Lightning Talks I
14:30 - 15:20
1) Microservices - with Monolith and other Diseases (Felix Müller)
Ongoing microservice transition since 2 years. Rotting distributed monolith in the background and still alive. And independent development teams as our ultimate goal. Join our journey to Microtopia. In this talk I show you which problems we had to solve at E-Post since our microservice transition started. How do we set up 10 teams and empower them to work independently on their services? And which nifty challenges arise when you try to adapt your organizational structure to microservice architecture style. There is no silver bullet. I talk about our solutions and experiences with architectural constraints, technology stacks and humans.
2) Challenges in adopting microservices for an internal service eco-sytem in a large corporation. (Shahzada Hatim)
Before his current assignment the speaker had a year long opportunity to work for a corporation where microservices were chosen as the primary method of encouraging software re-use among independent business initiatives. The speaker and his team faced many challenges in adopting microservices architecture on top of the usual riddles of corporate software development. The challenges presented in this talk are specific to the case being described. However there are some learning pertinent for audience at large which this lightning-talk will summarise.
3) Why microservices are not worth it! -- the long list of tradeoffs (Florian Thiel)
Architecture decisions always involve tradeoffs. A Conway-structured organization, risk reduction through small services and massive scalability sound like dream-come-true arguments for abandoning your monolith and joining the microservice camp. Although nobody expects the transition to miroservices to be easy, I will argue that there is a very long list of often overlooked (or deemed very cheap) challenges. And maybe there is room for compromises...
Hatim is a professional software developer, an amateur hardware hacker and an occasional/accidental sys-admin based in Stockholm. He is currently working at a financial technology startup. He has previously worked in the domains of physical security, online advertisement and industrial automation.
Hatim is originally from Pakistan. He loves to help others learn about new concepts and to discuss unproven ideas with his peers. When not hacking-away he likes to relax by watching StarTrek and 90's sitcoms.
Felix Müller works as Software Architect at E-Post Development GmbH. He is interested in everything which helps finding the best solution for a given problem. This covers newest trends in software architecture as well as modern management techniques to motivate teams.
Florian has had a DevOps hat before the term was coined. He dwells in systems thinking, culture hacking, visualization, programming and operations.
He currently works at Deutsche Post E-Post Development and tweets at @noroute.