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

Schedule: Meet the Experts sessions

Meet the Experts gives you a chance to meet with expert O'Reilly Software Architecture presenters face-to-face in a small group setting. Join in to discuss the speakers’ areas of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. Seating is limited, so don’t forget to add it to your personal schedule.

    Tuesday, February 27

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    10:15am–10:45am Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Location: Table A
    James Stewart (jystewart.net)
    James is here to share techniques for considering the security of whole systems (beyond just the technical bits) and discuss ways to bring together cross-disciplinary teams to collectively own secure designs. Read more.
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    10:15am–10:45am Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Location: Table B
    Dean Wampler (Lightbend)
    Come talk with Dean about anything from trends in streaming data and microservice architectures and how they are converging to specific tools like Spark, Flink, Akka Streams, Kafka Streams, and data backplanes like Kafka. Read more.
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    10:15am–10:45am Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Location: Table C
    Dmytri Kleiner (Contentful)
    Dmytri is here to talk about Content infrastructure: How to treat your content as code using content infrastructure. Read more.
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    3:05pm–3:50pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Location: Table A
    Steven Wu (Netflix)
    Steven is here to discuss everything from Flink stream processing to large-scale distributed systems. Read more.
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    3:05pm–3:50pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Location: Table B
    Maria Gomez (ThoughtWorks)
    Maria has deep experience with microservices and event-driven architectures, from how to evaluate if they are suitable for you to how to deploy and operationalize them. Join her to get advice on any of these topics or to share your experiences. Read more.
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    3:05pm–3:50pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Location: Table C
    Cornelia Davis (Pivotal)
    Join Cornelia to chat about why you should take an event-driven approach to distributed computing or ask any questions you have about the Cloud Foundry PaaS. Read more.

    Wednesday, February 28

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    10:15am–10:45am Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Location: Table A
    Seth Dobbs (HS2 Solutions)
    Seth is happy to discuss communication skills and difficult conversations, leadership skills for architects, and broad architectural strategy. Read more.
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    10:15am–10:45am Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Location: Table B
    Nora Jones (Netflix)
    Nora is here to demonstrate how to design microservices for enabling resiliency experiments and discuss the moving parts you need to consider from implementation through to production. Read more.
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    3:05pm–3:50pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Location: Table B
    Bernd Rücker (Camunda)
    Stop by and chat with Bernd about how to manage business transactions and end-to-end processes that cross the boundary of individual services in systems that are more and more distributed. Read more.
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    3:05pm–3:50pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Location: Table A
    Heidi Waterhouse (LaunchDarkly)
    Join Heidi to discuss feature flags and toggles, testing in production, technical writing, and offbeat ideas about how to use feature management to control your user experience. Read more.
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    3:05pm–3:50pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Location: Table C
    Eben Hewitt (Sabre)
    Eben is here to explain what the world’s top strategy firms can teach us about the intersection of strategic thinking and architecture. He'll also outline a framework, process, and set of tools that will help you create a powerful technology strategy for your organization. Read more.