Navigating microservices architectures

Featuring Christian Posta, Chief Architect of cloud-native applications at Red Hat

Microservices architectures have many benefits, but they also come with some unique challenges. To maximize the benefits, knowledge and preparation are necessary.

In this tech talk, we'll cover:

  • How to take a strategic approach to microservices— including showing examples of success.
  • How to make your microservices implementation successful using distributed systems patterns and open source technology.
  • Communication patterns, transformations leading to more agile integration.

After the presentation, stay and enjoy Topgolf's state-of-art facilities and complimentary food and drinks.

Strategic microservices journey:

  • Overview of microservices architectures—and why you should consider them
  • Tradeoffs of microservices and why they’re not a one-size-fits-all approach or a universal solution
  • Discussion about organizational impact and culture

Tactical microservices journey:

  • Discussion about when to use frameworks like Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm, Netflix OSS
  • Monitoring and metrics collections, KPIs, and business value
  • Dealing with data, concurrency, and transactions in a microservices architecture
  • Communication patterns and integration
  • Why APIs and API management are critical foundations of any cloud-native architecture
  • How to properly implement service discovery, routing, deadlines, health-checking, and other distributed systems patterns
  • Practical implementation of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Best practices, demonstrations, and recommendations for next steps

Happy hour and Topgolf:

  • Topgolf offers upscale amenities and competitive fun in a huge, 4-level, 65,000+ square-foot venue. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be provided
  • A Topgolf U instructor will be available to provide instruction (for both beginners and more advanced players)
  • Join in a nearest-to-the-pin competition
  • Clubs will be provided

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Presentation
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Topgolf - includes time with golf pro, as well as golf, bar, and food

Christian Posta (@christianposta ) is Chief Architect of cloud-native applications at Red Hat and is well known for being a frequent blogger, speaker, and open source enthusiast. He is the author of Microservices by Example and contributor on many open source projects, including Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Camel, and

Christian works with large companies, creating and deploying large-scale, distributed architectures–many of which are now called microservices-based. He enjoys mentoring, training, and leading teams for success with distributed systems concepts, microservices, DevOps, and cloud-native application design.