At QCon London, Matt Heath, Distributed Systems Engineer at Monzo Bank, presented “Building a Bank with Golang”. Key takeaways included: Golang’s focus on simplicity and readability in combination with excellent concurrency primitives making this a language well-suited for creating “high volume, low latency, distributed applications”.
Deliveroo has grown dramatically the last years, both in terms of business and IT, and is facing a lot of technical challenges with its large monolithic application. The solution is to go distributed, but without microservices, Greg Beech noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, describing their move from a monolith into a distributed system.
The world is concurrent with everything around us asynchronous and event oriented. Concurrency and the cloud are things every developer will have to deal with in the future, Joe Duffy claimed in his keynote at the recent QCon London conference. At the heart of this is communication, which is essential both for concurrent and distributed systems.
Is it Possible to Test Programmable Infrastructure? Matt Long at QCon London Made the Case for "Yes"
At QCon London, Matt Long, QA Consultant at OpenCredo presented “Testing Programmable Infrastructure with Ruby”. Key takeaways included: it is possible to test programmable infrastructure at the unit, integration, and acceptance level; Ruby provides the power of a full programming language for integration and acceptance tests, and is often understood by both testers and sysadmins;
At QCon London, Jonas Bonér, CTO at Lightbend, presented “From Microliths to Microsystems”, and explored microservices from first principles, and discussing the architectural style in the context of distributed systems. Key takeaways included: avoid building ‘microliths’, and instead create systems that are resilient and elastic; and practice events-first Domain-Driven Design (DDD).
Women are leaving the tech industry because they are unhappy, don't feel valued or lack access to opportunities. We need to create environments that retain and grow employees, regardless of what they look like on the outside, argued Kate Heddleston. During her QCon London talk she suggested a process that organizations can use if they want to create equal access opportunities.
Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start: QCon New York 2017 (June 26 - 30, 2017) Update
The 6th Annual QCon New York, a practitioner-driven conference designed for software architects/tech leads/leaders who influence innovation in their teams, has opened registrations. QCon New York will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis and has tickets on sale for $1840 through Feb 4th.
With just under 50 days to go before QCon London 2017, tickets for the 11th annual technology conference hosted at the iconic Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center March 6-8 are moving quickly.
QCon London 2017, the 11th annual practitioner-driven conference designed for team leads, architects and influencers driving innovation in their teams, hosts more than 125 speakers across 18 concurrent tracks over three days. Track topics have been finalized and published. Ticket sales for this year’s conference are off to a fast start - register before December 17 2016 and save £360.
Ronit Avni’s QConSF session provided information on how to ensure that your verbal message (your speech) does not get lost among other messages sent by visual or other vocal distractions.
Mitch Shepard discussed why there are fewer women in leadership roles, why diversity is better for business, and what the IT community can do to encourage women in leadership.
Michael Lopp gave the second keynote at QCon San Francisco; titled "The Second Act" he explored what cultural changes are necessary when growing an organisation from building one product to building a business that builds products.
Amber Case gave the opening keynote talk at QCon San Francisco. She spoke about the history and current state of virtual reality interfaces, the challenges faced by augmented reality and how these can be overcome as people become more comfortable with the advances in technology.
QConSF 2016 Early Look: facts about the conference, best talks, networking dinners and much more.
QCon returns to London for the 11th annual software conference March 6-8, 2017.