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The Odyssey – From Monoliths to Microservices at

YOW! 2014 Melbourne

Join us to hear about our adventures in a microservice world at Learn about the problems that launched our journey, the solutions to our problems, and the solutions to our solutions. We’ll share lessons that we have learned, things that have gone well and less well, where we want to go next, and some of the approaches and tools that we’ve adopted to make the approach sustainable.

Jon Eaves

Lead Architect

REA Group


Jon is the Lead Architect for REA Group, working in the Global Infrastructure and Architecture team. With more than 25 years of experience constructing software, he has built software in a wide range of domains, from controlling hardware to payroll systems and the standard consumer-centric web applications. Jon is particularly interested in software design and how to influence teams in building good software, the latter which takes up more and more of his time.

On most days, you will find Jon riding one of his bikes, drinking coffee at the local cafe and being heckled by colleagues as he wistfully remembers the time he spent all day, every day writing code.