#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 15 - 17 May 2017

Phil Hawksworth

Phil is Technology Director at R/GA, the global, connected design agency. Based in London but working with clients around the world such as Nike, Google, Hyundai and Samsung, Phil’s mission is to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.

With a long history in web development, and a passion for browser technologies, Phil loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common. You can usually find him banging on about that, and his attempts at standup comedy on Twitter.

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Dodging bullets – Microservices for fewer sleepless nights

Recent years have seen a shift in technical architectures. Building complex services for the web used to be just that – complex. Projects might have demanded a broad range of specialist skills which could stretch even the fullest of full-stack developers. These days we have a growing number of options for how we design, build and maintain the systems which keep our web sites and applications alive.

This talk will look at ways to make use of readily available microservices to unlock functionality​ and opportunity in otherwise simple technical stacks. We’ll talk about the benefits in keeping your stack simple, and in leaning on the expertise of others.