Most large-scale web companies have over time evolved their system architecture from a monolithic application over a monolithic database to a set of loosely-coupled microservices connected by asynchronous events. This keynote will discuss when, why, and how to make this transformation. It will discuss the architectural challenges and benefits of services, as well as the similar challenges and benefits to the organization itself. Subtly and powerfully, when everything works best our architecture and our organization both mirror and reinforce one another.
The presenter has led several of these transformations, and has the scars to prove it. He will share his experiences of companies going through the transition, like WeWork and Stitch Fix, to companies on the other side, like Google and eBay. You will take away actionable suggestions for how to transform your own architecture and organization.
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eBay, VP Engineering and Chief Architect
Randy Shoup has been building distributed systems and high-performing teams for three decades. He has been a senior engineering leader at Google, Stitch Fix, and WeWork. Most recently in 2020, he returned to eBay as VP Engineering and Chief Architect. He talks a lot, sometimes at conferences about software, and is particularly interested in the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.