Engineering the Future of Software
November 13–14, 2016: Training
November 14–16, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Cassandra Shum

Cassandra Shum
Technical Director and Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

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Cassie Shum is the technical director and principal consultant for the east portfolio in North America at ThoughtWorks. A software engineer and architect, she’s spent the last nine years focusing on architectures including event-driven systems and microservices, a wide range of technologies with an emphasis on mobile and software delivery excellence, and she’s helped grow delivery practices and technical strategy and support the next generation of technologists. Some of her passions include advocating for women in technology and public speaking. She’s involved in promoting more female speakers in technology.


9:00am–12:30pm Monday, 11/14/2016
Microservices, pros and cons
Location: California West Level: Intermediate
Cassandra Shum (ThoughtWorks), Dan Lockman (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 13 ratings)
Having an architecture based on services offers many advantages (like scalability and technical flexibility), but it comes with upfront costs and complexity that few companies are in a position to pay. Cassandra Shum and Dan Lockman explore the prerequisites for moving into a microservices architecture and provide tips on how to achieve them via engaging exercises. Read more.
9:30am–9:50am Wednesday, 11/16/2016
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cassandra Shum (ThoughtWorks), Rachel Laycock (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 13 ratings)
In a knockdown debate, Rachel Laycock and Cassandra Shum take opposing sides on whether to implement services in a micro fashion and deliver zings and gotchas about the pros and cons of microservices, leaving you with a better understanding of considerations for choosing the best approach for your projects. Read more.