Craft Events Mindfully - Navigating the Event Driven Journey with Caution (EDA)
YOW! Tech Leaders Summit Melbourne 2024

Craft Events Mindfully - Navigating the Event Driven Journey with Caution (EDA)

There has been a shift towards event driven systems since REST and microservices. Like any other architecture, embarking on an event driven journey requires plenty of decisions and trade-offs. Prematurely building for the future can lead to under utilisation and over-engineering, while focusing solely on the present may result in accruing technical debt and increased costs.

As someone with over 13 years of experience as a software engineering consultant, I've witnessed the challenges and opportunities that businesses face when adopting event-driven architectures. We'll explore the critical aspects to consider, ranging from short-term objectives to long-term visions, as well as the organisational structure's impact, the nature of your business, and the feasibility of your investment.

Join me on this journey, and we'll delve into essential topics such as event modelling, transport mechanisms, governance and different flavours of eventing. I'll also shed light on how these architectural decisions can impact consumers who rely on event streams for critical functions such as analytics and transactional processing.

By the end of this session, you can expect to:

  • Gain valuable insights into crafting a well-informed event-driven strategy.
  • Understand the mindset shift going event driven and how to choose a platform.
  • Establish discipline when designing events, as they are the building blocks of the future.
  • Understand the discoverability, governance and compliance considerations for event-driven systems.