Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK
 
Windsor Suite
King's Suite - Balmoral
Add Moving megaliths to the serverless cloud  to your personal schedule
10:45 Moving megaliths to the serverless cloud Rick Timmis (WiFiSPARK Ltd), Janet Valbuena (WiFiSPARK Ltd)
Add Enterprise architecture for artificial intelligence to your personal schedule
13:15 Enterprise architecture for artificial intelligence Kishau Rogers (bigThinking)
Add May contain nuts: The case for API labeling to your personal schedule
15:50 May contain nuts: The case for API labeling Erik Wilde (API Academy)
King's Suite - Sandringham
Add Observable microservices to your personal schedule
13:15 Observable microservices Maria Gomez (ThoughtWorks)
Add How to build a modular monolith to your personal schedule
14:15 How to build a modular monolith Dan Haywood (Haywood Associates Ltd.)
Add Securing APIs in a microservice architecture to your personal schedule
16:50 Securing APIs in a microservice architecture Rob Wilson (SailPoint Technologies)
Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Add Your brain on software development to your personal schedule
13:15 Your brain on software development Fahran Wallace (OpenCredo)
Add Akka Cluster versus Kubernetes: A clustering solutions showdown to your personal schedule
14:15 Akka Cluster versus Kubernetes: A clustering solutions showdown Adam Sandor (Container Solutions), Fabio Tiriticco (Fabway)
Add Putting microservices on a diet with Istio to your personal schedule
15:50 Putting microservices on a diet with Istio Mario-Leander Reimer (QAware GmbH)
Add Practical microservices to your personal schedule
16:50 Practical microservices Marco Palladino (Kong)
Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Add Architecting for TV to your personal schedule
13:15 Architecting for TV David Buckhurst (BBC), Ross Wilson (BBC)
Add Implementing microservices as a serverless application to your personal schedule
14:15 Implementing microservices as a serverless application Nikhil Barthwal (Grand Central Tech)
Add Cloud native is about culture, not containers  to your personal schedule
16:50 Cloud native is about culture, not containers Holly Cummins (IBM Cloud Garage)
Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Add Choreographing microservices to your personal schedule
10:45 Choreographing microservices Allen Holub (Holub Associates)
Add Why happy developers and strong feedback loops create the best products  to your personal schedule
13:15 Why happy developers and strong feedback loops create the best products Yiannis Kanellopoulos (Software Improvement Group), Evelyn van Kelle (Software Improvement Group)
Add I shall say this only once to your personal schedule
14:15 I shall say this only once Szymon Pobiega (Particular Software)
Add How to get the best out of your team as a software architect to your personal schedule
16:50 How to get the best out of your team as a software architect Bulama Yusuf (Intellectual Apps)
Add Monday keynote welcome to your personal schedule
King's Suite
9:00 Monday keynote welcome Mary Treseler (O'Reilly Media), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Add Are microservices a security threat?  to your personal schedule
9:25 Are microservices a security threat? Liz Rice (Aqua Security)
Add Monday Speed Networking to your personal schedule
8:15 Monday Speed Networking | Room: King's Suite Foyer
10:15 Morning Break sponsored by WineSOFT | Room: Monarch Suite
Add Lunch and Monday Topic Tables to your personal schedule
12:15 Lunch and Monday Topic Tables | Room: Monarch Suite
15:05 Afternoon break sponsored by WineSOFT | Room: Monarch Suite
Add Sponsor Pavilion Reception to your personal schedule
17:45 Sponsor Pavilion Reception | Room: Monarch Suite
Add Software Architecture Monday Dine-Around to your personal schedule
19:30 Software Architecture Monday Dine-Around | Room: Various locations
13:15-14:05 (50m) Sponsored
When a CMS is not enough: Tales from a content infrastructure (sponsored by Contentful)
Stefan Judis (Contentful)
Today, your product's success depends on the creation of experiences in a steadily rising number of channels, leading to increasing demands for your content management system. Stefan Judis explains how Contentful’s content infrastructure helps developers on the frontline fetch the data they need, ship modern websites faster, and automate content distribution while using their favorite tools.
14:15-15:05 (50m)
Reference Architectures for Modern Web Apps: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sponsored by NearForm)
Paul Savage (NearForm)
As a key contributor to the Node.js project, we ask the question "what's missing?". With no de-facto Reference Architectures yet for fullstack JavaScript apps, many of those enterprises are struggling to get repeatable success. In this talk we'll walk through the warts-and-all aspects of modern JS dev including npm, security, performance and how projects like Node.js are being maintained.
10:45-12:15 (1h 30m) Cloud native Case Study, Hands-on
Moving megaliths to the serverless cloud
Rick Timmis (WiFiSPARK Ltd), Janet Valbuena (WiFiSPARK Ltd)
Rick Timmis and Janet Valbuena share a real-world journey migrating from a single megalithic application hosted in a data center to a distributed multicomponent application structure running on the Amazon's AWS cloud, followed by refactoring and replacing the components with microservices to complement the migration from monolith to serverless cloud. Join in to learn what worked and what didn't.
13:15-14:05 (50m) Enterprise architecture Best Practice, Case Study, Overview, Theoretical
Enterprise architecture for artificial intelligence
Kishau Rogers (bigThinking)
The future of software is being driven by intelligent applications. By the year 2020, more than 85% of customer interactions will be carried out without humans. The road to enterprise intelligence starts with the humans behind the curtain. Kishau Rogers explains how to reduce the friction of AI adoption in the enterprise using systems thinking and people-centered workflows.
14:15-15:05 (50m) Distributed systems Best Practice, Hands-on
Three common pitfalls in microservice integration and how to avoid them
Bernd Rücker (Camunda)
Integrating microservices and taming distributed systems is hard. Most people still integrate via REST but are not even aware of missing consistency guarantees in these architectures. Bernd Rücker shares three challenges he's observed in real-life projects and demonstrates how to avoid them, using live coding.
15:50-16:40 (50m) Distributed systems Best Practice, Overview
May contain nuts: The case for API labeling
Erik Wilde (API Academy)
There are numerous standards and best practices to describe and document APIs, but there's still uncertainty how to best use them to combine API description, documentation, and labeling. Erik Wilde offers an overview of the existing approaches, demonstrates how to use them, and proposes an additional layer on top of which API labeling becomes more unified, and thus more useful.
16:50-17:40 (50m) Distributed systems Best Practice, Framework-focused
Embracing stateful client-server communication in the era of serverless functions
Wenbo Zhu (Google)
Wenbo Zhu illustrates the key architectural properties and underlying technologies to create and deploy a real-time, stateful application on top of the completely stateless serverless architecture.
10:45-12:15 (1h 30m) Enterprise architecture Best Practice
Technology strategy patterns for architects
Eben Hewitt (Sabre)
Eben Hewitt shares technology strategy patterns for creating and communicating a compelling technology strategy based on architecture principles. Some of these frameworks originate in the world of business strategy consulting and some are hard-won from Eben's time as a CTO and chief architect. Join in to upgrade your skills from architect to strategist using these proven and innovative patterns.
13:15-14:05 (50m) Microservices Best Practice
Observable microservices
Maria Gomez (ThoughtWorks)
Think of this talk as a Microservices 201. You know microservices basics, but can you successfully maintain them in production? Join Maria Gomez to explore the concept of observability as a way of maintain a healthy production environment.
14:15-15:05 (50m) Application architecture Framework-focused
How to build a modular monolith
Dan Haywood (Haywood Associates Ltd.)
Dan Haywood explains how he and a tiny one-and-a-bit pizza team used Apache Isis—an implementation of the naked objects architectural pattern—to build an invoicing system, Estatio. You'll see what an Apache Isis app looks like in the flesh and learn how Dan and his team manage to keep it modular.
15:50-16:40 (50m) Serverless Overview, Theoretical
Applying the principles of chaos to serverless
Yan Cui (DAZN)
Chaos engineering is a discipline that focuses on improving system resilience through controlled experiments that expose the inherent chaos and failure modes in your system. While most of the publicized literature and tools focus on killing EC2 servers, Yan Cui explains how to apply the same principles of chaos to a serverless architecture built around AWS Lambda functions.
16:50-17:40 (50m) Microservices Best Practice
Securing APIs in a microservice architecture
Rob Wilson (SailPoint Technologies)
Microservices have quickly become a popular way to develop software systems. But as organizations implement production systems based on microservices, they are recognizing the importance and complexity of securing microservices. Rob Wilson shares techniques for securing microservice APIs and details a practical multiplatform model that you can use for securing your own microservice environments.
10:45-12:15 (1h 30m)
Introduction to chaos architecture: Gaining from learning loops and system weaknesses
Russ Miles (ChaosIQ.io)
Chaos engineering helps you gain trust and confidence in your system of software development and delivery, but it is often misunderstood to be only about breaking things, and worse only about breaking infrastructure. Russ Miles debunks those limitations and demonstrates how chaos engineering can be a full part of your resilience engineering capability.
13:15-14:05 (50m) Application architecture, Enterprise architecture, Leadership skills, Microservices Anti-Pattern, Case Study
Your brain on software development
Fahran Wallace (OpenCredo)
Fahran Wallace explores the intersection of programming, architecture, and psychology, through the medium of funny-in-retrospect memories, borrowed war stories, and attempts to avoid people swearing at her design choices five years later.
14:15-15:05 (50m) Distributed systems Framework-focused, Theoretical
Akka Cluster versus Kubernetes: A clustering solutions showdown
Adam Sandor (Container Solutions), Fabio Tiriticco (Fabway)
An Akka expert and a Kubernetes expert walk into a bar. They order drinks and try to figure out which technology is better for building distributed applications. Does Akka clustering have a place in the age of Kubernetes? Does Kubernetes bring any value to those who are building applications using Akka? Adam Sandor and Fabio Tiriticco share research to help answer those questions.
15:50-16:40 (50m) Cloud native Framework-focused, Hands-on
Putting microservices on a diet with Istio
Mario-Leander Reimer (QAware GmbH)
Building microservice architectures is complex. Handling the involved complexities is usually left up to the development teams to implement. Using open source components to address these challenges is an option, but this quickly leads to excessive library bloat in your microservices. So let's put them on a diet—with Istio. Join Mario-Leander Reimer to learn how.
16:50-17:40 (50m) Microservices Best Practice, Overview
Practical microservices
Marco Palladino (Kong)
Microservices are all the rage these days. But what practical factors should you consider once you’ve taken the plunge? Marco Palladino provides a working framework of the architectural and organizational decisions senior technologists will need to make in order to solve the right problems for their business.
10:45-12:15 (1h 30m) Application architecture, Distributed systems, Enterprise architecture, Microservices Case Study, Overview
Building APIs with microservices: Things I wish I’d known
Jim Gough (Morgan Stanley)
Jim Gough shares his experience moving from a traditional monolithic architecture to a single API composed of many microservices, along with some of the challenges it presented. Jim also explores technologies and patterns with a mixture of hands-on examples and discussion topics and considers the impact to team culture and Agile practices required to achieve operational excellence.
13:15-14:05 (50m) Application architecture, Business solutions, Devops Case Study
Architecting for TV
David Buckhurst (BBC), Ross Wilson (BBC)
Launched 10 years ago, the BBC's iPlayer on TV has become the largest iPlayer platform. David Buckhurst and Ross Wilson explore the evolution of the BBC's TV application architecture, from the early days courting different native technologies to the development of an open source library and standards-based platform that supports multiple BBC applications across thousands of TVs.
14:15-15:05 (50m) Serverless Overview, Theoretical
Implementing microservices as a serverless application
Nikhil Barthwal (Grand Central Tech)
While there are differences between serverless architecture and microservices architecture, both require an application to be composed of a collection of loosely coupled components. Thus, it is possible to implement microservices architecture as a serverless application. Nikhil Barthwal elaborates, covering the pros and cons, details of various deployment patterns, and best practices.
15:50-16:40 (50m) Fundamentals Best Practice, Case Study
Redesigning a data platform while avoiding the pipeline jungle
Leemay Nassery (Comcast)
Leemay Nassery explains the importance of data collection pipelines and walks you through efficiently storing various datasets with the intention of avoiding the "pipeline jungle" construct by thinking holistically about the data and the tiers that follow the initial consumption of these events.
16:50-17:40 (50m)
Cloud native is about culture, not containers
Holly Cummins (IBM Cloud Garage)
Drawing on her experience as a developer in IBM's Cloud Garage, Holly Cummins shares stories of customers struggling to get cloud native and explains how IBM applied its methodology to turn things around. You'll learn the ideal team size, the ideal microservice size, what skills a team needs, the role of architects, how to know if something is ready to ship, and whose fault everything is (joke).
10:45-12:15 (1h 30m) Application architecture Best Practice, Overview
Choreographing microservices
Allen Holub (Holub Associates)
Though you can design microservices to talk to each other synchronously, as if they were making function calls, that's not the best way to do things. Choreographed (asynchronous) systems solve many problems inherent in synchronous (orchestrated) communication. Allen Holub shows you how to build effective choreographed microservice systems.
13:15-14:05 (50m) Fundamentals Best Practice
Why happy developers and strong feedback loops create the best products
Yiannis Kanellopoulos (Software Improvement Group), Evelyn van Kelle (Software Improvement Group)
If you want to develop high-quality products, you need happy developers and strong feedback loops. Yiannis Kanellopoulos and Evelyn van Kelle discuss the factors that determine developer happiness, explore the crucial relationship between developer happiness and code quality, and explain how to enhance overall code quality through a blend of interpersonal communication and tool-based analysis.
14:15-15:05 (50m) Application architecture Best Practice
I shall say this only once
Szymon Pobiega (Particular Software)
And you shall do it only once. Exactly once. That's a very common assumption for most of business software. One trigger equals one outcome. Szymon Pobiega explains why duplicate messages are a fact of life in distributed systems (and why no infrastructure can help you). Fortunately, Szymon also shares tips on how to deal with nasty duplicate zombie messages.
15:50-16:40 (50m) Business solutions, Enterprise architecture, Integration architecture, Leadership skills Best Practice, Overview
Beyond the technical: Succeed at leading a software architecture team
Maggie Carroll (Ausley)
Software architects and enterprise architects work with a variety of roles, and often the deep technical work is performed by other application architects or solutions architects. Maggie Carroll shares useful skills and actionable techniques for creating a new architecture function and leading other architects in developing a system of systems.
16:50-17:40 (50m) Leadership skills Best Practice, Case Study
How to get the best out of your team as a software architect
Bulama Yusuf (Intellectual Apps)
As people with strong technical backgrounds, we know how to get most out of the tools and devices we use, but this doesn't necessarily guarantee best results on a team. Bulama Yusuf explores proven ways to communicate and connect with a team as a software architect, ensuring that your team is working at its best.
9:00-9:05 (5m)
Monday keynote welcome
Mary Treseler (O'Reilly Media), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Program chairs Mary Treseler and Neal Ford welcome you to the first day of keynotes.
9:05-9:25 (20m)
The challenges of migrating 150+ microservices to Kubernetes
Sarah Wells (Financial Times)
How do you decide whether to adopt a leading-edge technology? The Financial Times recently migrated its content platform to Kubernetes. Join Sarah Wells to find out what it takes to migrate 150+ microservices from one container stack to another without affecting the existing production users and while the rest of your teams are working on delivering new functionality.
9:25-9:45 (20m)
Are microservices a security threat?
Liz Rice (Aqua Security)
Liz Rice explores the security implications of microservices, containers, and serverless and addresses the questions you need answers to: Will your deployments be less secure or more? How do DevOps processes like CI/CD and cluster orchestration affect your security profile? And what can we all do to minimize the risk of exploits?
9:45-10:05 (20m)
Potholes in the road from monolithic hell: microservices adoption anti-patterns
Chris Richardson (Eventuate, Inc)
In this talk, Chris Richarson describes several anti-patterns of microservices adoption that he's observed while working with clients around the world. You will learn about the challenges that enterprises often face. Chris describe how to overcome those challenges. You will learn how to avoid the potholes when escaping monolithic hell.
10:05-10:15 (10m)
Monday keynote closing remarks
Closing remarks
8:15-8:45 (30m)
Monday Speed Networking
Jumpstart your networking at Software Architecture by coming to Speed Networking before the keynotes begin. Bring your business cards and prepare a minute of patter about yourself, your projects, and your interests.
10:15-10:45 (30m)
Break: Morning Break sponsored by WineSOFT
12:15-13:15 (1h)
Lunch and Monday Topic Tables
Join other attendees during lunch at Software Architecture to share ideas, talk about the issues of the day, and maybe solve a few. Not sure which topic to pick? Don’t worry—it's not a long-term commitment. Try two or three and settle on a different topic tomorrow.
15:05-15:50 (45m)
Break: Afternoon break sponsored by WineSOFT
17:45-18:45 (1h)
Sponsor Pavilion Reception
Join us in the Sponsor Pavilion after the afternoon sessions to visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendees, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks.
19:30-21:30 (2h)
Software Architecture Monday Dine-Around
Looking for dinner plans Monday night? Sign up to join a group of fellow attendees for the Software Architecture Dine-Around.