Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Moving to microservices and beyond (Day 2)

Sam Newman (Independent)
9:00am–5:00pm Monday, February 26, 2018
Location: Concourse G

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of service-oriented architectures generally or microservices specifically (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

By the end of this two-day training course, attendees will understand:

  • What makes a good microservice
  • How to plan and manage a migration from a monolith to the microservice architecture
  • How technical choices can impact the architecture itself

And they'll be able to:

  • Use concepts from domain-driven design to define service boundaries
  • Manage change and governance in a microservice environment


There is lots of theory out there about microservice architecture, but how often do you get to put that knowledge into practice? In the real world, it’s not feasible to rearchitect your system often, and certainly not in a single day. . .or is it?

Sam Newman leads a workshop that gives you a safe space to explore ideas behind microservice architectures with peers from other organizations. Sam shares some framing for microservice architectures that explores the various forces that can drive the design and evolution of microservices before leading you through a series of interactive architectural kata exercises to put your newfound knowledge to the test. You’ll gain valuable experience with a series of tools you can immediately put into practice in your own projects.

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Sam Newman


Sam Newman is an independent consultant specializing in helping people ship software fast. Sam has worked extensively with the cloud, continuous delivery, and microservices and is especially preoccupied with understanding how to more easily deploy working software into production. For the last few years, he has been exploring the capabilities of microservice architectures. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world and another in the IT operations space. Previously, he spent over a decade at ThoughtWorks and then another year with a startup. Sam speaks frequently at conferences. He is the author of Building Microservices (O’Reilly). If you would like to get in touch, please email him.

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