Announcing Keynote No. 1 – Fred George


Let us elaborately introduce our first keynote speaker of Codemotion Berlin 2016 – Fred George

Fred is an industry consultant, and has been writing code for over 46 years in (by his count) over 70 languages. He has delivered projects and products across his career, and in the last decade alone, has worked in the US, India, China, and the UK. He started ThoughtWorks University in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90’s. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading edge ideas, most recently advocating Micro Service Architectures and flat team structures (under the moniker of Programmer Anarchy). Oh, and he still writes code! This is what you can expect from his keynote:

It’s not just microservices – Complementary and necessary support for Microservices

MicroServices has officially come of age. The first book is out, with more on the way. Dedicated conferences exist. MeetUps have been running for months. But success is not automatic. MicroServices have emerged in many places in parallel, a product of technological enablers. Success, however, will be elusive unless:

● The proper complementary technologies are exploited,

● IT processes adjust,

● The business is engaged in nontraditional

fashion, and

● Roles and responsibilities are (sometimes radically) adjusted.

In this talk, we address all these points, citing examples from past engagements. Initially we motivate the fundamental drive behind MicroServices: Faster time to market. In plain language, we first explore the technology trends that have facilitated the emergence of MicroServices.

But embracing the technology changes is not sufficient. Going faster can be crippled if supporting IT processes are not implemented. Further, the IT business interaction changes to truly exploit MicroServices. We will do into some detail about the nature of these changes and successful recent implementations.

We wrap up by addressing the impact to roles and responsibilities, a challenging and key aspect of MicroService success. We will delve into some detail on an implementation in a large, traditional business.

Who can benefit the most from attending the talk?

Project leaders, developers, project managers, and project offices will benefit from understanding the impact of MicroService adoption to their organization, while also understanding the impact of not†morphing their processes and organization to truly exploit MicroServices.

Check out previous talks of Fred George for instance the following talk held at GOTO Amsterdam 2015 – we are looking forward to it!

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