Engineering the Future of Software
18-19 October 2016: Training
19-21 October 2016: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Rachel Laycock

Rachel Laycock
Market Technical Principal, ThoughtWorks

Website | @rachellaycock

Rachel Laycock is a market technical principal at ThoughtWorks in New York, where she has played the role of coach, trainer, technical lead, architect, and developer, coaching teams on Agile and continuous delivery technical practices. She is now a member of the Technical Advisory Board to the CTO, which regularly produces the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. Rachel has over 10 years of experience in systems development and has worked on a wide range of technologies and the integration of many disparate systems. She is fascinated by problem solving and has discovered that people problems are often more difficult to solve than software ones.


9:30–9:50 Thursday, 20/10/2016
Location: King's Suite
Rachel Laycock (ThoughtWorks), Cassandra Shum (ThoughtWorks)
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Rachel and Cassie will present a debate in which they take opposing sides on whether to implement services in a “micro” fashion. In a knockdown style, our discussion will feature the zings and gotchas to each side of the argument. The debate will ultimately leave attendees with a better understanding of the things to consider and practices to follow to decide if microservices are for them. Read more.