Andrew Jones - Speaker Line-Up 2018

ScaleConf New Zealand - Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks

Andrew Jones is a self-taught software developer and consultant, currently based in Melbourne. He has worked in startups, non-profits and enterprise environments in a variety of roles, with his most recent roles requiring cloud and data architecture specialties so as to help organisations unlock the value in their data.

Andrew has skills and interests across a wide variety of languages including Clojure, Javascript, Golang, and Ruby, tools like Ansible and Puppet, and platforms like AWS. He is equally comfortable working with infrastructure or on front-end code. He is very active in the Melbourne Devops community as organiser of, and regular presenter at the DevOps Melbourne Meetup and a member of the devopsdays Melbourne 2015 conference organising committee.


Data patterns catalogue: simplifying the journey from monolith to modern data architectures

The data heart of many businesses is monolithic legacy systems, beating powerfully but slowly as they are hardened against rapid change. However, to quickly derive business insight, act for customers in real time, and empower autonomous product teams, we look to microservice architectures and self-service data platforms to infuse the entire organisation with arterial streams of data.

To make the change is equivalent to open-heart surgery - how do we maintain the data pulse while we animate every part of the business with responsive data? The good news for the patient is that we have surgically precise techniques available.

Andrew will share a range of approaches to common scenarios when migrating incrementally from monolithic legacy systems and batch processes to modern streaming architectures and services bounded by business contexts. He will also share some general design principles for modern data architectures. This will provide a practical framework for thinly slicing data migrations that your organisation can start using today.

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