Wednesday Oct 23
14:15 –
15:00
Location: B 09

Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers

Slides:
Video:

As a developer in IBM’s Cloud Garage, Holly works with customers who are trying to get to the cloud so everything becomes better. What’s getting in their way isn’t the technology—wrapping something in a Docker container (usually) isn’t that hard. Instead, it’s the structures that have been put in place to manage risk and the relationships between teams that trip companies up.

In this session, Holly shares some stories of customers struggling to get cloud-native and how her team applied its methodology to turn things around. The presentation covers the ideal team size, the ideal microservice size, what skills a team needs, the role of architects, how to know if something is ready to ship, and whose fault everything really is.

What will the audience learn from this talk?
The audience will be able to articulate more clearly the reasons to do cloud native development (which shouldn't be about making a CV look cooler). They will learn 5 - 10 anti-patterns which can cause cloud native projects to fail. Finally, the audience will also learn about the history of space travel, but that's a side-benefit :)

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?
There will not be live coding or code examples.

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 200

starting the journey
cloud native
Holly Cummins
IBM Q Ambassador, Java Champion and JavaOne Rock Star
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