When building modern architectures, the hard part isn’t learning Kubernetes or deciding whether or not to use Kafka.

Mindshift: how thinking differently is essential for modern architecture

Keynote Presentation

μCon: The Microservices eXchange

When
April 13, 2021

8:05am - 8:45am (EDT)

Where
 μCon: The Microservices eXchange, virtual conference

Cost
£99 + VAT

Overview

When building modern architectures, the hard part isn’t learning Kubernetes or deciding whether or not to use Kafka. The hard part is changing the way (almost) everyone thinks. Many of our mental models and communication patterns have been optimized for feature-driven software delivery. Which means … if we don’t change the mental models and communication patterns, we will deliver the exact same system we already have. Regardless of how performant our microservices are.

In this talk, we’ll explore this Mindshift: thinking in systems, designing for capabilities, drawing system boundaries, Agility at the core of learning teams and most of all, the essential patterns development teams can adopt when they get started.

Keynote Speaker

Diana Montalion - Principal, Architecture at Mentrix Group

Diana Montalion

Principal, architecture

Mentrix Group

If you’ve read The Economist, donated to Wikipedia, or contributed to The World Monuments Fund, you’ve interacted with systems that Diana helped to architect.

She has 15+ years experience delivering initiatives, independently or as part of a professional services group, to clients including Stanford, The Gates Foundation and Teach For All. She is co-founder of Mentrix Group, a consultancy providing enterprise systems architecture, technology strategy, and content systems development. She also takes meeting notes with a fountain pen and is an aspiring plant chef.