How did I get here? The successional dynamics of hardware and software

Track: Architecture
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Room A412
Time Slot: Wed 2/17, 1:00 PM
Tags: architecture , microservices , devops

The last few decades have brought about a dramatic transformation in both hardware and software development. Changes to one drive changes to the other, all with the aim of moving away from monolithic applications deployed on huge custom machines to agile, infinitely scalable services deployed on high-performance, cost-effective, software-defined networks and infrastructure. This talk will share some of the history that has led to this point, and offer insights on how these new systems can help you shape your own ops and developer evolution from traditional data center virtualization to hybrid cloud models, microservices architectures and beyond. I will also be talking about a new way for us to think about what “best architecture” or “best solution” means.

Steven Pousty

Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, PostgreSQL MongoDB, and some JavaScript. He has deep subject area expertise in GIS/Spatial, Statistics, and Ecology. He has spoken at over 75 conferences and done over 50 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CiscoLive, Fluent, DevNation, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.