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Thursday, November 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Were Microservices a Huge Mistake?

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Were microservices a huge mistake?
Nick Schrock, the co-creator of GraphQL, posited that there will be a multi-billion dollar industry to clean up the mess that microservices will leave us with, and it will take years.

The backlash against the microservices is real. The promise to decompose a monolith turned into a nightmare of observability, async debugging, and stretching your CAP mojo to the limits.
But microservices stand tall and proud where they took hold with experienced teams. They solve the problems of those companies who could no longer maintain their monoliths. They allow remote work and create new flexibility in managing distributed teams building distributed systems.

What will happen to microservices idea going forward?  Our panel, with decades of wisdom between them, will find the answer together -- in a fierce debate where the truth is born!

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Alexy Khrabrov

Program Chair, Reactive Summit
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William Morgan

CEO, Buoyant
William Morgan is the CEO of Buoyant. Prior to founding Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he ran several teams building on product-facing backend infrastructure. He has worked at Powerset, Microsoft, adap.tv, and MITRE Corp, and has been contributing to... Read More →

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Pete Hunt

Software Engineer, Twitter
Software engineer at Twitter. Formerly CEO / cofounder at Smyte, and manager / engineer at Facebook. Early React.js team member.
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Kikia Carter

Software Engineer, Lightbend
Kiki Carter is a Principal Enterprise Architect at Lightbend, Inc. She has a passion for enterprise transformations & innovative solutions using emerging technologies to modernize heritage environments. She finds joy developing large scale, high performance distributed systems using... Read More →
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Chris Richardson

Founder, Eventuate
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris was also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com... Read More →
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Nick Schrock

Founder, Elementl
Nick is the founder/CEO of Elementl and the creator of Dagster (http://dagster.io) the data orchestrator for machine learning, analytics, and ETL. Prior to founding Elementl Nick was a principal engineer and director at Facebook and created GraphQL.

Thursday November 12, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST