There’s just over a week to go until our next meetup, ‘Banking in the Cloud: Ultra-High Reliability Architectures’ with guest speaker Jason Maude (@jasonmaude).
For those of you not familiar with Jason, he’s a coder, coach, debater and public speaker. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He’s passionate about explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won’t be able to understand them. Currently he works at Starling Bank as their Head of System Analytics and host of the Starling podcast.
Ahead of the talk we chatted to Jason to find out a bit more about what attendees can expect.
Who do you think should come along and why?
This talk will be of interest to anyone in the LJC, but particularly those people who work in finance (or any other highly regulated environment), who want to implement techniques such as continuous deployment but keep being told “that’s not how the industry works”.
What do you think are the three most interesting questions that this event will answer?
- Do I have to make a trade-off between reliability and speed of deployment?
- How can you avoid propagation of bugs in a distributed system?
- What do I say to the people who keep throwing regulations at me as a reason we can’t do things in a better way?
Why do you think this presentation is important for people?
It’s important as it’ll show how you can create an incredibly reliable system without sacrificing speed of delivery (I’ve given away the answer to the first question above, but oh well).
It’ll also give people a great insight into Starling Bank, one of the most successful fintechs in the industry right now.
Any advice for junior developers entering the industry?
Make sure you balance development of your technical skills with development of empathy and communication skills. Both are required if you’re going to be successful.
If you’d like to come along, the event is happening on Thursday 6th December, 18.30 at Skills Matter, EC2M 7EB. You can find the full details and register here.