In this talk, we'll follow the different paths that 3 companies (GitHub, SendGrid, and Catalyst) took in their journey of self-discovery and transformation from monolith to microservices. Sha and Jovel will share their experiences in these companies on the advantages and disadvantages of both microservices and monoliths, why you may want to stay with monoliths, and the problems & perils to watch out for when moving towards microservices.
Sha Ma is currently Vice President and Head of Engineering at Catalyst.io, an industry leading Customer Success Platform. Prior to Catalyst, Sha was the VP of Engineering at GitHub, where she was responsible for Core Platform, Community and Ecosystem products. In 2017, as VP of Engineering at SendGrid, Sha was part of the leadership team that took the company public. Sha cares passionately about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace, and in 2018 was named winner of the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Woman in Business in Technology and Telecommunications. Sha lives in Colorado with her husband and two children, and she enjoys skiing, sailing and traveling with her family.