Past Meetup

Firstbird! The Monolith First Strategy: A Graceful Transition to Microservices.

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Neubaugasse 64-66/4 · Vienna

How to find us

Arriving at Neubaugasse 64-66 go through the iron gate closing the little dead end street. Walk through the street until the dead end and enter house III. On the first floor you will find RIAT behind door #4. :-)

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Hi all!

We are really excited to have the opportunity to discuss an important pattern at our next meetup - by looking at a real life case and the inner working of a company in Vienna: Firstbird!

We will also have two free tickets for *DevOne 2018* in Linz to raffle. (April 26, Tabakfabrik Linz - But first things first:

Daniel Pfeiffer, Lead Software Engineer of Firstbird, will share with us why the company conciously built a monolith first. And why and how they now transition to microservices. Daniel writes:

"Already in 2015 Martin Fowler wrote an article about the Monolith First strategy on building green field projects. When we started building Firstbird 2.0 we had the chance to start with a completely new architecture and were able to choose our technology stack freely, and we decided against going down the Microservices rabbit hole. At least until the monolith started to bite us. This talk describes the journey of a small development team, growing their product and the team at the same time, starting with a monolith and being confronted with a lot of challenges while transitioning to a Microservices architecture."

Daniel will talk about the challenges his team had and still has to solve while peeling off more and more services from their monolith, as well as some dos and don’ts and what they wished to know before starting with the first service.

Because this topic is so interesting: expect a lot of time for Q&A and discussion. Bring your questions. And help us to understand the topic with your own insights!-)

Daniel Pfeiffer is Lead Software Engineer at Firstbird building a SaaS employee referral tool, turning your network into a recruiting engine. He studied Business Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology and has built software professionally for banking, human resources and the public sector, mainly working with Scala and Java. Besides his professional career he is Co-Organizer of the Scala Vienna User Group and enjoys sharing his experiences with the community.

Thank you so much RIAT for hosting us this time!
Thank you *s IT Solutions AT Spardat* to sponsor our event with free drinks!

We are looking forward to meet you!
Martin, Hans and Christoph.

Thank you *s IT Solutions AT Spardat* to sponsor our event with free drinks! Let us share the info that the following job postings are currently open with s IT Solutions AT Spardat:

• DevOps Engineer - Continuous Devlivery (m/w)
• Software Tester/Solution Quality Professional (m/w)

Thank you *DevOne 2018* Linz (April 26 Tabakfabrik Linz - for sponsoring two free tickets to raffle.