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Navigating Microservices Architectures

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  • August 2, 2017
  • New York, NY
  • Convene

Microservices architectures have many benefits, but they also come with some unique challenges. To maximize the benefits, knowledge and preparation are necessary.

In this tech talk, we'll cover:

  • How to take a strategic approach to microservices— including showing examples of success.
  • How to make your microservices implementation successful using distributed systems patterns and open source technology.
  • Communication patterns, transformations leading to more agile integration.

After the presentation, please stay and join your peers for networking, food and drinks. All attendees will also be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Echo.


2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Registration

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Presentation

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour

Strategic microservices journey:

  • Overview of microservices architectures—and why you should consider them
  • Tradeoffs of microservices and why they’re not a one-size-fits-all approach or a universal solution
  • Discussion about organizational impact and culture

Tactical microservices journey:

  • Discussion about when to use frameworks like Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm, Netflix OSS
  • Monitoring and metrics collections, KPIs, and business value
  • Dealing with data, concurrency, and transactions in a microservices architecture
  • Communication patterns and integration
  • Why APIs and API management are critical foundations of any cloud-native architecture
  • How to properly implement service discovery, routing, deadlines, health-checking, and other distributed systems patterns
  • Practical implementation of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Best practices, demonstrations, and recommendations for next steps

Happy Hour:

  • Complimentary food and drinks will be provided.

Christian Posta (@christianposta ) is Chief Architect of cloud-native applications and is well known for being a frequent blogger, speaker, and open source enthusiast. He is the author of Microservices by Example and contributor on many open source projects, including Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Camel, and

Christian works with large companies, creating and deploying large-scale, distributed architectures–many of which are now called microservices-based. He enjoys mentoring, training, and leading teams for success with distributed systems concepts, microservices, DevOps, and cloud-native application design.

Aldo Pietropaolo is currently Chief Security Strategist at Good Dog Labs, a Lighthouse company that specializes in Cybersecurity Microservices, DevOps, and delivery of information security services and technology in a DevOps model for various industries.

Before Good Dog Labs, Aldo was Director of Services and IAM Advisor at various professional services organizations. Mr. Pietropaolo was an Advisory Manager in Financial Services for PwC, specializing in information security and identity and access management. His expertise in security includes Microservices architectures, infrastructure automation, and DevOps approaches as well as Application (SOA) Governance, Application Quality Management, Run-time Management, Identity Federation, Web Access Management, Security Architecture, Identity Auditing, and Identity Event Monitoring.

About Lighthouse:

Lighthouse Computer Services offers 20+ years of experience and up-to-the-minute expertise to CIOs seeking operational, strategic, and business excellence through the smart application of information technology. Their interdisciplinary approach encompasses cloud, security, infrastructure, analytics, and business productivity. They also provide industry leading technology and expertise in the DevOps, Microservices, and Cyber Security space through their subsidiary, Good Dog Labs, A Lighthouse Company. For more information, please visit

Lighthouse is a Red Hat partner, and is co-sponsoring this event.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

117 W 46th St 
New York, NY 10036

No parking provided.