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Meet the Expert: Sam Newman on Transitioning to Microservices

Sam Newman

If you’re new to microservices, you probably have some questions, like “When should you use them?” and “Where do you even start?”

Join expert Sam Newman for this special edition of Meet the Expert to take the first steps on your microservices journey. In just one hour, you’ll explore critical aspects of the monolith-to-microservice transition, understand how to frame a transition to microservices, and learn how to get started. You’ll also get tips for incremental migration.

O'Reilly Meet the Expert explores emerging business and technology topics and ideas through a series of one-hour interactive events. You’ll engage in a live conversation with experts, sharing your questions and ideas while hearing their unique perspectives, insights, fears, and predictions.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live show, you’ll better understand:

  • Why incremental migration is key
  • How your reason for adopting microservices drives how you prioritize your starting point

This training course is for you because...

  • You want to learn about the fundamental shifts that are transforming the business landscape and customer needs.
  • You’re struggling with when to use microservices and how to start that journey.


  • Come with your questions for Sam Newman
  • Have a pen and paper handy to capture notes, insights, and inspiration

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About your instructor

  • After spending time at multiple startups and 12 years at ThoughtWorks, Sam Newman is now an independent consultant. Specializing in microservices, cloud, and continuous delivery, Sam helps clients around the world deliver software faster and more reliably through training and consulting. Sam is an experienced speaker who has spoken at conferences across the world, and is the author of Building Microservices and Monolith to Microservices both from O'Reilly Media. Sam is also co-chair of the O’Reilly Infrastructure & Operations Conference.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Introduction and presentation (15 minutes)
  • Interactive discussion and Q&A (45 minutes)