Panel: The Correct Number of Microservices for a System Is 489

New research from the University of Sledgham-on-the-Wold has revealed that the correct number of microservices for any software system is exactly 489. Given that, why have so many organisations used a different number of microservices? More seriously though... every situation is different, and determining how to properly employ a microservices architecture for your circumstances can be tricky. In this session the panel will discuss the architecture of their various systems, what trade-offs they have made in their design of their systems, and how their system has evolved over time.


Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

Suhail is a Staff Engineer at Monzo focused on building the Core Platform. His role involves building and maintaining Monzo's infrastructure which spans nearly two thousand microservices and leverages key infrastructure components like Kubernetes, Cassandra, Etcd and more. He focuses...

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Jason Maude

Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Jason Maude is a coder, coach, debater, and public speaker. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He is passionate about creating teams and explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won't...

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Nicky Wrightson

Ventures CTO @blenheimchalcot

Nicky has worked as an engineer for over 20 years over many industries. She is currently working as Ventures CTO for Blenheim Chalcot, a venture builder which believes in investing more than just funds but investing knowledge and experience, ideas and infrastructure to build new sustainable...

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Sarah Wells

Former Tech Director for Engineering Enablement @FT (Financial Times)

Sarah is a technology leader, consultant and conference speaker with a focus on microservices, engineering enablement, observability and devops. She has over 20 years experience as a developer, principal engineer and tech director across product, platform, SRE and devops teams.Sarah spent...

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