4–7 Nov 2019
Mark Richards

Mark Richards
Independent Consultant, Self-employed


Mark Richards is an experienced hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems. He’s been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark is the founder of Developertoarchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in the journey to software architect. He’s the author of numerous O’Reilly technical books and videos, including several books on microservices, the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series, Enterprise Messaging video series, Java Message Service, second edition, and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know. Mark has a master’s degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun Microsystems, The Open Group, and Oracle. He’s spoken at hundreds of conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.


9:00 - 17:00 Monday, 4 November & Tuesday, 5 November
Location: M1
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
CNN recently rated software architect the number one job in America. Yet no clear path exists for moving from developer to architect. Mark Richards blends lecture and hands-on real-world group exercises to explore the many aspects of software architecture. You'll learn various integration styles (and when to use them) as well as patterns to fit various business needs and requirements. Read more.
Location: M1
9:0010:30 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: Hall A2
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.77, 13 ratings)
Mark Richards examines the the rise and fall of microservices. Over the past five years, microservices has been at the forefront of most books, articles, and company initiatives. While some companies experience success with microservices, most companies experience pain, cost overruns, and failed initiatives while designing and implementing this incredibly complex architecture style. Read more.
9:0010:30 Thursday, 7 November 2019
Location: Hall A6
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 9 ratings)
The path to migrating to microservices from a monolithic or service-oriented architecture is riddled with challenges, pitfalls, canyons, demons, and even fire-breathing dragons. Mark Richards walks you through the migration patterns that allow you to easily fly over this challenging road and ease the pain associated with moving to microservices. Read more.
  • AXA
  • Contentful
  • Datadog
  • HERE Technologies
  • QAware
  • SIG
  • Zara Tech
  • GitLab
  • NearForm
  • WhiteSource
  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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