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Thursday, October 8 • 9:35am - 9:50am
Keynote Session Sponsored by CircleCI - Microservices: Just Another Tool in the Toolbox - Rob Zuber, CircleCI

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In the world of software development, we love to have strong opinions about architecture. Monoliths are great. Microservices will fix everything. “Micro” is too small, you need macroservices. It goes on and on. How can so many smart people have such wildly different answers? Can it mean anything except that there is no single right answer?

In this talk, CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber will discuss why context is everything, how to evaluate your options by returning to first principles, and why you should focus more on transition states than end states. Examples of CircleCI’s own architectural hits and misses will be reviewed with the lucidity of hindsight in order to discuss the decision-making tools and leadership approaches that could have improved the outcomes.

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Rob Zuber

CTO, CircleCI
Rob Zuber is a 20-year veteran of software startups; a four-time founder, and three-time CTO. Since joining CircleCI, Rob has seen the company through its Series E funding and delivered on product innovation at scale while leading a team of 150+ engineers who are distributed around... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2020 9:35am - 9:50am PDT
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