Ahead of her ‘Journeys to Cloud Native Architecture: Sun, Sea and Emergencies’ talk next week, we were fortunate enough to chat to Nicki Watt (@techiewatt) about what we can expect from the event.
For those of you who don’t know Nicki, she is the CTO at OpenCredo where she helps organisations to embrace, build and discover innovative solutions to their problems. Nicki is also a co-author of Neo4j In Action, a comprehensive guide to the graph database, Neo4j.
Who do you think should come along and why?
This talk is for all levels, engineers and managers alike, looking to get some behind the scenes insight as to what kind of challenges an organisation faces when they embark on moving towards a new cloud native (read microservices) architecture.
What do you think are the three most interesting questions that this event will answer?
– What are some of the common challenges faced when moving to this new way of building applications?
– What should I look out for if I am starting this journey?
– What tools and approaches will help me or my organisation if we are starting out on this journey?
Why do you think this presentation is important for people?
In short knowledge sharing and collaboration! Many organisations are moving towards developing systems via this new paradigm. It provides an opportunity for engineers and managers alike to learn and gain insight from others who have taken this journey before, gaining some tips and insight along the way, and hopefully being able to provide some of their own insights too!
Any advice for junior developers entering the industry?
Whilst technical skills are very important, I believe it is just as important to develop skills around being able to communicate well, specifically to be able discuss, explain and explore technical topics and concepts with people at different levels. Don’t just focus on learn new programming languages, master the art of explanation and communication – this will take you far!
Don’t forget we’re also going to be joined at the session by Allan Kelly (@allankellynet) who is going to present his talk ‘Why Devs hate Agile and what to do about it’. You can find out more about Allan’s talk in his interview here.
If you’d like to come along, we’ll be at Skills Matter, EC2M 7EB on Wednesday 14th November at 18:30. You can find the full details and RSVP here.