Microservices: what's Missing...

San Jose

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 1:30 – 4:30 AM UTC

In-person event

About this event

Adrian Cockcroft, a pioneer in the Microservices field and Technology Fellow at Battery ventures will present his latest work and findings on Microservices! 


6:30 - 6:50: Pizza and Networking
6:50 - 7:00: Introductions, messages & announcements
7:00 - 8:30: Microservices: what's Missing...

Session Details:

Many people have now figured out how to get started with microservices, and there are frameworks available for most common languages and platforms. However, there are some key aspects of large scale successful microservice deployments that tend to be skipped which leads to common problems in the transition. 

This talk will assume that the audience is familiar with microservices as a concept, and dig in deeper to some key issues including but not limited to versioning, routing, protocols, failure injection testing, denormalized data models, distributed transactions, monitoring and simplicity through symmetry.

About Adrian:

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence.

Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that at Netflix he managed a team working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring.

Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing.

He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.


Cisco Building 9 
260 E Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA 95134

Silver Oak Conference Room

Please park in the back of the building (parking lot or garage). The front door will be locked at 6:00 PM, so please use the back entrance where we will be available to let folks in.



Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30 AM – 4:30 AM UTC