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Presentation: What We Got Wrong: Lessons From the Birth of Microservices

Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Location: Ballroom A

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Tuesday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, Backend Developer

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Abstract

Google deserves a lot of credit for imagining (and popularizing) what we now call "microservice architectures." That said, hindsight is 20/20, and many of the mistakes we made at Google are being recreated by the rest of the industry today. What did we get wrong about microservices at Google, and how can we apply those lessons today?

Speaker: Ben Sigelman

CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard

Ben Sigelman is the CEO and co-founder of LightStep, co-creator of Dapper (Google’s distributed tracing tool that helps developers make sense of their large-scale distributed systems), and co-creator of the open-source OpenTracing API standard (a project within the CNCF).

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