YOW! Night 2018 on Microservices

Microservices – Breaking up the Monolith

Many companies are making the journey from monolith to microservices in order to unlock testability, scalability and rapid deployment. Those who have gone down this path can attest to its challenging nature. There are some standard approaches and common pitfalls yet there is no magic one-size-fits-all solution.In this series of talks, presenters will discuss their real-world experiences with breaking up the monolith: the challenges they faced from the outset; the paths they chose and the ones abandoned; what went well, what didn’t, and what they would do differently.


Asela Mallawaaratchy
Asela is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM with almost 10 years experience in the industry. He is a developer on IBM Watson Content Hub, a large distributed scalable multi tenant SaaS Content Management System built from the ground up to run in the cloud Asela works mainly on writing Scala based microservices with NoSQL databases, docker, kafka, REST and more. He also has years of experience in Java and other languages.

Chaitanya Kuber (For Brisbane and Sydney)
Chaitanya is a technology leader with a passion for empowering teams to build customer-centric products. He has built and scaled teams with microservices as the basis, to bring increased resilience and enhanced scalability to the platform and the team. This has enabled deep domain ownership, reduced time to market, but above all, teams with a strong culture of autonomy and mastery. Chaitanya has worked across several problem domains and in various roles at successful startups like BigCommerce and Hey You. At Hey You, he built the engineering team that helped launch the new brand and scale the platform. He pioneered a planning process across all functions of the business that provided great agility and unification of purpose. Engineering @ Expedia is is all about scale and here he is on the journey from Monolith to microservices as Director of Technology with the Flights Team.

Joel Robotham (For Melbourne)
Joel is an Architect at REA Group with almost 20 years of software experience. He works in the team responsible for developing and operating the realestate.com.au website, mobile applications and supporting APIs. Joel has a passion for building & supporting systems that scale to support millions of consumers using technologies like Scala, NodeJS, Elasticsearch, Docker and AWS.


5:30 pm Welcome networking with refreshments
6:00 pm Presentation followed by Q&A

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Register: Oct 16 – Sydney | Oct 18 – Brisbane | Nov 01 – Melbourne