Pacific Northwest Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2019

Cloud Native Applications

Sunday - Nov 10 9:00 AM

Chris Maki

Chris Maki

Founder & Chief Architect of Rip City Software

How do you build a Cloud Native Applications? So many cloud deployments are a lift and shift architecture, what would it look like if you started from scratch, only used cloud native technologies? During this session we will compare and contrast two applications, one built using a traditional Java application architecture, the other using a cloud native approach. How does building an app for the cloud change your architecture, application design, development and testing processes? We’ll look at all this and more.

During this session we’ll dive in to the details of Cloud Native applications, their origins and history. Then, look at what’s involved when you move from an on-prem data center to the cloud. Should you change your approach to application design now that you are in the cloud? If so, what does a cloud-based design look like.

During this session we’ll use a few example applications to see how their architecture and design choices impact their ability to maximize the power of the cloud.

By the end of the session, you’ll have a better understanding of the benefits of a cloud native application design, how to best leverage cloud capabilities, and how to create performant Microservices.

About Chris Maki

Chris is the founder and Chief Architect of Rip City Software, a company dedicated to Java Microservices and building systems in AWS. He has more than 20 years of experience creating web scale enterprise systems. Throughout his career, Chris has been a user group leader, speaker, and author. He's passionate about inclusive leadership, empowering teams, focusing on differentiated work and streamlining the development, testing and deployment process.