Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : Wage Your Bets: Microservice, Monolith, or Serverless

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Wage Your Bets: Microservice, Monolith, or Serverless

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Microservice, Monolith, and Serverless are some of the three architectural styles that have recently gained popularity. Some engineers swear one over the other, but in reality, there is no black and white: there are advantages and disadvantages, depending on each use case. For example, if the flow of your services are dependent on another and each service doesn’t need to scale independently, is it worth increasing the development power it needs to maintain infrastructure? In this talk, Michelle Hodges will provide the pros and cons of going one way versus another, providing real life examples of how things didn’t work out when architectural decisions weren’t vetted deep enough. Learn how to get engineers and business alike to have initial conversations on the route they’d like to take on their next project.

Michelle Hodges
Red Ventures

Michelle Hodges is an engineer at Slalom Build and is the president of Women Leaders in Tech, a nonprofit organization she founded to shift perspectives on gender biases in tech. After managing operations at a fast-growing IT startup, Michelle fell in love with the tech industry and delved deep into learning back-end engineering. She's dabbled in writing back-end services and tools in Go, C#, NodeJS, and Python, while also touching front-end frameworks such as React and Redux. Shortly after becoming a software engineer, Michelle was introduced to the notion of DevOps and immediately became impassioned with the world of automation and serverless infrastructure. She has decided that building and securing infrastructure in the cloud will be the main focus of her career. In 2018, Michelle and her husband created an open source application, hideNsneak, that assists penetration testers in deploying mass amount of cloud infrastructure for red teaming purposes.