4–7 Nov 2019

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Vladik Khononov (NaXex)
Vladik Khononov explains how he and his team embraced domain-driven design (DDD) at Plexop, a large-scale marketing system that spans over a dozen different business domains. Join in to learn how DDD allowed the team to manage business complexities, see what worked (and what didn't), and discover where they had to adapt the DDD methodology to fit the company's needs.
Mario-Leander Reimer guides you through cloud native API gateways. Good APIs are the centerpiece of any successful digital product, with proper management of the utmost importance. The API gateway pattern is well established to handle concerns like routing, versioning, rate limiting, access control, or diagnosability in a microservice architecture.
Andrew Harmel-Law (ThoughtWorks), Gayathri Thiyagarajan (Expedia Group)
Everyone doing large-scale software delivery is using domain-driven design (DDD) these days, because it holds the key to delivering maintainable, evolvable solutions with independent teams. But it can go wrong, and then DDD is blamed. Andrew Harmel-Law and Gayathri Thiyagarajan detail a real project they saw fail. You'll learn the many problems they spotted and how they fixed them.
Florian Rappl (smapiot), Lothar Schöttner (smapiot)
The architecture pattern of microservices is found in many modern system landscapes, offering flexibility for the backend services. The frontend is very often realized as a monolith. Florian Rappl and Lothar Schöttner explore microservices and detail an example implementation of a highly modular frontend architecture that mirrors the dynamic of a modern microservices backend.
Maggie Carroll (MAG Aerospace)
Software architects and enterprise architects work with a variety of roles; often the deep technical work is performed by other application architects or solutions architects. Maggie Carroll explores developing influence as well as skills and actionable techniques she found useful when creating a new enterprise architecture function and a tool for remaining productive as a leader.
Natalie Godec (Babylon Health)
Babylon is an AI-driven, digital-first healthcare company. Natalie Godec will take you through the process of designing and building a Data Engineering platform in healthcare.
Birgitta Boeckeler (ThoughtWorks)
In this talk, Birgitta will go through just a few of the cognitive biases that can trip you up as architects, and how to soften their potentially negative impact.
Rotem Hermon (SAP)
Software is changing the world, and software developers need to open their eyes to the link between ethics and software. Rotem Hermon outlines some examples of ethical questions involving software and algorithms. You'll explore technology, sense of self, politics, and truth, and you'll try to understand what you can do about it.
Building a data lake is a hard task. You have to centralize all the data of the company in one place, it must be easily accessible, and governance has to be done right. And, last but not least, the price has to stay reasonable. All those aspects come up as quite a challenge. But never fear. Viacheslav Inozemtsev outlines the experience of building Zalando's data lake.
Rene Weiss (embarc)
Rene Weiss takes a deep dive into how evolutionary architectures and fitness functions help the ongoing development of software systems. You'll see practical applications of fitness functions beyond theoretical ideas and hands-on examples of tools to craft fitness functions and use them in CI/CD pipelines as well as get ideas on how to do safe experiments in production environments.
Jesus Manuel Piñeiro gives you a glimpse into the challenges Inditex overcame in the transition of the ecommerce platform from monolithic to a microservices environment, oriented toward using event-driven nonblocking I/O technologies like Node.js. Jesus highlights the architectural decisions, technology, and tools that allowed the company to leverage the commercial growth in the years to come.
Patrick Kua (N26), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
In this ongoing series, Neal Ford interviews highly regarded industry professions about their career path and their work as an architect. Join in for his discussion with Patrick Kua.
Sidney Shek (Atlassian), Jeff Farber (Atlassian)
Sidney Shek and Jeff Farber explain how to use techniques like event sourcing, CQRS, and CRDTs to mitigate unpredictable failures that stem from humans and increasingly complex architectures in the cloud native world (microservices, anyone?). You'll learn implementation tips and tricks based on their successes (and failures) in building out the Identity platform that underpins Atlassian Cloud.
Join us if you're curious about how to reliably improve and refactor serverless applications or how to ensure you've covered all the unexpected edge cases that occur in production. Jochem Schulenklopper and Gero Vermaas demonstrate a scientific approach that enables you to release your refactored serverless applications to production with great confidence.
Antonio Jimenez (The Workshop), Pedro Javier Martos Velasco (The Workshop)
Around 2017, Antonio Jimenez and Pedro Martos embarked on an ambitious journey: to redefine one of the company's most mission-critical, most complex products from scratch. Join them as they explore how you can achieve an evolutionary architecture from solid foundations such as microservices architecture within a continuous delivery pipeline.
Eltjo Poort (CGI)
Eltjo Poort is here to help you figure out if you've struck the right balance between architecture and agile working. Eltjo explores how to measure agile architecture maturity and applied the model to help teams get more value out of their architecture function. You might recognize some of the behavior patterns.
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
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.
Brian Sletten (Bosatsu Consulting)
Brian Sletten takes a deep dive into the intersection of data, models, hardware, language, and architecture as it relates to machine learning systems in particular, but the overall industry in general.
Laurentiu Spilca (Endava)
History repeats itself. Some years ago, software engineers started to implement frameworks to ease the development of software applications. Laurentiu Spilca walks you through how microservices are currently delivered and what Istio can do for you in regard to traffic management.
Paddy Fagan and Eamonn Moriarty have, over the last three years, overseen the evolution of a SaaS offering (Watson Care Manager). They provide you with an overview of this experience with a particular focus on the continuous architectural refactoring that has been at the core.
Jochem Schulenklopper and Gero Vermaas explain and practice an approach that enables you to improve and release serverless functions to production with confidence. You'll make changes in some sample serverless functions running in production, deploy the improved functions to production, and analyze your improvement against the originals.
Patrick Kua (N26)
In the fast-moving startup world, there's often not a lot of time to think about architecture. N26 wanted to ensure that it not only delivered fast but also delivered a quality product. Patrick Kua explores how the company scaled out architectural decision making as it grew very rapidly (in both customers and engineers).
Vladik Khononov (NaXex)
Events are our industry’s near and dear. All technological conferences are full of talks on event sourcing, event-driven architectures, or event-driven integrations. Vladik Khononov adds another one, but a bit different. Let’s talk about the dark side of this pattern—the cases in which events turn into an anti-pattern, how to identify them, and, of course, how to turn the project around.
Cheryl Hung (Cloud Native Computing Foundation)
Keynote by Cheryl Hung
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
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.
Allen Holub (Holub Associates)
The architecture of your system is tightly coupled to both the processes you use and the structure of your organization. Allen Holub details how these three interact and how to fix the misalignment that's sucking the life out of your productivity.
Sidney Shek (Atlassian), Diogo Lucas (Atlassian)
Your organization has grown and now you need to break down product silos and leverage a common platform to move to the next big step. Join Sidney Shek and Diogo Lucas to hear to the ups and downs of a platformization journey, where they address the features you need to platformize and when, how much design is enough for a platform service, how to handle the mass adoption of your service, and more.

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