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15 October 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Wat we doen

TechX (ABN-AMRO) is hosting a session in collaboration with ITNEXT (founded by LINKIT) on October 15th.

50 seats are available at our TechX MeetUp page. Another 50 are available at https://www.linkit.nl/wie-zijn-wij/events/fast-architecture-devops-and-burning-down-the-ivory-towers

We love to share knowledge together and this time we have Thiago de Faria, Head of Solutions Engineering LINKIT and Vivek Kannan, senior developer at ABN AMRO.

We have 2 questions.
1. Please let us know your full name if it is not in your profile.
2. Please let us know if you are a vegan, vegetarian or have a food allergy.

NOTE: Please sign our attendance list at the table near the pizza’s. We use this to give the no-shows a lower priority on the next MeetUp. Otherwise we waste too much food what we not prefer.


17.00 – 17.30 – Doors open
17.30 – 18.30 – Pizza’s
18.30 – 18.45 – Short intro MeetUp group / Welcome
18.45 – 19.30 – Session 1: Vivek Kannan
19.30 – 19.45 – Break
19.45 – 20.45 – Session 2: Thiago de Faria
20.45 – 21.30 Drinks & networking

About the talks

Journey to Serverless

Vivek Kannan, Senior Developer, will talk you through how he and his team migrated from an old fashion change and run team to DevOps including migrating an monolith application to a serverless cloud solution.

Burning down the Ivory Towers

Ten years of DevOps and few businesses changed how they do a very crucial IT aspect: Architecture.

Engineers still deal with domain architects, business architects, enterprise architects and have to receive approvals to design or build applications. These architects live in an ivory tower, surrounded by diagrams, arrows and when confronted with new ideas will recite parchments of Gartner Quadrants to justify their choices. Also, yes, some of them haven’t written a line code for 10-15 years…

Isn’t there a better and faster way to design and architect your systems? Something more close to real life situation without losing the overall picture and benefits that a proper architecture brings?

This talk is about sharing failed and successful approaches trying to bring a pragmatic and hands-on approach to complex systems architecture: * Torch the ivory towers * Remove handoffs * Listen to everyone and rotate the decision-makers * Provide an option but give freedom * Forget where your work ends – think about where the customer appears * You do not code? Then you do not architect…

By the end of this talk, engineers will understand more why they all should engage in architecture discussions, feel comfortable questioning how things are done and propose a new Architecture Stream.

Check also Thiago his blog at https://medium.com/@thiagodefaria


15 October 2019
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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