Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Observable microservices

Maria Gomez (BCG Digital Ventures)
13:1514:05 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Architects, tech leads, developers, those involved in maintaining microservices in production

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of microservices and distributed systems (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Explore approaches to designing microservices so they can be maintained and effectively operationalized, approaches for logging and monitoring, approaches for defining and evolving alerts, and new trends, techniques, and tools


Most of us know how to build a microservice, where to find frameworks, and how to choose languages, but sometimes we don’t spend enough time thinking about how we will maintain them. One reason could be that we’ve never had to maintain or support production systems—often we leave that task to the operations team. However, the world is changing. We’re moving to a place where developers build and run systems, so making sure you can get the right information in the right way out of these systems is crucial.

Maria Gomez reviews some of the most important operational concerns for microservices and explores the concept of observability as a way to maintain a healthy production environment. You’ll learn the techniques and practices teams are currently using and get a glimpse at new trends and what the future looks like for this field.

Topics include:

  • Building microservices that are observable
  • Treating logging and monitoring as first-class features and evolving them with your systems
  • Creating smart alerts and new approaches for on-call duty
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Maria Gomez

BCG Digital Ventures

Maria Gomez is Engineering Director at BCG Digital Ventures in Berlin. Over her 10 years of industry experience, Maria has worked with many different technologies and domains, which has helped her lead teams and advise stakeholders in making the right technology decisions. She’s also a speaker and an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the IT industry.