Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK

Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts gives you a chance to meet with expert O'Reilly Software Architecture presenters face-to-face in a small group setting. Join in to discuss the speakers’ areas of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions.

Seating is limited, so don’t forget to add it to your personal schedule.

Monday, 16 October

10:15

10:15–10:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table A
James Thompson (Cingo Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
James answers your questions on developing strong learning cultures, principled engineering practices, and holistic architectural thinking. He might also talk about barbecue. Read more.
10:15–10:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table B
Mark Richards (Independent)
Come talk with Mark about the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies. Read more.
10:15–10:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table C
Neha Narkhede (Confluent)
Neha will answer questions about using Apache Kafka for streaming and why Kafka has become the central nervous system for modern digital businesses. Read more.
10:15–10:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Location: Table D
TBC

15:05

15:05–15:50 Monday, 16/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table A
Emma Jane Westby (UN-OCHA)
Come talk with Emma about the importance of the human element in software development, communication patterns and anti-patterns of distributed and collocated teams, and strategies to build and maintain happy productive teams. Read more.
15:05–15:50 Monday, 16/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table B
Sam Newman (Independent)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Stop by and chat with Sam about the forces that drive the design and evolution of microservices, how to plan and manage a migration from a monolith to the microservice architecture, or any other burning microservices question you may have. Read more.
15:05–15:50 Monday, 16/10/2017
Location: Table C
TBC
15:05–15:50 Monday, 16/10/2017
Location: Table D
TBC

17:45

17:45–18:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Location: Table A
TBC
17:45–18:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Location: Table B
TBC
17:45–18:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Location: Table C
TBC
17:45–18:45 Monday, 16/10/2017
Location: Table D
TBC

Tuesday, 17 October

10:45

10:45–11:35 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table A
Evelyn van Kelle (Software Improvement Group)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Evelyn is here to talk with you about the interplay between technical and social factors when building maintainable software architecture. She strongly believes that the success of technical choices is strongly determined by their social context. Join her to get advice on best practices and how to balance social and technical factors. Read more.
10:45–11:35 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Location: Table B
TBC
10:45–11:35 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Location: Table C
TBC
10:45–11:35 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Location: Table D
TBC

15:05

15:05–15:50 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table A
Maria Gomez (ThoughtWorks)
Maria has experience with microservices and event-driven architectures. Join her to get advice on how to evaluate if they are suitable for you and how to deploy and operationalize them or share your experiences. Read more.
15:05–15:50 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table B
Eoin Woods (Endava)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Eoin’s main technical interests are software architecture, distributed systems, and computer security. Stop by to chat about any of these topics. Read more.
15:05–15:50 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Meet The Experts
Location: Table C
Michael Nygard (Cognitect)
Michael is here to talk with you about designing systems for production, cloud-native architecture, microservices, and DevOps. Read more.
15:05–15:50 Tuesday, 17/10/2017
Location: Table D
TBC