Speaker: Sam Newman

(He / him / his)

Microservice, Cloud, CI/CD Expert

Sam is a technologist focusing in the areas of cloud, microservices, and continuous delivery - three topics which seem to overlap frequently. Providing consulting, training and advisory services to startups and large multi-national enterprises alike, he has over 20 years in IT as a developer, sys admin and architect. Sam is also author of the best selling Building Microservices and Monolith To Microservices, both from O’Reilly, and is an experienced conference speaker.

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Pump It Up! Actually Gaining Benefit From Cloud Native Microservices

So many organisations have flocked to 'cloud native', running containerised microservices on the public or private cloud, only to find the promised benefits fail to materialise. And we’ve seen the same story repeat itself time and again with other hyped concepts like agile, DevOps, and, *ahem*, the blockchain.

Just saying “we’re cloud native!” isn’t enough if you actually want to get anywhere, unless your goal is simply to dump loads of money into the hands of tech vendors and consultants. 

The problem is that just as with other concepts that have preceded it, the marketing has helped sell the concept, but not enough of the detail to make sure that people actually get value out of these shifts. And the move to cloud native is no different.

In this talk, we’ll look at what exactly you need to do to get the most out of a move to a cloud native mindset. And mindset is the word here - it will require a fundamental shift in the way many of you think about building software. And no, the answer isn’t just to drop in another Kubernetes cluster. And it may not involve microservices at all.

Attendees may or may not be able to bid for their own NFT as proof that they attended this talk.


Wednesday Apr 6 / 11:50AM BST (50 minutes)


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