a Co-founder and CEO of Runscope and API fanatic. As an early employee at Twilio, John lead the developer evangelism program and worked as a Product Manager for Developer Experience. After Twilio, John was Platform Lead at IFTTT working with API providers to create new channels. John is also the creator of RestSharp, API Changelog, API Digest, API Jobs and co-host of Traffic and Weather, an API and cloud podcast.

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Ryan Park


Ryan leads infrastructure engineering at Runscope, an online service that helps developers as they work with APIs. Runscope helps you debug and test the APIs that you interact with — both public APIs like the Facebook and Twitter APIs, and internal APIs used inside your firewall. Learn more at

Ryan previously worked at Pinterest, where he led technical operations while the site became the fastest-growing social network in recent memory. Ryan has spoken about patterns for modern application design at recent conferences including Amazon Web Services re:Invent and PuppetConf.