Travel technology is in our blood
At Holiday Extras we believe time is precious, and holidays are some of the most precious times we have. So it’s fitting our purpose and promise to our customers is less hassle, more holiday.
We’re a fast-moving travel technology business, obsessed with making it easy for customers to make the most of their trip. With over 4 million bookings a year we are one of the UK’s most innovative travel companies and continue to grow fast and expand our offering as a trips-based business.
We’re the UK market leader in travel ancillaries; once you have booked a flight and accommodation, we take care of the rest. That includes airport hotels, insurance, airport parking, lounges, foreign currency, car hire, resort transfers and attractions. Almost all of our business is conducted online, either direct through our own website and app or through our network of partners that include the major travel retailers, airlines and tour operators.
Our product engineering team are based in our custom-built Wave and Reef campuses, just 5 minutes from the beach in Hythe, Kent, less than an hour from London. We also have engineers in Sofia (Bulgaria) and at our tech hub in Birmingham. In total we have more than 130 people working on our product development including engineers, product managers, testers, and designers.
What Can Lagom Do For You?
Featuring Renato Cavalcanti
Much has been said about building Microservices and the advantages of it, but how can you build truly scalable and distributed Microservices systems?
In this talk, Renato will share with you the architectural principles promoted by the Lagom Framework. Through interactive demos you will learn how...architecture lagom distributed-computing event-sourcing cqrs reactive-systems
Securing Kubernetes Networking with a Service Mesh
Featuring Nic Jackson
Many organizations are discovering the networking complexity involved in running a microservice system. Over the last few years, many influential companies have investigated this problem. At the moment, one popular solution is to use a service mesh. A service mesh allows you to replace...architecture devops microservices mucon
Stop Bashing Orchestration! And Long Live Choreography!
Featuring Martin Schimak
How can you approach end-to-end business processes crossing multiple microservices? A choreography leverages event collaboration, orchestration suggests a request-and-response oriented style. Which pattern should you prefer? In this talk, Martin will explore the arguments put forward for one or...architecture orchestration deployment mucon microservices
Heuristics for Identifying Microservice Boundaries
Featuring Erich Eichinger
When identifying microservice boundaries, it is not enough to consider domains only. Other forces like organisational communication structures, and time, strongly suggest that you also should include other criteria in your considerations. Based on real world experience of numerous projects, this...architecture heuristics service-decomposition microservices evolutionary-architectures
Journeys To Cloud Native Architecture: Sun, Sea And Emergencies
Featuring Nicki Watt
For many businesses looking to embrace modern business practices, deliver and scale faster, adopting a Cloud Native mindset and architecture makes sense. In this talk Nicki Watt, from OpenCredo, will explore the realities of making that journey for a number of clients. Far from being a smooth...architecture mucon real-world-experience devops cloud-native microservices
Microservices, Bounded Contexts, and Everything in Between
Featuring Vladik Khononov
“95% of the words are spent extolling the benefits of ‘modularity’ and that little, if anything, is said about how to achieve it” - Glenford J. Myers, 1978. This quote is 40 years old. Today, 4 decades later, nothing has changed except terminology. Time to fix this.
In this talk Vladik will share...architecture modular-systems mucon bounded-contexts microservice
Messages - Patterns and Pitfalls
Featuring Richard Wellum
When you design and build an ecosystem of Microservices, the communication between them is a vital part. During this talk you will learn at the main message types at your disposal, and how designing our messages with Commands, Events and Queries will control both your interaction with other...architecture mucon commands microservices