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2 DAY CONFERENCE

µCon London 2017: The Microservices Conference

Topics covered at #mucon

Monday, 6th - Tuesday, 7th November at CodeNode, London

29 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

Speed of change matters to anyone building software. Many engineering teams have identified Microservices as an important component of this architectural approach to designing more flexible systems that can meet the needs of their fast changing businesses. Applying this approach however, is hard. And ideas and practices are still very much evolving. To help with that, we've launched muCon - a conference to learn about emerging technologies and approaches, share challenges and evolve practices and ideas.

Join us at muCon London on November 6-7th 2017

Join µCon 2017 to learn how other teams have adopted microservices and what they learned along the way. Help shape the conversation in discussions with some of the worlds leading architects and microservices experts. Share the challenges you are facing, the technologies you are exploring and the skills you have gained with 400 other engineers passionate about creating highly flexible systems that rock. Follow us at #mucon for all the latest updates on the conference!

Thank you for making muCon London 2016 such an amazing conference! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did! Find below some more information, and stay in the loop!

Check out muCon 2016's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!



Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great Early Bird offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with Android fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is CLOSED!

Many thanks to all of you for submitting a proposal! The programme will be published shortly, keep an eye on this page to keep up to date with our announcements!

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

Join us for the muCon London Bytes evening events at CodeNode

Want to stay in the loop with the latest developments within the microservices community?

Join us at the brand new muCon London Bytes series we'll be hosting at CodeNode leading up to muCon 2017!

Find more information here!

Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

Day 1: Day 1: Monday 6th November 2017

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track CTRL ALT/TAB
08:00

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to muCon 2017 - Day 1!

09:15

Keynote: Hello Microservice, Production hates you.

Russ Miles

All levels


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10:00

Coffee & Tea Break

10:15

Build Confidence in Your System with Chaos Engineering

Sylvain Hellegouarch


stressors devops microservices

Serverless APIs in Swift

Rob Allen


apache swift apis openwhisk serverless mucon microservices
11:00

Coffee & Tea Break

11:15

Building “Twelve-Factor" Serverless Applications

Chris Munns


lambda aws 12-factor api-gateway serverless mucon microservices

Pragmatic Approaches to the Event Horizon

Kingsley Davies


mucon microservices
12:00

Coffee & Tea Break

12:15

Ultimate Guide to Microservice Architecture

Huseyin Babal


daas java spring-boot iot devops

Building Reactive Microservices using Elementary Particles - Polyglot Message and Event Based Systems using Muon

David Dawson


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13:00

Lunch

14:00

DecSecOps - How to Continuously Integrate Security into DevOps with the Open Source Way

Daniel Oh

All levels


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Where’s My Money Gone? - Microservices in a Fin-Tech Business

Thomas Badie

Beginner


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14:45

Coffee & Tea Break

15:00

What’s the Future of Container and cloud Native Storage?

Cheryl Hung


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2

Break your Event Chains!

Bernd Rücker and Martin Schimak


serverless mucon microservices
15:45

Coffee & Tea Break

16:00

Lightning Talk: CDC testing is dead – Long Live Swagger!

Chris Burrell


cdc-testing mucon microservices
16:15

Lightning Talk: Polyglot Event Sourcing and DDD in 15 minutes

David Dawson


mucon microservices
16:30

Lightning Talk: Refactoring Conway's law: Building teams to build microservices

David Genn


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16:45

Beer Break

17:15

Keynote: Scalable and Available Microservices with Docker

Laura Frank

All levels


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18:00

Pizza & Drinks

21:00

End of Day 1 of muCon - See you tomorrow!

Day 2: Day 2: Tuesday 7th November 2017

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track CTRL ALT/TAB
08:00

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to muCon 2017 - Day 2!

09:15

Keynote: Scaling, Decentralization, and Utopia

Michael C. Feathers

All levels


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10:00

Coffee & Tea Break

10:15

Guns, Germs, and Steel (and Microservices?)

Daniel Bryant

All levels


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Testing Programmable Infrastructure

Matt Long


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11:00

Coffee & Tea Break

11:15

How We Use Go to Build a Distributed Bank

Irina Bednova


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Reactive Microservices: going from 0 to 100 real quick

Gideon de Kok


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12:00

Coffee & Tea Break

12:15

Event Sourcing and Microservices

Greg Young


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Event-sourcing in an Eventually Consistent World: Building Reactive Microservices for the Unreliable Universe of IoT and Mobile

Lorenzo Nicora

Intermediate


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13:00

Lunch

14:00

Transactional actors with Vert.x

Michael Musgrove


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6 Minutes from Code Commit to Live – You Won’t Believe How We Did It!

Chris Burrell

Intermediate


jenkins-2.0 continuous-deployment continuous-delivery mucon microservices
14:45

Coffee & Tea Break

15:00
2

Microservice Edge Testing

Rand Davis and Nikhil Barthwal


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Declare, verify and execute microservices-based process flows with Baker

Nikola Kasev

Intermediate


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15:45

Coffee & Tea Break

16:00

Services Assemble! Apply MVP Principles to Create Cutting-Edge Microservices Without Chaos with Spring Cloud/Netflix OSS

Mark Heckler


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A Not SO(A) Trivial Question!

Tareq Abedrabbo

All levels


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16:45

Beer Break

17:15

Keynote: Extreme Prototyping

Mel Conway


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18:00

muCon 2017 Wrap-up

18:15

End of muCon 2017 - See you in 2018!

Rocker and microservices maestro Russ Miles shares some excitement for this November's MuCon!




I am speaking at a number of great conferences in late 2017 and one I'm really looking forward to is MuCon London 2017 in November. When I originally collaborated with the wonderful folks at Skills Matter on the idea for the conference I could never have anticipated the tenacity of the subject still going strong years later! It seems that the combination of being interesting, technical, and topically diverse keeps the force strong with this one!

So why am I particularly excited this year? Well, mainly because it's an opportunity to revisit a topic very close to my heart, namely - How the complex sociotechnical system of software development learns and improves. At first glance, this might not immediately leap out as being microservices-related, but when you understand that microservices is as much a cultural and organisational pattern as it is a technical manifestation, things hopefully become a little clearer.


Oh and once again I'll be bringing my trusty Les Paul along with a new song this time; nothing sets the tone of the angst of running microservices in production like a short musical intro!

I hope you can make it to MuCon this year, it's going to be incredibly informative and fun (as always) and I'm looking forward to having those all-important conversations between the session with everyone who can make it.

See you there!

Find out more about Russ and his work with / talks on Microservices here on his website.

Interested in joining Russ and other experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


Serverless, APIs AND Swift?! Microservices star Rob Allen has all three covered at MuCon 2017!




I'm excited to be speaking at this year's µCon in London about Serverless APIs in Swift. If you've been following me for a while, you'll notice immediately that this talk covers three things that I'm excited about which is pretty amazing! Swift is a lovely statically typed language that fits me well in the way it thinks. Since being open sourced, it now also targets Linux and so it a contender for fast, efficient microservices on the server. I particularly like its emphasis on safety and helping the developer avoid mistakes with features such as optionals and closed switch statements. A philosophy of immutable-by-default is just the icing on the cake for me!

Professionally, I write and integrate with APIs a lot; they are the way that we connect disparate services together to create products that are greater than the sum of the parts. As an integrator, good APIs matter a lot to me; I'll take any opportunity to help developers understand why we have standards and help them write great ones. There's a reason why we have multiple verbs in HTTP and understanding of idempotence can make a difference to the usefulness of your API. I'm freelance, so if you need API help, contact me!

This year, Gartner added serverless computing to its list of emerging technologies to watch. It estimates that we are 2 to 5 years from mainstream adoption of serverless, so now is the time to learn this technology and make plans to see how you can use it. There's a lot to like about the serverless (aka functions as a service) model. I particularly like that the management of servers, the operating system and scaling are all the provider's domain. Couple that with a payment model where you only pay if your code is executing and I think that this is an exciting technology.

In my talk at µCon, I'll be exploring these threads and showing you how APIs work in a serverless environment. I'll also show how I've used Swift to write API end points that preform interesting things and hopefully inspire you to go ahead and write your own serverless Swift applications. See you there?

Want to see what else MuCon 2017 has to offer? Head to the Programme Page for more info!


Internet of Things wizard Mark Heckler shares some Micoservices community insights pre-MuCon!




I'm very pleased to share that I'll be speaking at muCon London 2017, delivering the following session:

Services Assemble! Apply MVP Principles to Create Cutting-Edge Microservices Without Chaos with Spring Cloud/Netflix OSS

The folks at muCon/Skills Matter asked that I share a few insights regarding my talk, thoughts on muCon, etc. by answering a few questions/inquiries. I'm happy to do so! With that in mind, here we go.

I am excited to be joining this year's MuCon where I will be sharing my thoughts on...

In a nutshell, how to quickly build microservices that contribute to meeting actual business objectives. No organization will dominate (or perhaps even remain) long if they don't focus and continually refocus upon creating available, scalable, & resilient systems at velocity that provide real business value. To allow and empower your team to do that, you have to leverage proven patterns and enablers: this session will introduce those, show you how they work, and demonstrate via live coding how quickly you can spin up a robust foundation for your microservices architecture.

The best thing about being part of the microservices community is...

The community's constant desire to improve and do better! This is not a group that accepts "acceptable". If there is a way to deliver better software faster to production, they want to know about it. How can you not love that?!?

At MuCon, I most look forward to learning about...

In accordance with the previous point, anything new! Not for new's sake, but for genuinely different perspectives that might improve our ability to (again) deliver better working software faster to production.

My talk will be enjoyed by...

Architects, developers, & technical managers who are considering or building microservices/microservice architectures or who are struggling with velocity, resilience, or managing complexity. After providing valuable context, I start from zero and live code a full portfolio of microservices, providing explanations throughout. If you understand systems at some level & need/want to know more about microservices, I think you'll like this talk.

I think the most anticipated/exciting development for the microservices world over the next 12 months will be...

There are some interesting trends and developments that show real promise, but the most exciting development is, in my opinion, reactive streams-based microservices. Most existing distributed systems spend a lot of time blocking - waiting for upstream services, underlying data stores, etc. - and while it's easy to reason about imperative systems that operate largely by issuing requests and awaiting responses, those systems are generally less efficient and in turn, less scalable. This isn't a problem in all cases, or even in the majority of cases...but adding reactive capabilities to your system(s) enables you to tackle those requirements where traditional systems falter. Reactivity isn't a golden hammer, but it is a great tool to have in your toolbelt.

We're doing some really interesting work in that regard at Pivotal, as are others in the industry. Here is a sneak peek:

Project Reactor, a 4G lib for building non-blocking applications on the JVM

Project Reactor code repository on GitHub

And of course, there is much more! Ping me if you're interested. ;)

In conclusion

If you're in London 6-7 November, please join us at muCon! And do say hello...a session is a great way to get a conversation started, but it's no place to finish it. Hope to see you there!

Curious about what else is happening at MuCon? Head to the Programme Page for more info!


Follow Micoservices star Daniel Oh on a journey into DevSecOps at muCon London 2017!




From 2009, the DevOps term has been steadily promoted and brought into more mainstream usage for accelerating business agility with modern Microservices application, container platform, and culture transformation. In the meantime, IT Ops is always thinking of the security is a roadblock that should be removed from DevOps initiative or delivery pipeline. This maybe be true but may not because in most cases, security bugs can be addressed in the same way as other software defects.

In this era of DevOps, intent of DevSecOps is to build on the mindset that “everyone is responsible for security” with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at speed and scale to those who hold the highest level of context without sacrificing the safety required so DevSecOps term given that security and other important practices are supposed to already be an integral part of routine DevOps workflows. But the reality is that security often gets more lip service than thoughtful and systematic integration.

I am so excited to be joining this year's MuCon 2017 at London where I will be sharing my above thoughts on DevSecOps since I am specialized in Container, Microservices, Agile, DevOps, Open Source so I'm presenting this topics as evangelism stuff at multiple conference, summit like ApacheCon, Open Source Summit, Red Hat Summit.

Here is three takeaways if you attend to my session at this November's muCon 2017:


1.) What is DevSecOps and Why do we need?

2.) Security risks on DevOps for new paradigm

3.) Open source way to manage the risks

More importantly, you will discover what capabilities should be consider to begin your DevSecOps initiative for digital transformation and why a developer is the artisan of 21st century to make it happen so far.

I'm looking forward to having a great time for discovering, sharing, asking with everyone who can attend to this great event.

Feel free to reach out to me via @danieloh30 anytime if you have any questions.

Thanks!

- Daniel Oh

Check out the MuCon Programme Page to see what other great sessions are lined-up for this years MuCon!


Engineering expert Nikola Kasev shares some thoughts on the upcoming MuCon!




I am excited to be joining this year's MuCon where I will be sharing my thoughts on...

Imagine a large organisation that embarks on a tranformative journey with tens of teams working on tens of customer processes each. The organisation already has a micro-services based architecture with systems of record for customers, products and transactions. The customer processes are similiar, yet somewhat different. Each process spans across multiple micro-services. So you start thinking:

* How do I make sure that teams build APIs to support those processes in such a way that they can re-use logic already implemented by others?

* How do I address the need to change already built processes safely without breaking them?

* What if systems of record are unavailable, how to do handle that in my APIs in a uniform way?


* What if developers switch teams, how do they get up to speed quickly?

* Can the code be represented visually, so that developers can reason about the application logic comfortably and communicate with stakeholders?

In summary, when splitting an application into multiple pieces (micro-services), still somehow the pieces need to be put together for the complete functionality to be usable. With the Baker framework we've built we solve that. The best thing about being part of the microservices community is...

For me it's interesting to see patterns re-occuring as time passes by. Each new paradigm solves existing problems, but introduces new ones. For example with micro-services you apply the protocols of the Internet to solve issues like interoperability (think the days of SOAP and web-services for example). On the other hand, you see an emerging need to manage and accelerate container deployments of micro-services, canary releases, and many other new problems to tackle.

At MuCon, I most look forward to learning about...

How other companies apply micro-services to solve their problems. I'm also looking forward to learn more about applications with serverless architectures. By serverless I mean logic that resides and runs transparently for the developer, no worrying about deployment and scalability.

My talk will be enjoyed by...

Java and Scala developers building RESTful APIs that call multiple micro-services in order to achieve a specific promise to the customer. Architects will be interested as well, as I will be sharing ideas about an event-driven architecture that relies on a catalogue of re-usable logic. Technical managers will be interested in the lessons learned when applying an innovative application framework in a large enterprise as ING.

I think the most anticipated/exciting development for the microservices world over the next 12 months will be...

Open tracing - because it's solves the problem of monitoring a micro-services application lanscape and correlating activities that cross them;

frameworks for building serverless applications - because many developers want to focus on the application functionality but would like to leave deployments, scalability and monitoring aside.

Head to the Programme Page and check out what else is happening at this years conference!


CodeNode

In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 60,000 strong engineering community!

With seven event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

CodeNode will also see the opening of a permanent Hack Space, stacked with microprocessors and the latest tools and devices to play with. A community film studio will be opening too, which you can use to record any tutorials or demo's you may want to share with our community.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.

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Call for Papers is CLOSED!

Many thanks to all of you for submitting a proposal! The programme will be published shortly, keep an eye on this page to keep up to date with our announcements!

Don't miss these Special Moments with the experts from muCon London 2017!

muCon London Interview with Michael Feathers

muCon London Interview with Irina Bednova

muCon London Interview with Mel Conway

Masterclass: Reducing Technical Debt with Michael C. Feathers

Wednesday 8th - Thursday 9th November 2017

Want to get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability? Join this two day masterclass with Michael Feathers to develop confidence in developing design plans for large-scale refactoring and debt mitigation and to maximize the potential of your existing code base!

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support µCon's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone 0207 183 9040.

Available Packages

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    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £795 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #mucon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

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      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All µCon 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • µCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
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      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the µCon 2017 Party

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    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £795 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #mucon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • µCon 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All µCon 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • µCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the µCon 2017 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1.5m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference tickets, worth £795 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #mucon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • µCon 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All µCon 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • µCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
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    • Engagement Benefits

      • Your own flipchart in central conference break-out area
      • 1 free conference ticket, worth £795 (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 of your #mucon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • µCon 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All µCon 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
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      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • µCon 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All µCon 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


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Overview

Speed of change matters to anyone building software. Many engineering teams have identified Microservices as an important component of this architectural approach to designing more flexible systems that can meet the needs of their fast changing businesses. Applying this approach however, is hard. And ideas and practices are still very much evolving. To help with that, we've launched muCon - a conference to learn about emerging technologies and approaches, share challenges and evolve practices and ideas.

Join us at muCon London on November 6-7th 2017

Join µCon 2017 to learn how other teams have adopted microservices and what they learned along the way. Help shape the conversation in discussions with some of the worlds leading architects and microservices experts. Share the challenges you are facing, the technologies you are exploring and the skills you have gained with 400 other engineers passionate about creating highly flexible systems that rock. Follow us at #mucon for all the latest updates on the conference!

Thank you for making muCon London 2016 such an amazing conference! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did! Find below some more information, and stay in the loop!

Check out muCon 2016's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!



Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great Early Bird offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with Android fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is CLOSED!

Many thanks to all of you for submitting a proposal! The programme will be published shortly, keep an eye on this page to keep up to date with our announcements!

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

Join us for the muCon London Bytes evening events at CodeNode

Want to stay in the loop with the latest developments within the microservices community?

Join us at the brand new muCon London Bytes series we'll be hosting at CodeNode leading up to muCon 2017!

Find more information here!

Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

Programme

Day 1: Day 1: Monday 6th November 2017

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track CTRL ALT/TAB
08:00

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to muCon 2017 - Day 1!

09:15

Keynote: Hello Microservice, Production hates you.

Russ Miles

All levels


microservices production case-study mu-con
10:00

Coffee & Tea Break

10:15

Build Confidence in Your System with Chaos Engineering

Sylvain Hellegouarch


stressors devops microservices

Serverless APIs in Swift

Rob Allen


apache swift apis openwhisk serverless mucon microservices
11:00

Coffee & Tea Break

11:15

Building “Twelve-Factor" Serverless Applications

Chris Munns


lambda aws 12-factor api-gateway serverless mucon microservices

Pragmatic Approaches to the Event Horizon

Kingsley Davies


mucon microservices
12:00

Coffee & Tea Break

12:15

Ultimate Guide to Microservice Architecture

Huseyin Babal


daas java spring-boot iot devops

Building Reactive Microservices using Elementary Particles - Polyglot Message and Event Based Systems using Muon

David Dawson


reactive-microservices mucon microservices
13:00

Lunch

14:00

DecSecOps - How to Continuously Integrate Security into DevOps with the Open Source Way

Daniel Oh

All levels


devops devsecops secops opensouceway opensource open agile containers api mucon microservices

Where’s My Money Gone? - Microservices in a Fin-Tech Business

Thomas Badie

Beginner


mucon fintech robustness architecture events asynchronous transactions microservices
14:45

Coffee & Tea Break

15:00

What’s the Future of Container and cloud Native Storage?

Cheryl Hung


storage persistence docker devops mucon microservices
2

Break your Event Chains!

Bernd Rücker and Martin Schimak


serverless mucon microservices
15:45

Coffee & Tea Break

16:00

Lightning Talk: CDC testing is dead – Long Live Swagger!

Chris Burrell


cdc-testing mucon microservices
16:15

Lightning Talk: Polyglot Event Sourcing and DDD in 15 minutes

David Dawson


mucon microservices
16:30

Lightning Talk: Refactoring Conway's law: Building teams to build microservices

David Genn


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16:45

Beer Break

17:15

Keynote: Scalable and Available Microservices with Docker

Laura Frank

All levels


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18:00

Pizza & Drinks

21:00

End of Day 1 of muCon - See you tomorrow!

Day 2: Day 2: Tuesday 7th November 2017

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08:00

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to muCon 2017 - Day 2!

09:15

Keynote: Scaling, Decentralization, and Utopia

Michael C. Feathers

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10:00

Coffee & Tea Break

10:15

Guns, Germs, and Steel (and Microservices?)

Daniel Bryant

All levels


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Testing Programmable Infrastructure

Matt Long


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11:00

Coffee & Tea Break

11:15

How We Use Go to Build a Distributed Bank

Irina Bednova


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Reactive Microservices: going from 0 to 100 real quick

Gideon de Kok


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12:00

Coffee & Tea Break

12:15

Event Sourcing and Microservices

Greg Young


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Event-sourcing in an Eventually Consistent World: Building Reactive Microservices for the Unreliable Universe of IoT and Mobile

Lorenzo Nicora

Intermediate


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13:00

Lunch

14:00

Transactional actors with Vert.x

Michael Musgrove


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6 Minutes from Code Commit to Live – You Won’t Believe How We Did It!

Chris Burrell

Intermediate


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14:45

Coffee & Tea Break

15:00
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Microservice Edge Testing

Rand Davis and Nikhil Barthwal


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Declare, verify and execute microservices-based process flows with Baker

Nikola Kasev

Intermediate


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15:45

Coffee & Tea Break

16:00

Services Assemble! Apply MVP Principles to Create Cutting-Edge Microservices Without Chaos with Spring Cloud/Netflix OSS

Mark Heckler


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A Not SO(A) Trivial Question!

Tareq Abedrabbo

All levels


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16:45

Beer Break

17:15

Keynote: Extreme Prototyping

Mel Conway


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18:00

muCon 2017 Wrap-up

18:15

End of muCon 2017 - See you in 2018!

Sneak Preview

Rocker and microservices maestro Russ Miles shares some excitement for this November's MuCon!




I am speaking at a number of great conferences in late 2017 and one I'm really looking forward to is MuCon London 2017 in November. When I originally collaborated with the wonderful folks at Skills Matter on the idea for the conference I could never have anticipated the tenacity of the subject still going strong years later! It seems that the combination of being interesting, technical, and topically diverse keeps the force strong with this one!

So why am I particularly excited this year? Well, mainly because it's an opportunity to revisit a topic very close to my heart, namely - How the complex sociotechnical system of software development learns and improves. At first glance, this might not immediately leap out as being microservices-related, but when you understand that microservices is as much a cultural and organisational pattern as it is a technical manifestation, things hopefully become a little clearer.


Oh and once again I'll be bringing my trusty Les Paul along with a new song this time; nothing sets the tone of the angst of running microservices in production like a short musical intro!

I hope you can make it to MuCon this year, it's going to be incredibly informative and fun (as always) and I'm looking forward to having those all-important conversations between the session with everyone who can make it.

See you there!

Find out more about Russ and his work with / talks on Microservices here on his website.

Interested in joining Russ and other experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


Serverless, APIs AND Swift?! Microservices star Rob Allen has all three covered at MuCon 2017!




I'm excited to be speaking at this year's µCon in London about Serverless APIs in Swift. If you've been following me for a while, you'll notice immediately that this talk covers three things that I'm excited about which is pretty amazing! Swift is a lovely statically typed language that fits me well in the way it thinks. Since being open sourced, it now also targets Linux and so it a contender for fast, efficient microservices on the server. I particularly like its emphasis on safety and helping the developer avoid mistakes with features such as optionals and closed switch statements. A philosophy of immutable-by-default is just the icing on the cake for me!

Professionally, I write and integrate with APIs a lot; they are the way that we connect disparate services together to create products that are greater than the sum of the parts. As an integrator, good APIs matter a lot to me; I'll take any opportunity to help developers understand why we have standards and help them write great ones. There's a reason why we have multiple verbs in HTTP and understanding of idempotence can make a difference to the usefulness of your API. I'm freelance, so if you need API help, contact me!

This year, Gartner added serverless computing to its list of emerging technologies to watch. It estimates that we are 2 to 5 years from mainstream adoption of serverless, so now is the time to learn this technology and make plans to see how you can use it. There's a lot to like about the serverless (aka functions as a service) model. I particularly like that the management of servers, the operating system and scaling are all the provider's domain. Couple that with a payment model where you only pay if your code is executing and I think that this is an exciting technology.

In my talk at µCon, I'll be exploring these threads and showing you how APIs work in a serverless environment. I'll also show how I've used Swift to write API end points that preform interesting things and hopefully inspire you to go ahead and write your own serverless Swift applications. See you there?

Want to see what else MuCon 2017 has to offer? Head to the Programme Page for more info!


Internet of Things wizard Mark Heckler shares some Micoservices community insights pre-MuCon!




I'm very pleased to share that I'll be speaking at muCon London 2017, delivering the following session:

Services Assemble! Apply MVP Principles to Create Cutting-Edge Microservices Without Chaos with Spring Cloud/Netflix OSS

The folks at muCon/Skills Matter asked that I share a few insights regarding my talk, thoughts on muCon, etc. by answering a few questions/inquiries. I'm happy to do so! With that in mind, here we go.

I am excited to be joining this year's MuCon where I will be sharing my thoughts on...

In a nutshell, how to quickly build microservices that contribute to meeting actual business objectives. No organization will dominate (or perhaps even remain) long if they don't focus and continually refocus upon creating available, scalable, & resilient systems at velocity that provide real business value. To allow and empower your team to do that, you have to leverage proven patterns and enablers: this session will introduce those, show you how they work, and demonstrate via live coding how quickly you can spin up a robust foundation for your microservices architecture.

The best thing about being part of the microservices community is...

The community's constant desire to improve and do better! This is not a group that accepts "acceptable". If there is a way to deliver better software faster to production, they want to know about it. How can you not love that?!?

At MuCon, I most look forward to learning about...

In accordance with the previous point, anything new! Not for new's sake, but for genuinely different perspectives that might improve our ability to (again) deliver better working software faster to production.

My talk will be enjoyed by...

Architects, developers, & technical managers who are considering or building microservices/microservice architectures or who are struggling with velocity, resilience, or managing complexity. After providing valuable context, I start from zero and live code a full portfolio of microservices, providing explanations throughout. If you understand systems at some level & need/want to know more about microservices, I think you'll like this talk.

I think the most anticipated/exciting development for the microservices world over the next 12 months will be...

There are some interesting trends and developments that show real promise, but the most exciting development is, in my opinion, reactive streams-based microservices. Most existing distributed systems spend a lot of time blocking - waiting for upstream services, underlying data stores, etc. - and while it's easy to reason about imperative systems that operate largely by issuing requests and awaiting responses, those systems are generally less efficient and in turn, less scalable. This isn't a problem in all cases, or even in the majority of cases...but adding reactive capabilities to your system(s) enables you to tackle those requirements where traditional systems falter. Reactivity isn't a golden hammer, but it is a great tool to have in your toolbelt.

We're doing some really interesting work in that regard at Pivotal, as are others in the industry. Here is a sneak peek:

Project Reactor, a 4G lib for building non-blocking applications on the JVM

Project Reactor code repository on GitHub

And of course, there is much more! Ping me if you're interested. ;)

In conclusion

If you're in London 6-7 November, please join us at muCon! And do say hello...a session is a great way to get a conversation started, but it's no place to finish it. Hope to see you there!

Curious about what else is happening at MuCon? Head to the Programme Page for more info!


Follow Micoservices star Daniel Oh on a journey into DevSecOps at muCon London 2017!




From 2009, the DevOps term has been steadily promoted and brought into more mainstream usage for accelerating business agility with modern Microservices application, container platform, and culture transformation. In the meantime, IT Ops is always thinking of the security is a roadblock that should be removed from DevOps initiative or delivery pipeline. This maybe be true but may not because in most cases, security bugs can be addressed in the same way as other software defects.

In this era of DevOps, intent of DevSecOps is to build on the mindset that “everyone is responsible for security” with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at speed and scale to those who hold the highest level of context without sacrificing the safety required so DevSecOps term given that security and other important practices are supposed to already be an integral part of routine DevOps workflows. But the reality is that security often gets more lip service than thoughtful and systematic integration.

I am so excited to be joining this year's MuCon 2017 at London where I will be sharing my above thoughts on DevSecOps since I am specialized in Container, Microservices, Agile, DevOps, Open Source so I'm presenting this topics as evangelism stuff at multiple conference, summit like ApacheCon, Open Source Summit, Red Hat Summit.

Here is three takeaways if you attend to my session at this November's muCon 2017:


1.) What is DevSecOps and Why do we need?

2.) Security risks on DevOps for new paradigm

3.) Open source way to manage the risks

More importantly, you will discover what capabilities should be consider to begin your DevSecOps initiative for digital transformation and why a developer is the artisan of 21st century to make it happen so far.

I'm looking forward to having a great time for discovering, sharing, asking with everyone who can attend to this great event.

Feel free to reach out to me via @danieloh30 anytime if you have any questions.

Thanks!

- Daniel Oh

Check out the MuCon Programme Page to see what other great sessions are lined-up for this years MuCon!


Engineering expert Nikola Kasev shares some thoughts on the upcoming MuCon!




I am excited to be joining this year's MuCon where I will be sharing my thoughts on...

Imagine a large organisation that embarks on a tranformative journey with tens of teams working on tens of customer processes each. The organisation already has a micro-services based architecture with systems of record for customers, products and transactions. The customer processes are similiar, yet somewhat different. Each process spans across multiple micro-services. So you start thinking:

* How do I make sure that teams build APIs to support those processes in such a way that they can re-use logic already implemented by others?

* How do I address the need to change already built processes safely without breaking them?

* What if systems of record are unavailable, how to do handle that in my APIs in a uniform way?


* What if developers switch teams, how do they get up to speed quickly?

* Can the code be represented visually, so that developers can reason about the application logic comfortably and communicate with stakeholders?

In summary, when splitting an application into multiple pieces (micro-services), still somehow the pieces need to be put together for the complete functionality to be usable. With the Baker framework we've built we solve that. The best thing about being part of the microservices community is...

For me it's interesting to see patterns re-occuring as time passes by. Each new paradigm solves existing problems, but introduces new ones. For example with micro-services you apply the protocols of the Internet to solve issues like interoperability (think the days of SOAP and web-services for example). On the other hand, you see an emerging need to manage and accelerate container deployments of micro-services, canary releases, and many other new problems to tackle.

At MuCon, I most look forward to learning about...

How other companies apply micro-services to solve their problems. I'm also looking forward to learn more about applications with serverless architectures. By serverless I mean logic that resides and runs transparently for the developer, no worrying about deployment and scalability.

My talk will be enjoyed by...

Java and Scala developers building RESTful APIs that call multiple micro-services in order to achieve a specific promise to the customer. Architects will be interested as well, as I will be sharing ideas about an event-driven architecture that relies on a catalogue of re-usable logic. Technical managers will be interested in the lessons learned when applying an innovative application framework in a large enterprise as ING.

I think the most anticipated/exciting development for the microservices world over the next 12 months will be...

Open tracing - because it's solves the problem of monitoring a micro-services application lanscape and correlating activities that cross them;

frameworks for building serverless applications - because many developers want to focus on the application functionality but would like to leave deployments, scalability and monitoring aside.

Head to the Programme Page and check out what else is happening at this years conference!


Venue

CodeNode

In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 60,000 strong engineering community!

With seven event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

CodeNode will also see the opening of a permanent Hack Space, stacked with microprocessors and the latest tools and devices to play with. A community film studio will be opening too, which you can use to record any tutorials or demo's you may want to share with our community.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.

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Don't miss these Special Moments with the experts from muCon London 2017!

muCon London Interview with Michael Feathers

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Masterclass: Reducing Technical Debt with Michael C. Feathers

Wednesday 8th - Thursday 9th November 2017

Want to get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability? Join this two day masterclass with Michael Feathers to develop confidence in developing design plans for large-scale refactoring and debt mitigation and to maximize the potential of your existing code base!

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