Pragmatic Approach to Microservices and Cell-based Architecture


Architecting for Innovation Meet-up group is proud to present a meet-up on Pragmatic Approach to Microservices and Cell-based Architecture.

“Microservices” is one of the most popular buzz-words in the field of software architecture. Learning material on the fundamentals and the benefits of microservices is abundant on the world wide web. Unfortunately, few resources are available on how you can use microservices in real-world enterprise use cases. This session would cover the key architectural concepts of the Microservices Architecture (MSA) and how you can use those architectural principles in practice. We will be drawing on experiences from real-world enterprise use cases.

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5:30 – Arrive. Drinks and networking
6:00-6:10 – Introduction
6:10 Presentations
7:20 Panel Q&A
8:10 Final questions
8:10 Lucky door prize
8:15-9:00+ Drinks and networking


David Hymers
Regional Account Lead, Australia & New Zealand,

Andrew Blades
Client Solutions Director
Andrew is a seasoned recruiter mainly around Architecture, Transformation and Change. He runs the Australasian Architecture Network and Architecting for Innovation meet-up group


1) “Microservices”

Dassana Wijesekara
Director - Solutions Architecture
Dassana is an enterprise architect and a technology evangelist. He has extensive track record in designing, evolving and operating resilient enterprise systems at scale on distributed, modular, scalable architectures. An experienced coach/speaker who has advised and assisted CxOs, Architects, Consultants, Analysts, and Engineering teams of Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

2) Containers, Kernels, and Serverless: A Look at Modern Application Platforms

Wilhelm Wonigkeit
Chief Strategy Officer and Industry Engagement Principal


Benjamin Johns
Industry Engagement Principal and Solutions Architect

Benjamin is an Industry Engagement Principal and Solutions Architect from Sisa-Tech. Benjamin has extensive professional services and consulting experience in automation, virtualization, monitoring, and management of IT infrastructure across all industry verticals.

3) "Domain Driven Design"

Alistair Rigney
Consulting Solution Architect
Alistair is a committed Software Engineer, 25 years object orientated systems analysis, architecture, software design and development to international and company standards including real-time and embedded systems.


Sam Harley
Senior Solutions Architect
Sam is a Senior Solutions Architect with MongoDB and is based in Sydney. Sam has worked in the IT industry for fifteen years and is recognised as a trusted advisor to customers throughout Australia, providing best-practice recommendations to assist in designing and building reliable, scalable solutions using MongoDB

Gerald Bachlmayr
Technical Principal Consultant
Gerald is a Technical Principal at Contino and an expert in cloud solutions, where his work has been focused for the past five years. He is passionate about solving business problems with strategic Serverless solutions, to enable quick feedback loops, and tackle the specific problem while eliminating long infrastructure delays.

Jonathan Chaitow
Head of Architecture
Jonathan is currently the Head of Architecture at Transurban; having spent the last 10 years building and running Enterprise Architecture functions for Telco, Utilities and Engineering firms.