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James Lewis "Micro-services­ – adaptive architectures and organisations"

James Lewis

has agreed to pop over to Cambridge to give his talk on Micro-services. Which will follow on nicely to Ben's talk on "Chef, Vagrant and friends". As you'll hear how the big players are doing it.. and then Ben will show you how.


7.00pm to 7.20pm Drink and networking in Bar.

7.30pm Talk starts in the function room

8.30pm Pizza and questions.

9.30pm Function room closes and we'll be in the Bar afterwards.

Talk Details

"For many organisations struggling with bloated legacy systems, keeping pace in todays world of intense competition from upstart competitors is a challenge. Micro-services, small, independently scalable and deployable applications communicating via the webs uniform interface offer a viable alternative. The Unix approach to building applications applied at enterprise scale. From monoliths, silos, RPC and integration hell to todays adaptive system designs with organisations deploying hundreds of these tiny applications automatically – we are on the verge of a bright new future.

This talk is aimed at developers, architects and executives with experience of building systems.”

About James Lewis

“James is a Principle Consultant for ThoughtWorks currently based in the UK where he has helped introduce evolutionary architecture practices and agile software development techniques to various blue chip companies: Investment Banks, Publishers and media organisations. James studied Astrophysics in the 90′s but got sick of programming in Fortran. Fifteen years of DBA, software engineering, design and architecture later, he believes that writing the software is the easy part of the problem. Most of the time it’s about getting people thinking right.

As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board and as the organisation’s European Architecture Consulting Lead, James works with technology and business leaders both within and outside Thoughtworks to champion innovation in the areas of web integration, evolutionary architecture, emergent design and lean thinking.  James has spoken at a number of national and international conferences on topics ranging from domain driven design, micro-services, SOA and the future of the web to agile adoption patterns and lean thinking.

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  • Dave C.

    April 30, 2014

  • Shahmir J.

    Very cool, thanks James.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Prashanth S.

    Really enjoyable meetup and useful topic

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Thanks everyone for making it a great night, very much like micro services and looking forward to start using them. Special thanks to James for giving the talk can't wait for the next instalment.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Andrew D.

    Really enjoyable meetup, great insight, atmosphere (and pizza!). Thanks again to James, Dave, Jon and Mark.

    1 · April 9, 2014

    • Jon C.

      I'm still trying to understand Plato's Cave...

      2 · April 9, 2014

  • Daniel V.

    Really useful topic and great event. Are there any links to the slides and further information.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • adam

    Great presenter, interacted well with the crowd. Informative with good discussion

    2 · April 8, 2014

  • Alan

    sorry for the last minute rsvp change, something has come up & I can no longer make it, was looking forward to this one ;-(

    April 8, 2014

  • Dave C.

    Has anyone coming along tonight got a spare presentation remote? James has forgot his.. thanks

    April 8, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Welcome to all the new members, we are looking forward to seeing you on this evening, which is sure to be a fantastic opportunity to learn some new great things. Please remember to RSVP and if you cannot make it on the night, as you planned; please update your RSVP so another can come along in your place.

    One more thing to note, we will have another Resharper license up for grabs, to win it you must tweet about the event and we will judge the best tweet on the night, based upon an extremely complex algorithm ;)

    See you there, unless you're square.


    2 · April 1, 2014

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