Boston Microservices Architecture Discussion

The Office of Leaf - 215 First Street Cambridge - View Map Cambridge
Wed, Jan 21, 2015, 5:00 PM (EST)

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Web services, microservices, and continuous delivery are the foundation under some of the decade’s biggest software IPO’s, and now they are powering startups to success, with enterprise IT waiting to be disrupted.  In this session, Andy Singleton will summarize some of the big problems that have been solved.  Then, we will have a group discussion about some “unsolved” problems. We hope that everyone will take away ideas they can use.

Solved problems include: Continuous delivery and deployment of software, service oriented architectures that are flexible and fun (unlike the previous generation), advances in “continuous” agile project management and product management, and – this is a big deal – a defeat of the “mythical man month” obstacles to managing large development projects.

However, many practical parts of an implementation are still mysterious.  Are we building macro or micro-services?  How can we architect services that are small enough to easily maintain, but big enough that we can make a meaningful change without altering a lot of services?  What’s the integration testing layer that can run tests across all of our services?  Microservices make it easier to scale system size, dev team size, and release frequency, but they add complexity and cost to each subroutine.  How do we know when it is it worth making the switch from the monolith?  Let’s unravel the mystery.


Meetup Agenda:

Introductions – Jeremy Deane

Guest Speaker -  Andy Singleton


This discussion participation will be limited to the first 50 guests to RSVP. There will be beer provided for those in attendance as well.

Nearest MBTA Stations:

Kendall & MIT Station (Red Ashmont or Braintree Line)Lechmere Station (Green D Line)

Nearest MBTA Bus Stops:

Bus #64, #68, #85 (Main St & Kendall Station)

Nearest Parking:

There is a parking garage (245 First Street, Cambridge, MA) as well as a parking lot right next door (only takes cash). CambridgeSide Galleria (Garage entrance located at 100 CambridgeSide Place between P.F. Chang's and Cheesecake Factory) approximately 5 blocks from the office which is less than a 10 minute walk. For more garage info please click the following link:

Additionally, you can also find metered parking on the streets surrounding the office.

Once you have arrived, please take Elevator B, located near the main entrance, to the 4th floor where you will find our office entrance to the right as you exit the elevator. 


Wednesday, Jan 21
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)


The Office of Leaf
215 First Street Cambridge