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JAX London 2018 Day 2 wrap-up: The microservices universe awaits you

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
JAX London 2018
JAX London 2018

JAX London’s keynotes and sessions might be over, and the last workshop day is about to come to an end but the knowledge we gathered from our amazing speakers as well as from all of you who attended is endless! With this recap, I will try to give you a small taste of all the wonders that took place at JAX London 2018.

Day 2 of JAX London 2018 opened with an incredible keynote by Liz Keogh on leadership at every level. Keogh talked about what it means to be a leader in the uncertain, changing and high-learning environment of software development and how to deal with uncertainty. Especially since businesses love everything to be predictable. Predictability sells, as Keogh pointed out. 

What I found very interesting and inspiring during the second day of sessions was the balance of attention given to the technical as well as the human side of software development by all of our speakers! For every keynote or session focusing on leadership, teamwork and the ‘humanity’ of development, we had an equally informative technical session to bring the scale back to balance.

Andrew Martin, for example, gave a rich in information talk on continuous Kubernetes security. Martin pointed out that security fails to keep up with feature delivery and not only in Kubernetes – this holds true for most technologies.

Where is Kubernetes vulnerable and how can we secure it? Martin explored in depth this topic and I am confident we all learned a lot during this session! 

But that was only but one session among the many super educational sessions we had during Day2!

Michiel Rook was among the superstars during Day 2 since he delivered both a session on the implications of GDPR on event sourcing and a keynote on the effective leadership in agile/DevOps environments.

Rook opened up his session with a quick recap of the history of data protection in Europe so far and explained the nature of the GDPR, which characterized as intentionally ‘broad and vague’ as well as explored how articles 7,15 and 17 interact with event sourcing. Especially article 17, the “right to erasure” is the most important GDPR article in event sourcing.

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During his sessions, Rook gave us a thorough demonstration of strategies on how to deal with the challenge of a customer submitting an article 17 request using sample codes and detailed explanations. 

His keynote on effective leadership was also an absolute hit! He explored the different types of leaders and presented the model of effective leadership and its important traits. He wrapped up his talk by stating that leaders add value – they help teams become greater than the sum of their parts.

And of course, we had a lot of Java going around!

Last but not least, I want to remind you of what went down during Day 1 through this amazing short video by our panelist and speaker Jessica Deen!

On behalf of JAXenter, I would like to thank every single one of you for attending JAX London 2018 and, of course, I would like to thank our amazing speakers for filling our heads with invaluable knowledge! I hope you all had a good time and hope to see you again in the future!

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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