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Michael Brunton-Spall

Michael Brunton-Spall
Technical Architect, Government Digital Service

Website | @bruntonspall

Michael Brunton-Spall is a technical architect working for the Government Digital Service, a service in the Cabinet Office of the UK Government.

He works as a consulting architect with a variety of government departments, helping them understand and implement agile, devops, service operation and modern web architectures.

Previously Michael was a developer, developer advocate and senior engineer for the Guardian newspaper. He worked at the Guardian for six years, helping to build and scale the website, plan and build their API offerings and be enthusiastic at a variety of event.

Sessions

Office Hours
Location: Table B (Banquet Hall)
Michael Brunton-Spall (Government Digital Service), James Stewart (jystewart.net)
Michael and James are here to share their experiences about working with government. They’ll tell you how to get stuff done in a civil service environment that’s perceived to be slow and digitally illiterate, what’s next for government digital strategies, and why microservices and architecture is good fit for government services. Read more.
Operations
Location: 211 Level: Intermediate
Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb), Robert Treat (OmniTI), Michael Brunton-Spall (Government Digital Service), Mike Rembetsy (Bloomberg)
This panel will discuss the numerous operational decisions faced when deciding where to host. Topics will include provisioning, tooling, and how virtualization will help or hurt. Read more.
Operations
Location: 211 Level: Intermediate
Michael Brunton-Spall (Government Digital Service)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 23 ratings)
Your software architects are probably out there drinking the Microservices kool-aid right now, and dreaming of building the next system using those patterns. Microservices is a wonderful silver bullet that has the possibility and capability to make an operations teams life a complete nightmare. Learn how to talk to your architects and dev team and help them think about the problems Read more.