Keep Calm and Carry On: Scaling Your Org with Microservices

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:55am10:50am

Charity Majors, Honeycomb, and Bridget Kromhout, Pivotal

Abstract: 

Ask people about their experience rolling out microservices, and one theme dominates: engineering is the easy part, people are super hard! Everybody knows about Conway's Law, everybody knows they need to make changes to their organization to support a different product model, but what are those changes? How do you know if you're succeeding or failing, if people are struggling and miserable or just experiencing the discomfort of learning new skills? We'll talk through real stories of pain and grief as people modernize their team and their stack.

Charity Majors, Honeycomb

CEO/cofounder of honeycomb.io. Previously ran operations at Parse/Facebook, managing a massive fleet of MongoDB replica sets as well as Redis, Cassandra, and MySQL. Worked closely with the RocksDB team at Facebook to develop and roll out the world's first Mongo+Rocks deployment using the pluggable storage engine API. Likes single malt scotch; kind of a snob about it.

Bridget Kromhout, Pivotal

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if 'cloud' can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences the world over, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at bridgetkromhout.com, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.

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BibTeX
@conference {201759,
author = {Charity Majors and Bridget Kromhout},
title = {Keep Calm and Carry On: Scaling Your Org with Microservices},
year = {2017},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = mar,
}

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