June 8thth, 2017 | Washington, DC | FHI 360 Conference Center
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Open source communities are the driving force behind innovation in today's technology defined world. Open Source is the new standard, not the exception. Join us to learn about the revolutions happening in communities around containers, data, and application modernization. This is an opportunity for you to hear how visionary teams in federal government are innovating with open source, and hear from leaders in the private sector doing the same.

Thursday, June 8th

FHI 360 Conference Center

1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Red Hat Welcome
9:10 - 9:50 am Building Evolutionary Architectures, Neal Ford
9:50 - 10:30 a.m. Keynote
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Break
10:50 - 11:30 a.m. Keynote
11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. "Failure" as Success: the Mindset, the Methods, and the Landmines, J. Paul Reed
12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Networking and Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Breakout
1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Breakout
2:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Breakout
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour


Building Evolutionary Architectures Keynote

Presented by

Neal Ford - Software Architect | ThoughtWorks

An evolutionary architecture supports incremental, guided change as a first principle across multiple dimensions.

For many years, software architecture was described as the “parts that are hard to change later”. But then microservices showed that if architects build evolvability into the architecture, change becomes easier. This keynote, based on my upcoming eponymous book, investigates the family of software architectures that support evolutionary change, along with how to build evolvable systems. Understanding how to evolve architecture requires understanding how different parts of architecture interact; I describe how to achieve appropriate coupling between components and services. Incremental change is critical for the mechanics of evolution; I cover how to build engineering and DevOps practices to support continuous change. Uncontrolled evolution leads to undesirable side effects; I cover how fitness functions build protective, testable scaffolding around critical parts to guide the architecture as it evolves.

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against changes constantly in unexpected ways. Instead, prefer evolvability over predictability. This keynote provides a high-level overview of a different way to think about software architecture.

Deploying Self Healing Services With Kubernetes

Presented by

Rob Scott - VP of Software Architecture | Spire Labs

Downtime can be both expensive and frustrating. In this session we’ll tell the story of how Kubernetes kept Spire services running through an AWS service disruption without any downtime. You’ll learn exactly what Kubernetes does behind the scenes to automatically redistribute systems. Diving deeper, we’ll cover some of the best practices for deploying highly available services with Kubernetes, including readiness probes, liveness probes, and affinity configuration.

Develop & Deploy Java Microservices

Presented by

Burr Sutter - Director of Developer Experience | Red Hat

You’ve been hearing about Microservices for months, and probably have taken a look about 12-factor and cloud native apps too. But there’s a myriad of different Java frameworks and tools that you can use to craft your software and combine the pieces together into a cohesive Microservices architecture.

Join this session to see how you can combine different technologies and tools in a live demo that will open your eyes to the huge possibilities that Microservices can enable you to achieve. We’ll have it all: containers, Docker, Kubernetes, Java EE, Vert.x, Wildfly Swarm, Spring Boot, OpenShift, Jenkins, Kubernetes, blue/green and canary deployments and perhaps much more.

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