December 5-7, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

Microservices Minus the Hype: How to Build and Why

Let's examine the ups & downs of adopting a microservices architecture and why, in most cases, the pros outweigh the cons. The presenter will demonstrate how to build & integrate microservices using popular open source tools. We’ll discuss and learn risks & mitigation strategies, including load balancers, circuit breakers, tests, & other mechanisms at your disposal to increase software quality.

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Mark Heckler


Mark Heckler (@MkHeck) is a Pivotal Developer Advocate, conference speaker, and published author focusing upon software development for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. He has worked with key players in various private & public sector organizations to develop & deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (

Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.

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