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

Schedule: Meet the Experts sessions

Monday, 29 October

10:1510:45 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Table 1
Chris Richardson (Eventuate)
Chris is here to discuss the microservice architecture, including the organization and process-related challenges of adopting microservices, expanding on the topics from his keynote. He's especially interested in hearing about the obstacles you've encountered when adopting microservices and how you overcame them. Read more.
10:1510:45 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Table 3
Brad Topol (IBM)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Brad is here to share his expertise on Kubernetes. He's available to discuss key aspects of Kubernetes environments, such as networking, storage, security, auditing, and considerations for deployment in hybrid cloud environments, as well as how to get started contributing to the Kubernetes community and Kubernetes conformance. Read more.
10:1510:45 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Table 2
Yiannis Kanellopoulos (Code4Thought), Evelyn van Kelle (Software Improvement Group)
Yiannis and Evelyn are convinced that the future is all about people and that happy developers create the best products and quality. They are more than happy to chat about key (social) factors that determine developer happiness and about how we collaborate while creating software systems. Read more.
15:0515:45 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Table 3
Seth Dobbs (Bounteous)
Seth is here to talk about how to improve your communication skills to be a more effective architect as well as general leadership skills and how they relate to the role of architect. He’s also happy to chat about architecture and technology strategy, drawing on his experience leading a team of 100+ developers and architects and helping deliver several dozen different implementations. Read more.

Tuesday, 30 October

10:1510:45 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Table 1
Heidi Waterhouse (LaunchDarkly)
Heidi loves to talk about feature flags, deployment options, and how to reduce risk while increasing speed. She's always here for disaster stories, near misses, and strange tales about historical technology. And if you're interested, she also has 20 years of experience as a technical writer and has a lot of opinions on how documentation and DevOps can be friends. Read more.
10:1510:45 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Table 2
Mike Roberts (Symphonia)
Mike is happy to chat about public cloud technology—particularly your interest in or concerns about using the technology. He’d also love to hear from anyone in the process of adding serverless techniques to their architectural toolbox about the challenges and epiphanies they are having. Read more.
10:1510:45 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Table 3
Robert Drysdale (Accenture The Dock)
Rob is here to share ideas on how to design and scale NLP solutions that use diverse technologies to combine the work of data scientists and engineers. Rob is also happy to talk about his experience at the Dock, one of Accenture’s Innovation Centers, where cross-functional teams solve complex and diverse problems using advanced analytics. Read more.
15:0515:45 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Table 1
John Chapin (Symphonia)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
John is looking forward to discussing how businesses of all sizes can deliver value constantly by embracing continuous deployment, managed cloud services (especially serverless), and an experimentation mindset. Read more.
15:0515:45 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Table 2
Mike Amundsen (Amundsen.com, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Mike is here to share patterns and practices for designing, building, and supporting microservices and APIs in communities ranging from small startups to large global enterprises as well as those on the public internet. Read more.
15:0515:45 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Table 3
Maria Gomez (ThoughtWorks)
Maria is here to talk about microservices and event-driven architectures, from how to determine if they are suitable for your organization to how to deploy and operationalize them. She's also happy to discuss crafting technical strategies and leading teams, drawing on her experience as the head of technology for ThoughtWorks in Spain. Read more.