November 2017

November 21, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 PM


Monoliths & Hydras: Strategies for Goldilock Sized Service

Once upon a time a developer had a monolith with problems and said “I know, I’ll use microservices”; Now they have 20 applications with problems. In this talk we will discuss applications of all sizes (without size shaming). How can we find the right size for our services? What are the strengths and weaknesses of monoliths vs microservices? How can we identify our dependencies and make data driven choices for our architecture? While this is a mostly technical talk, we will be looking more at diagrams than code. Everyone is welcome!


Ryan Bergman

Existing in the shadow world between developers, architecture, and management, Ryan Bergman wages a constant battle against technical debt, feature bloat and unshaven yaks. He has worked as a professional programmer, architect, and technical product owner for the past 18 years in the Des Moines area.

Food Sponsor

Food and drink will be provided by TekSystems.

People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, a leading provider of IT staffing, IT talent management and IT services, we understand people. Every year we deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into the IT labor market enable us to help clients achieve their business goals—while optimizing their IT workforce strategies.


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Meeting Location

Gravitate Valley Junction
318 5th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265