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3 DAY CONFERENCE

µCon London 2019 - The Conference on Microservices, DDD & Software Architecture

Topics covered at #mucon

Wednesday, 29th - Friday, 31st May at Business Design Centre, London

17 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

muCon - The Conference on Microservices, DDD & Software Architecture is the evolution of muCon London and DDD eXchange.

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A 3 day conference on everything Microservices, DDD and Software Architecture

This new conference builds on the successes of the original muCon and our DDD eXchange, the latter being one of our longest running Conferences. Broadening the conversations with these key themes - Microservices and DDD - beyond each individual Conference, we have developed these crucial topics to create a bigger event with a stronger focus on software design and architecture.

The new muCon London 2019 will give you the chance to explore these topics in greater depth across a three day Conference with multiple tracks of thought-provoking content.

The flexibility of these topics will allow you to cherry-pick the talks most relevant to you, or try something completely new.

Once again you'll have the chance to learn from leading experts on Microservices, DDD and Software Architecture - with VIP keynotes from the likes of Michael C. Feathers, Julie Lerman, Simon Wardley and many more to be announced soon! Explore our confirmed speakers here.

Follow us at #mucon for all the latest updates on the conference!

Tickets

We have some great Early Bird offers still available, so if you are planning to join us for three days packed with microservices fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now closed! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

Volunteer

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

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Lightning Talk: A Wild Domain Expert Appears!

Domain-Driven Design is easy, they said. Just talk to your domain expert, they said. Fun and profit, they said. Enthusiastic and intoxicated by the word of Evans you paraded into the office, blue book under your arm, with a curious mind just waiting to be filled with amazing knowledge and insights from your domain expert. But he didn’t show up.

Who is this domain expert anyways, and why is he so crucial to us? And more importantly, where is he?

In this lightning talk you’ll get receive a fresh perspective on the different types of domain experts you encounter in the wild - including, but not limited to the manager who long lost track of the business, the contracted business analyst and of course the real domain expert - how to identify them, and how you can leverage their knowledge to shape excellent solutions in the heart of software.

Thomas Presthus

Thomas is a consultant from Norway who specializes in software architecture and development. He's been a practitioner of Domain-Driven Design for the past 7 years or so and finds great joy in pondering in business problems. Clients and colleagues know him as an energetic and passionate craftsman who loves to learn, experiment, fail and succeed while sharing his own experiences and knowledge. Having worked with too many languages and technologies to mention, Thomas has found the intersection between business and IT to be a far more rewarding approach to problem solving and easing up the everyday work of software development. He's known for holding workshops and talks for both his clients and at local user groups.

But What About the UI?

Ever since developers started breaking applications into services, be it in the era of SOA or more recently with microservices, they’ve struggled to incorporate user interfaces into their decoupled, distributed architectures.

We’ve all seen frontends versioned separately with tight coupling to dependent services, breaking cohesion. The rise of Backend-For-Frontend is real and so is the emerge of micro frontends. We all talk about composition, yet so many projects fail to implement actual composition. The result seem to be some kind of compromise proving hard to scale when multiple teams are involved - causing lock-step deployment, latency, bottlenecks and coordination issues.

What if you could find a viable solution that allowed you to scale development, keep distribution and cohesion and also provide composition of user interfaces?

This talk explores the different patterns available, and attempts to pinpoint their pros and cons, effectively serving as guidance to implementing proper composition. Thomas will go beyond the simple “Hello World” example that always seems to work, and you’ll learn patterns in modelling and designing that can actually be employed for composition.

Thomas Presthus

Thomas is a consultant from Norway who specializes in software architecture and development. He's been a practitioner of Domain-Driven Design for the past 7 years or so and finds great joy in pondering in business problems. Clients and colleagues know him as an energetic and passionate craftsman who loves to learn, experiment, fail and succeed while sharing his own experiences and knowledge. Having worked with too many languages and technologies to mention, Thomas has found the intersection between business and IT to be a far more rewarding approach to problem solving and easing up the everyday work of software development. He's known for holding workshops and talks for both his clients and at local user groups.

Strategic Design – the Joy of Multiple Models

Software development is model building. You rebuild a part of the world as a program and improve it by doing so.

A traditional approach is to reproduce the domain as accurate in every detail as possible – building the company-wide canonical domain model. But is this the actual goal of models? If you look close enough, you will see that a model is the exact oposite—a model is actually an abstraction of the reality in which only the essential parts are transferred. The inessential is left out of the model. What parts of the reality are essential or inessential is defined by the context.

A simple model is easier to understand than a complicated one. Therefore, it is a good idea to break a complex reality (i.e. domain) into multiple simple models. Exactly this effect is what the strategic design of DDD takes advantage of. Here instead of one complex company-wide model we build several small models that are easy to understand.

In this talk Henning will look into bounded context and the other tools that are available to to divide the domain into clearly separated models.

Henning Schwentner

Henning loves to code. He follows this passion as a software architect and consultant at WPS – Workplace Solutions in Hamburg, Germany. His projects are domain-driven, agile and in languages like Java, C# and even ABAP.

Building a Modern Edge Infrastructure for the Microservices World

Yelp operates a modern, heavily automated, autoscaling platform for microservices to enable reliability and elasticity. Designing and operating the edge infrastructure for such a platform is an interesting challenge. This talk, will review how they built and continue to evolve Yelp's edge infrastructure, using standard open source components and how they addressed resiliency challenges such as failover while operating over a highly elastic microservices platform.

Sargurunathan Mohan

Sarguru Nathan is a site reliability engineer who works on large scale infrastructure problems at Yelp, specifically focussing on the edge infrastructure. He is an open source contributor and lives in London.

Lightning Talk: Independent Services, Throw Your Hands Up At Me

Like most things pushed by Netflix, microservices are all anyone is talking about. And it's not just hype, there are real benefits at play: better scalability, technology independence, faster development, easier deployment, and increased resiliency to name a few.

But just because you cut your big scary monolith into itty bitty bite-sized chunks doesn't mean you're actually cashing in on all that microservices have to offer. In particular, this talk focuses on one fundamental question: Are your microservices independent? Microservices should be modelled as isolated units, but in reality, robust systems rely on cooperation between those different units. This seems like a Catch-22, but there is hope!

Heather will explore ways to minimise the dreaded deployment dependencies and cascading failures through a loosely-coupled client server relationship, well-defined interfaces, and automated contract testing in your build pipelines. She will also share how Landbay has cleaned up their own generated code dependencies, bolstering the resiliency and independence of their system without losing the speed and ease of normalised interfaces. Plus, it’s CI/CD friendly! To paraphrase the immortal words of Destiny’s Child, “If you're gonna call make sure it's your API you flaunt / depend on no one else to give you what you want.”

Heather Whyte

Heather is a software engineer who spends her days working on Java, microservices, and all the backend tools that help put them together. After years studying finance and working in operations around the world, she is currently focused on growing and improving the distributed microservice system at Landbay, a peer-to-peer FinTech start-up here in London.

What Do You Mean I Can’t Google It? - Search for Microservices

Google is an amazing tool, and let’s be honest, it has helped to build most of the software you’ve ever worked on. But when you are able to look up “that basketball dog movie” or “111th element” without having to recall cheesy 90s movie titles or knowing how to spell Roentgenium - people’s expectation of search go up.

But replicating search functionality for your own uses or users isn’t that simple, especially with microservices. Trying to retrieve data from multiple tables - never mind different databases or clusters – can easily balloon in complexity and load on your system.

That’s why Landbay built their own search microservice. Using Elasticsearch, custom indices, and event-driven messaging design patterns, a separate search microservice provides fast and flexible access to data across the whole platform. Searches happen in near-realtime, the frontend is able to dynamically generate search tables, control is centralized in configurations to make creating new searches a breeze, and you can completely re-index the system without any disruption to users.

Of course, the end result isn’t exactly the same as Google, but it definitely beats using complex search query boiler plate. Or Bing.

Heather Whyte

Heather is a software engineer who spends her days working on Java, microservices, and all the backend tools that help put them together. After years studying finance and working in operations around the world, she is currently focused on growing and improving the distributed microservice system at Landbay, a peer-to-peer FinTech start-up here in London.

On to Choreography 2.0!

Are you already using events to communicate between (micro) services or (DDD) aggregates? If so, this talk is for you! But if not ... then even more so! :-) Asynchronous communication and event choreographies gain popularity for good reasons. And yet you may get lost in an open sea of events only too easily - at ten degrees and without a life belt!

In the first part of his talk, Martin will show that events form the basis for a simple yet robust model that makes the technical complexity of distributed systems manageable. What distinguishes service internal events and event sourcing from service-external integration events? What connects both topics? Which DDD ideas and concepts help to get closer to the promise of low service coupling through events?

In the second part, Martin discusses why events and pub/sub seem to help less in business-wise complex scenarios. Does a practical need to model promises, intentions and contracts between services directly force us back into old school orchestration? Not necessarily! Martin will suggest and explore a powerful "choreography 2.0" pattern, with which the moment an intention emerges is modeled as a historical fact.

Last not least: expect Martin to show real code modeling event sourced sagas - plus a type safe (Kotlin) DSL to describe sagas declaratively.

Martin Schimak

For over a decade Martin has been working in complex domains like energy trading, telecommunication or wind tunnel organization. As a coder, he has had a soft spot for readable and testable APIs and enjoys working with sophisticated but lean state machines and process engines. As a domain coder, he is into Domain-Driven Design and integrates methods which shift his focus from technology to the user value of what he does. Martin is a contributor to several projects on GitHub and speaks at meetups and conferences like ExploreDDD, O'Reilly and KanDDDinsky.

Oops, I DDD it Again (and Again)

Using DDD for mapping a company’s core domain is quite known and one can find many case studies on that, but case studies for merging or re-dividing domains upon acquisition are harder to find.

As an R&D director at Taboola Ora had the opportunity of leading a technical due-diligence of an acquired company. During that time Taboola considered a few alternatives of how such an acquisition might look like from two main perspectives: organization structure and technical integration whereas the two obviously affect each other per Conway’s Law.

In addition, post acquisition previous assumptions turned out to be inaccurate and required further domain analysis, for finding a better solution.

During those challenging times, Ora found DDD to be a very practical tool for executing the relevant change.

If you are in a dynamic company where teams, products and domains grow fast and then split or merge, you need to constantly analyze the domains and consider alternatives for those changes. From his experience, DDD approach helps visualizing and considering these alternatives while being able to keep the discussion both business and technical.

In his talk, Ora will share the two years journey post acquisition. A journey in which domains merged and split due to a dynamic environment, for example: -Why they used DDD to decide an acquired team should stay as an isolated domain, acting as a supportive domain in the company -How they later merged part of a supportive domain into the core domain -How and why they ended up splitting the merged domain again

Ora Egozi-Barzilai

With 15 years of experience in designing architecture and leading groups, Ora’s passion lies in the connection of building an architecture that empowers and motivates teams to take e2e ownership on products.

DDD: Strategic Patterns and Microservices by Example

As Microservices have grown in popularity in recent years and quickly became the preferred method for many developers, more and more teams are facing difficulties integrating and extending them with the high cadence promise they initially delivered.

That was the case a few years ago at Fiverr, the world's largest marketplace for digital services. After adopting a Microservices architecture, development was a breeze compared to the mighty monolith... but once the honeymoon period was over thier progress was slowing down as they encountered issues such as:

  • Losing transactionality inside a service boundar
  • Unclear data ownership
  • Intertwined and non business focused services
  • Dependency graph for deployments

If you feel you are approaching the end of your Microservices honeymoon period, then this talk is for you!

Erik will explain what DDD's Strategic Patterns are and how adopting them helped them to better align their tech with the business, facilitate team autonomy and ownership and most importantly deliver high quality products faster!

Erik Ashepa

Erik is an IDF Programming School (Mamram) honour graduate with 10 years of experience in software development, project management and architecture with a proven record of leading product development in startup and growth companies.

18 Heuristics to Discover you Contexts Boundaries

Microservices need DDD absolutely. Bounded Contexts, a key DDD ingredient, are the tool of choice to define services boundaries that won’t end up in a complete disaster at runtime and at deploy time.

In this talk you’ll learn 18 different heuristics to help identify the boundaries of your Bounded Contexts and services, and to gain confidence before committing to your decision. You’ll discover how to split your monolith correctly. And it will be fun, with a few other surprises as well!

Cyrille Martraire

Cyrille Martraire is CTO and partner at Arolla, the founder of the Paris Software Craftsmanship community and a regular speaker at international conferences.

From Capabilities to Services: Modelling for business-IT Alignment

The IT industry seems to go through cycles of re-discovery of lost knowledge with every new generation of developers, which probably is not so odd considering the exponential growth of practitioners. Allegedly half of the programmers today are juniors, which means many of them have yet to encounter the challenges faced decades ago.

For example, many run the risk of falling into the trap of modelling services around domain entities, risking ending up with a distributed monolith with its devastating coupling, fragility, and cognitive nightmare. Luckily, there are shoulders to stand on to get out of the quagmire, or even better, prevent getting on to that slippery slope in the first place.

Being conscious of fallacies like those of distributed computing and anti-patterns like functional decomposition and entity services are all well and good, and necessary heuristics to good service design, but one often crave more concrete guidance. There are many great techniques to consider, like context mapping, user story mapping, event storming, and value chain analysis, but in this talk Trond will focus on the lost art of business capability modelling. The thesis is that a technique that was relevant in the pre-computing era might be just as useful and relevant when splitting monoliths into a mesh of autonomous (micro)services.

Maybe they could even help dentify subdomains, contexts, and organisational structures; in effect constructing a sociotechnical system?

Trond Hjorteland

Trond is an IT architect from the consulting firm Scienta and has many years experience with large, complex, and business critical systems, primarily as a developer and architect on middleware and backend systems. His main interest in the last decade has been service-orientation, domain-driven design, event driven architectures, and sociotechnical systems, working in industries like telecom, media, TV, and public sector. Mantra: You have to become the business in able to design solutions that truly fit their needs.their needs.

Micro Frontends – a Strive for Fully Verticalized Systems

Microservices brought you significant benefits, which allow you to structure teams based on business capabilities, improve scalability and enable the flexibility of being polyglot. Unfortunately, these powerful architectures are often complemented by a feature-rich browser application which ends up way too often in the creation of as a single, big and sprawling frontend-monolith.

The approach of micro frontends is an effective strategy to tackle this problem and first appeared at the end of 2016 on the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. By going into detail about the idea of extending the concepts of microservices to the frontend world, the importance of end-to-end verticals, the difference of an orchestration- or choreography-based implementation, and the trade-offs in reusability become reasonable.

Upon a closer look at the advantages and challenges you’ve experienced in customer projects, it turns out that micro frontends are not a silver bullet either. Rather, they are suited for a specific set of problems. In a nutshell, micro frontends can be a powerful tool to avoid frontend monoliths and this talk will give you the needed knowledge to decide if it’s the right one for the job.

David Leitner

David Leitner is an Enthusiastic Software Professional from Vienna who is working in various projects using a bunch of different stacks and environments. He spends much of his time on the frontlines tackling the challenges of scaling software and complex domains. A software engineer with more than 10 years’ experience preferring his code simple and small instead of clever and edgy. David enjoys sharing his knowledge as speaker at conferences and as a lecturer for his post-diploma courses at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna.

Observe the System: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Observability is one of the buzzwords of the day. You have the 3 pillars, a plethora of tools, great books. You moved your monolithic apps that lived in the datacenter to distributed microservices in the cloud, with the promised land of cost savings and an Agile organisation. However, are you delivering more business value?

Today, you send metrics to the systems managed by the Operations Team and at the same time to the Business Intelligence systems. However, you have the will for your teams to have autonomy and ownership of the systems which they put into production. How can you merge the best of both worlds, giving autonomy to your development teams, have a reliable system and increase the business value delivered?

Join João on his journey, using collaboration techniques from the DDD community to discover the Domain Events that generated business value and how it is related to the technical components of the system. During his talk, he will address the challenges of bringing the two sides of the same coin together, creating a healthy environment among all parties.

João Rosa

João Rosa is a Software Developer working as Consultant at Xebia, focused on delivering quality software that matters. Believes in the software crafts to provide software in sustainable peace; he is a DDD, BDD and TDD practitioner. He can't live without his CI/CD pipeline.

Awesome CI/CD Data Pipelines for Distributed Data-Sources

The foundational principle of microservices is to segregate functionality into abstracted units. What if you want to empower your business with self-service access to almost every data source?

Bringing data together after painstakingly designing separation is counter-intuitive. Would you even have any of the benefits of a micro-service architecture anymore if you have one big fat database with all your data in it?

Chris will explain how, at Landbay, we maintain totally different data stores and built an awesome downstream data-warehouse reporting solution with a robust data pipeline. He will cover the Dos & Don’t as he talks through the evolution of the data pipeline architecture, touching on many technologies as he goes, from Redshift, Glue & Apache Spark to Stitch, dbt, Great Expectations & binlogs on the cloud.

Chris Burrell

Chris joined Landbay, a peer-to-peer fin-tech start up as the lead software engineer and then Head of Technology. With 10+ years’ of commercial experience, he designed, developed and continues to deliver the microservice architecture that was built from the ground-up to 50+ microservices. Prior to working with Landbay, his most recent roles involved helping architect and develop some of the largest UK customer-facing platforms in the UK, such as the EE online shop, Three, The AA, Vodafone, etc. Outside of his work life, Chris develops some open-source Bible study software.

Keynote: Simon Warley

Join Simon for his Keynote talk at muCon London 2019!

Simon Wardley

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer system

Jimmy Nilsson

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Jimmy Nilsson

Jimmy Nilsson is co-founder of factor10 and a coding architect with the focus on the business of his customers.

Keynote: Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman is a Microsoft Regional director and a long-time Microsoft MVP. She makes her living as a mentor and consultant to software teams around the world.

Dennis Doomen

Dennis Doomen

Dennis is a veteran architect in the .NET space with a special interest in Domain Driven Design, CQRS, Event Sourcing and everything agile.

Keynote: Michael Feathers

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Michael C. Feathers

Michael Feathers is founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, which specialise in software and organisation design, and was previously Chief Scientist of Obtiva. He has worked with hundreds of organisations to revitalise their code as well as support in process change and software design. Michael is a powerful voice on the relationship between complex code evolution and output efficiency within organisations.

Business Design Centre

Situated in Islington, one of London’s most vibrant areas, the BDC is within walking distance of Angel tube station and relatively close to Kings Cross, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Euston stations. Conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone, the venue also benefits from on-site car parking, an adjacent Hilton Hotel, and has disabled access.

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Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, GB


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Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now closed! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Volunteer at muCon London 2019!

Interested in Microservices, DDD and Software architecture, and eager to learn the latest news? You have the chance to get a free ticket to muCon London 2019! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference and assisting us during the conference itself! You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time.

Are you ready then? Email us at conference-team@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for muCon London 2019! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed about one month prior to the conference.

muCon London 2019 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our muCon London 2019 Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend the conference for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference. Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility:

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at muCon London 2019!

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Joining us for µCon London 2019 and want more? Make it a whole week of muCon learning with these fringe courses...

Call or email our team about the µCon London 2019 Fringe Package for a special discount on bundle tickets!

Alberto Brandolini's EventStorming Workshop

4th - 5th June 2019

Want to explore how to model a complex business process, or the whole company software landscape without being trapped in an endless boring analysis phase? During this two-day workshop learn to develop an accurate model for your problem domain, develop strategies to model key areas and effectively manage the whole system. Leverage collaborative design, without falling into the common pitfalls from data-driven architectures.

Get your ticket here.

Russ Miles' Microservices Workshop

3rd - 5th June 2019

Join this hands-on, extremely practical three-day workshop and learn how and why to design, deploy and manage micro service based architectures. Using microservices, this course will teach you how to build software that adapts as fast as your business and requirements do. This course will teach you how to understand why Antifragile Software is the key to enabling software systems that thrive on change and enable innovation and architect, design, build, deploy and manage antifragile software systems using microservices.

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Fast Track to RESTful Microservices

4th - 6th June 2019

Are you ready to learn how to design and build microservices with RESTful APIs? Join Jim Webber for his comprehensive three-day course at the leading edge of REST and Microservices and learn how to design and build microservices with RESTful APIs through examples in code, live demos and design challenges, together with lively discussion to help mature our thinking on what makes a competent microservices ecosystem.

Get your ticket here.

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Overview

muCon - The Conference on Microservices, DDD & Software Architecture is the evolution of muCon London and DDD eXchange.

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A 3 day conference on everything Microservices, DDD and Software Architecture

This new conference builds on the successes of the original muCon and our DDD eXchange, the latter being one of our longest running Conferences. Broadening the conversations with these key themes - Microservices and DDD - beyond each individual Conference, we have developed these crucial topics to create a bigger event with a stronger focus on software design and architecture.

The new muCon London 2019 will give you the chance to explore these topics in greater depth across a three day Conference with multiple tracks of thought-provoking content.

The flexibility of these topics will allow you to cherry-pick the talks most relevant to you, or try something completely new.

Once again you'll have the chance to learn from leading experts on Microservices, DDD and Software Architecture - with VIP keynotes from the likes of Michael C. Feathers, Julie Lerman, Simon Wardley and many more to be announced soon! Explore our confirmed speakers here.

Follow us at #mucon for all the latest updates on the conference!

Tickets

We have some great Early Bird offers still available, so if you are planning to join us for three days packed with microservices fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

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Code of Conduct

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Programme

Lightning Talk: A Wild Domain Expert Appears!

Domain-Driven Design is easy, they said. Just talk to your domain expert, they said. Fun and profit, they said. Enthusiastic and intoxicated by the word of Evans you paraded into the office, blue book under your arm, with a curious mind just waiting to be filled with amazing knowledge and insights from your domain expert. But he didn’t show up.

Who is this domain expert anyways, and why is he so crucial to us? And more importantly, where is he?

In this lightning talk you’ll get receive a fresh perspective on the different types of domain experts you encounter in the wild - including, but not limited to the manager who long lost track of the business, the contracted business analyst and of course the real domain expert - how to identify them, and how you can leverage their knowledge to shape excellent solutions in the heart of software.

Thomas Presthus

Thomas is a consultant from Norway who specializes in software architecture and development. He's been a practitioner of Domain-Driven Design for the past 7 years or so and finds great joy in pondering in business problems. Clients and colleagues know him as an energetic and passionate craftsman who loves to learn, experiment, fail and succeed while sharing his own experiences and knowledge. Having worked with too many languages and technologies to mention, Thomas has found the intersection between business and IT to be a far more rewarding approach to problem solving and easing up the everyday work of software development. He's known for holding workshops and talks for both his clients and at local user groups.

But What About the UI?

Ever since developers started breaking applications into services, be it in the era of SOA or more recently with microservices, they’ve struggled to incorporate user interfaces into their decoupled, distributed architectures.

We’ve all seen frontends versioned separately with tight coupling to dependent services, breaking cohesion. The rise of Backend-For-Frontend is real and so is the emerge of micro frontends. We all talk about composition, yet so many projects fail to implement actual composition. The result seem to be some kind of compromise proving hard to scale when multiple teams are involved - causing lock-step deployment, latency, bottlenecks and coordination issues.

What if you could find a viable solution that allowed you to scale development, keep distribution and cohesion and also provide composition of user interfaces?

This talk explores the different patterns available, and attempts to pinpoint their pros and cons, effectively serving as guidance to implementing proper composition. Thomas will go beyond the simple “Hello World” example that always seems to work, and you’ll learn patterns in modelling and designing that can actually be employed for composition.

Thomas Presthus

Thomas is a consultant from Norway who specializes in software architecture and development. He's been a practitioner of Domain-Driven Design for the past 7 years or so and finds great joy in pondering in business problems. Clients and colleagues know him as an energetic and passionate craftsman who loves to learn, experiment, fail and succeed while sharing his own experiences and knowledge. Having worked with too many languages and technologies to mention, Thomas has found the intersection between business and IT to be a far more rewarding approach to problem solving and easing up the everyday work of software development. He's known for holding workshops and talks for both his clients and at local user groups.

Strategic Design – the Joy of Multiple Models

Software development is model building. You rebuild a part of the world as a program and improve it by doing so.

A traditional approach is to reproduce the domain as accurate in every detail as possible – building the company-wide canonical domain model. But is this the actual goal of models? If you look close enough, you will see that a model is the exact oposite—a model is actually an abstraction of the reality in which only the essential parts are transferred. The inessential is left out of the model. What parts of the reality are essential or inessential is defined by the context.

A simple model is easier to understand than a complicated one. Therefore, it is a good idea to break a complex reality (i.e. domain) into multiple simple models. Exactly this effect is what the strategic design of DDD takes advantage of. Here instead of one complex company-wide model we build several small models that are easy to understand.

In this talk Henning will look into bounded context and the other tools that are available to to divide the domain into clearly separated models.

Henning Schwentner

Henning loves to code. He follows this passion as a software architect and consultant at WPS – Workplace Solutions in Hamburg, Germany. His projects are domain-driven, agile and in languages like Java, C# and even ABAP.

Building a Modern Edge Infrastructure for the Microservices World

Yelp operates a modern, heavily automated, autoscaling platform for microservices to enable reliability and elasticity. Designing and operating the edge infrastructure for such a platform is an interesting challenge. This talk, will review how they built and continue to evolve Yelp's edge infrastructure, using standard open source components and how they addressed resiliency challenges such as failover while operating over a highly elastic microservices platform.

Sargurunathan Mohan

Sarguru Nathan is a site reliability engineer who works on large scale infrastructure problems at Yelp, specifically focussing on the edge infrastructure. He is an open source contributor and lives in London.

Lightning Talk: Independent Services, Throw Your Hands Up At Me

Like most things pushed by Netflix, microservices are all anyone is talking about. And it's not just hype, there are real benefits at play: better scalability, technology independence, faster development, easier deployment, and increased resiliency to name a few.

But just because you cut your big scary monolith into itty bitty bite-sized chunks doesn't mean you're actually cashing in on all that microservices have to offer. In particular, this talk focuses on one fundamental question: Are your microservices independent? Microservices should be modelled as isolated units, but in reality, robust systems rely on cooperation between those different units. This seems like a Catch-22, but there is hope!

Heather will explore ways to minimise the dreaded deployment dependencies and cascading failures through a loosely-coupled client server relationship, well-defined interfaces, and automated contract testing in your build pipelines. She will also share how Landbay has cleaned up their own generated code dependencies, bolstering the resiliency and independence of their system without losing the speed and ease of normalised interfaces. Plus, it’s CI/CD friendly! To paraphrase the immortal words of Destiny’s Child, “If you're gonna call make sure it's your API you flaunt / depend on no one else to give you what you want.”

Heather Whyte

Heather is a software engineer who spends her days working on Java, microservices, and all the backend tools that help put them together. After years studying finance and working in operations around the world, she is currently focused on growing and improving the distributed microservice system at Landbay, a peer-to-peer FinTech start-up here in London.

What Do You Mean I Can’t Google It? - Search for Microservices

Google is an amazing tool, and let’s be honest, it has helped to build most of the software you’ve ever worked on. But when you are able to look up “that basketball dog movie” or “111th element” without having to recall cheesy 90s movie titles or knowing how to spell Roentgenium - people’s expectation of search go up.

But replicating search functionality for your own uses or users isn’t that simple, especially with microservices. Trying to retrieve data from multiple tables - never mind different databases or clusters – can easily balloon in complexity and load on your system.

That’s why Landbay built their own search microservice. Using Elasticsearch, custom indices, and event-driven messaging design patterns, a separate search microservice provides fast and flexible access to data across the whole platform. Searches happen in near-realtime, the frontend is able to dynamically generate search tables, control is centralized in configurations to make creating new searches a breeze, and you can completely re-index the system without any disruption to users.

Of course, the end result isn’t exactly the same as Google, but it definitely beats using complex search query boiler plate. Or Bing.

Heather Whyte

Heather is a software engineer who spends her days working on Java, microservices, and all the backend tools that help put them together. After years studying finance and working in operations around the world, she is currently focused on growing and improving the distributed microservice system at Landbay, a peer-to-peer FinTech start-up here in London.

On to Choreography 2.0!

Are you already using events to communicate between (micro) services or (DDD) aggregates? If so, this talk is for you! But if not ... then even more so! :-) Asynchronous communication and event choreographies gain popularity for good reasons. And yet you may get lost in an open sea of events only too easily - at ten degrees and without a life belt!

In the first part of his talk, Martin will show that events form the basis for a simple yet robust model that makes the technical complexity of distributed systems manageable. What distinguishes service internal events and event sourcing from service-external integration events? What connects both topics? Which DDD ideas and concepts help to get closer to the promise of low service coupling through events?

In the second part, Martin discusses why events and pub/sub seem to help less in business-wise complex scenarios. Does a practical need to model promises, intentions and contracts between services directly force us back into old school orchestration? Not necessarily! Martin will suggest and explore a powerful "choreography 2.0" pattern, with which the moment an intention emerges is modeled as a historical fact.

Last not least: expect Martin to show real code modeling event sourced sagas - plus a type safe (Kotlin) DSL to describe sagas declaratively.

Martin Schimak

For over a decade Martin has been working in complex domains like energy trading, telecommunication or wind tunnel organization. As a coder, he has had a soft spot for readable and testable APIs and enjoys working with sophisticated but lean state machines and process engines. As a domain coder, he is into Domain-Driven Design and integrates methods which shift his focus from technology to the user value of what he does. Martin is a contributor to several projects on GitHub and speaks at meetups and conferences like ExploreDDD, O'Reilly and KanDDDinsky.

Oops, I DDD it Again (and Again)

Using DDD for mapping a company’s core domain is quite known and one can find many case studies on that, but case studies for merging or re-dividing domains upon acquisition are harder to find.

As an R&D director at Taboola Ora had the opportunity of leading a technical due-diligence of an acquired company. During that time Taboola considered a few alternatives of how such an acquisition might look like from two main perspectives: organization structure and technical integration whereas the two obviously affect each other per Conway’s Law.

In addition, post acquisition previous assumptions turned out to be inaccurate and required further domain analysis, for finding a better solution.

During those challenging times, Ora found DDD to be a very practical tool for executing the relevant change.

If you are in a dynamic company where teams, products and domains grow fast and then split or merge, you need to constantly analyze the domains and consider alternatives for those changes. From his experience, DDD approach helps visualizing and considering these alternatives while being able to keep the discussion both business and technical.

In his talk, Ora will share the two years journey post acquisition. A journey in which domains merged and split due to a dynamic environment, for example: -Why they used DDD to decide an acquired team should stay as an isolated domain, acting as a supportive domain in the company -How they later merged part of a supportive domain into the core domain -How and why they ended up splitting the merged domain again

Ora Egozi-Barzilai

With 15 years of experience in designing architecture and leading groups, Ora’s passion lies in the connection of building an architecture that empowers and motivates teams to take e2e ownership on products.

DDD: Strategic Patterns and Microservices by Example

As Microservices have grown in popularity in recent years and quickly became the preferred method for many developers, more and more teams are facing difficulties integrating and extending them with the high cadence promise they initially delivered.

That was the case a few years ago at Fiverr, the world's largest marketplace for digital services. After adopting a Microservices architecture, development was a breeze compared to the mighty monolith... but once the honeymoon period was over thier progress was slowing down as they encountered issues such as:

  • Losing transactionality inside a service boundar
  • Unclear data ownership
  • Intertwined and non business focused services
  • Dependency graph for deployments

If you feel you are approaching the end of your Microservices honeymoon period, then this talk is for you!

Erik will explain what DDD's Strategic Patterns are and how adopting them helped them to better align their tech with the business, facilitate team autonomy and ownership and most importantly deliver high quality products faster!

Erik Ashepa

Erik is an IDF Programming School (Mamram) honour graduate with 10 years of experience in software development, project management and architecture with a proven record of leading product development in startup and growth companies.

18 Heuristics to Discover you Contexts Boundaries

Microservices need DDD absolutely. Bounded Contexts, a key DDD ingredient, are the tool of choice to define services boundaries that won’t end up in a complete disaster at runtime and at deploy time.

In this talk you’ll learn 18 different heuristics to help identify the boundaries of your Bounded Contexts and services, and to gain confidence before committing to your decision. You’ll discover how to split your monolith correctly. And it will be fun, with a few other surprises as well!

Cyrille Martraire

Cyrille Martraire is CTO and partner at Arolla, the founder of the Paris Software Craftsmanship community and a regular speaker at international conferences.

From Capabilities to Services: Modelling for business-IT Alignment

The IT industry seems to go through cycles of re-discovery of lost knowledge with every new generation of developers, which probably is not so odd considering the exponential growth of practitioners. Allegedly half of the programmers today are juniors, which means many of them have yet to encounter the challenges faced decades ago.

For example, many run the risk of falling into the trap of modelling services around domain entities, risking ending up with a distributed monolith with its devastating coupling, fragility, and cognitive nightmare. Luckily, there are shoulders to stand on to get out of the quagmire, or even better, prevent getting on to that slippery slope in the first place.

Being conscious of fallacies like those of distributed computing and anti-patterns like functional decomposition and entity services are all well and good, and necessary heuristics to good service design, but one often crave more concrete guidance. There are many great techniques to consider, like context mapping, user story mapping, event storming, and value chain analysis, but in this talk Trond will focus on the lost art of business capability modelling. The thesis is that a technique that was relevant in the pre-computing era might be just as useful and relevant when splitting monoliths into a mesh of autonomous (micro)services.

Maybe they could even help dentify subdomains, contexts, and organisational structures; in effect constructing a sociotechnical system?

Trond Hjorteland

Trond is an IT architect from the consulting firm Scienta and has many years experience with large, complex, and business critical systems, primarily as a developer and architect on middleware and backend systems. His main interest in the last decade has been service-orientation, domain-driven design, event driven architectures, and sociotechnical systems, working in industries like telecom, media, TV, and public sector. Mantra: You have to become the business in able to design solutions that truly fit their needs.their needs.

Micro Frontends – a Strive for Fully Verticalized Systems

Microservices brought you significant benefits, which allow you to structure teams based on business capabilities, improve scalability and enable the flexibility of being polyglot. Unfortunately, these powerful architectures are often complemented by a feature-rich browser application which ends up way too often in the creation of as a single, big and sprawling frontend-monolith.

The approach of micro frontends is an effective strategy to tackle this problem and first appeared at the end of 2016 on the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. By going into detail about the idea of extending the concepts of microservices to the frontend world, the importance of end-to-end verticals, the difference of an orchestration- or choreography-based implementation, and the trade-offs in reusability become reasonable.

Upon a closer look at the advantages and challenges you’ve experienced in customer projects, it turns out that micro frontends are not a silver bullet either. Rather, they are suited for a specific set of problems. In a nutshell, micro frontends can be a powerful tool to avoid frontend monoliths and this talk will give you the needed knowledge to decide if it’s the right one for the job.

David Leitner

David Leitner is an Enthusiastic Software Professional from Vienna who is working in various projects using a bunch of different stacks and environments. He spends much of his time on the frontlines tackling the challenges of scaling software and complex domains. A software engineer with more than 10 years’ experience preferring his code simple and small instead of clever and edgy. David enjoys sharing his knowledge as speaker at conferences and as a lecturer for his post-diploma courses at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna.

Observe the System: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Observability is one of the buzzwords of the day. You have the 3 pillars, a plethora of tools, great books. You moved your monolithic apps that lived in the datacenter to distributed microservices in the cloud, with the promised land of cost savings and an Agile organisation. However, are you delivering more business value?

Today, you send metrics to the systems managed by the Operations Team and at the same time to the Business Intelligence systems. However, you have the will for your teams to have autonomy and ownership of the systems which they put into production. How can you merge the best of both worlds, giving autonomy to your development teams, have a reliable system and increase the business value delivered?

Join João on his journey, using collaboration techniques from the DDD community to discover the Domain Events that generated business value and how it is related to the technical components of the system. During his talk, he will address the challenges of bringing the two sides of the same coin together, creating a healthy environment among all parties.

João Rosa

João Rosa is a Software Developer working as Consultant at Xebia, focused on delivering quality software that matters. Believes in the software crafts to provide software in sustainable peace; he is a DDD, BDD and TDD practitioner. He can't live without his CI/CD pipeline.

Awesome CI/CD Data Pipelines for Distributed Data-Sources

The foundational principle of microservices is to segregate functionality into abstracted units. What if you want to empower your business with self-service access to almost every data source?

Bringing data together after painstakingly designing separation is counter-intuitive. Would you even have any of the benefits of a micro-service architecture anymore if you have one big fat database with all your data in it?

Chris will explain how, at Landbay, we maintain totally different data stores and built an awesome downstream data-warehouse reporting solution with a robust data pipeline. He will cover the Dos & Don’t as he talks through the evolution of the data pipeline architecture, touching on many technologies as he goes, from Redshift, Glue & Apache Spark to Stitch, dbt, Great Expectations & binlogs on the cloud.

Chris Burrell

Chris joined Landbay, a peer-to-peer fin-tech start up as the lead software engineer and then Head of Technology. With 10+ years’ of commercial experience, he designed, developed and continues to deliver the microservice architecture that was built from the ground-up to 50+ microservices. Prior to working with Landbay, his most recent roles involved helping architect and develop some of the largest UK customer-facing platforms in the UK, such as the EE online shop, Three, The AA, Vodafone, etc. Outside of his work life, Chris develops some open-source Bible study software.

Keynote: Simon Warley

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Simon Wardley

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer system

Jimmy Nilsson

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Jimmy Nilsson

Jimmy Nilsson is co-founder of factor10 and a coding architect with the focus on the business of his customers.

Keynote: Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman is a Microsoft Regional director and a long-time Microsoft MVP. She makes her living as a mentor and consultant to software teams around the world.

Dennis Doomen

Dennis Doomen

Dennis is a veteran architect in the .NET space with a special interest in Domain Driven Design, CQRS, Event Sourcing and everything agile.

Keynote: Michael Feathers

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Michael C. Feathers

Michael Feathers is founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, which specialise in software and organisation design, and was previously Chief Scientist of Obtiva. He has worked with hundreds of organisations to revitalise their code as well as support in process change and software design. Michael is a powerful voice on the relationship between complex code evolution and output efficiency within organisations.

Venue

Business Design Centre

Situated in Islington, one of London’s most vibrant areas, the BDC is within walking distance of Angel tube station and relatively close to Kings Cross, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Euston stations. Conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone, the venue also benefits from on-site car parking, an adjacent Hilton Hotel, and has disabled access.

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Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now closed! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Volunteer at muCon London 2019!

Interested in Microservices, DDD and Software architecture, and eager to learn the latest news? You have the chance to get a free ticket to muCon London 2019! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference and assisting us during the conference itself! You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time.

Are you ready then? Email us at conference-team@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for muCon London 2019! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed about one month prior to the conference.

muCon London 2019 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our muCon London 2019 Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend the conference for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference. Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility:

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at muCon London 2019!

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Fringe

Joining us for µCon London 2019 and want more? Make it a whole week of muCon learning with these fringe courses...

Call or email our team about the µCon London 2019 Fringe Package for a special discount on bundle tickets!

Alberto Brandolini's EventStorming Workshop

4th - 5th June 2019

Want to explore how to model a complex business process, or the whole company software landscape without being trapped in an endless boring analysis phase? During this two-day workshop learn to develop an accurate model for your problem domain, develop strategies to model key areas and effectively manage the whole system. Leverage collaborative design, without falling into the common pitfalls from data-driven architectures.

Get your ticket here.

Russ Miles' Microservices Workshop

3rd - 5th June 2019

Join this hands-on, extremely practical three-day workshop and learn how and why to design, deploy and manage micro service based architectures. Using microservices, this course will teach you how to build software that adapts as fast as your business and requirements do. This course will teach you how to understand why Antifragile Software is the key to enabling software systems that thrive on change and enable innovation and architect, design, build, deploy and manage antifragile software systems using microservices.

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Fast Track to RESTful Microservices

4th - 6th June 2019

Are you ready to learn how to design and build microservices with RESTful APIs? Join Jim Webber for his comprehensive three-day course at the leading edge of REST and Microservices and learn how to design and build microservices with RESTful APIs through examples in code, live demos and design challenges, together with lively discussion to help mature our thinking on what makes a competent microservices ecosystem.

Get your ticket here.

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      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • µCon London 2019 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All µCon London 2019 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Press

Would you like to write about muCon 2019? Do you blog on innovations on microservices? Come and join us at muCon London this year! If you blog about muCon 2019! and send us the link, we'll proudly feature you on these pages!

And if you would like to write an article or interview some of muCon's amazing speakers, inventors and thinkers this year, contact marketing team and have a chance to win a free press pass.

Press Pass Registration

Skills Matter gives out Press Passes to both in-house and freelance editors, journalists, bloggers and influencers. We encourage those who have a genuine passion for tech and love to share great stories with tech communities and industries to apply.

Apply for Skills Matter Press Pass

SkillsCasts

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