Pragmatic Microservices, by Randy Shoup, VPE @ Stitch Fix

Pragmatic Microservices, by Randy Shoup, VPE @ Stitch Fix

About this Event

The Speaker

Randy Shoup is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and has worked as a senior technology leader and executive at companies ranging from small startups, to mid-sized places, to eBay and Google. Randy is currently VP Engineering at Stitch Fix in San Francisco.

Earlier, Randy was Chief Engineer at eBay for 6 1/2 years, where he was responsible for multiple generations of eBay's realtime search infrastructure. He was CTO and Co-founder of a startup, and learned just how difficult and different it is to build a company from scratch. He was Director of Engineering at Google for Google App Engine, the world's largest platform-as-a-service. He also spent a year and a half applying eBay and Google lessons consulting with startups and large enterprises on how to improve their organizations and technology.

He is particularly passionate about the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.

The Talk

“One of the most powerful trends in software today is building large systems out of composable microservices. Many large-scale web companies have migrated over time to this architecture – and for good reason. But, as with any powerful technique, microservices come with their own brand of tradeoffs, and it is important to be aware of them before deciding whether they are appropriate in any particular case. They are not for every scale of problem, for every stage of company, or for every team.

This session takes a pragmatic approach to microservices, and compares them to the alternatives at different stages of company evolution. Using examples from Google, eBay, and Stitch Fix, as well as from smaller organizations, it makes practical suggestions about whether, when, and how an organization should consider adopting a microservices architecture. Assuming microservices are the appropriate choice, it outlines an experience-based, incremental approach to making a successful re-architecture to microservices.” - Randy


6:00PM - 7:00PM Registration + light food & drinks

7:00PM - 8:00PM Randy’s Talk + Q&A

8:00PM - 9:00PM Networking


If you take Bart/Muni, get off the Montgomery station. If you are taking Caltrain, you can either walk or jump on the 30/45 bus and get off at Kearny and Market.


There are two nearby garages to consider:

• 40 3rd St (between Mission and Market). $13/hr. 24hrs. Indoor garage. 2 blocks away from the event building

• 780 Mission St (between 3rd and 4th). $9/hr. 24hrs. Indoor garage. 3 blocks away from the event building

Getting to the event space

Once you are in the lobby of the building, someone from Stitch Fix will badge you up to the 14th floor (badge is needed to use the elevator)

Speakers (1)
VP Engineering and Chief Architect @ eBay
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Main talk: Programatic Microservices, by Randy Shoup - VPE @ Stitch Fix

Randy Shoup, VP Engineering and Chief Architect @ eBay
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Registration + light food & drinks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Randy’s Talk + Q&A
Randy Shoup
VP Engineering and Chief Architect @ eBay
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
September 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Stitch Fix
120 Kearny St, Floor 14, San Francisco, CA
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Jerry Li
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