This weekend LifeWay IT sponsored the 2nd Annual Music City Code conference in #Nashville. The conference doubled in size from last years. Lipscomb University hosted the conference and the turnout was over 500 attendees from across the country. LifeWay IT’s committed to the tech community in Nashville through our team members leading user groups, presenting at conferences, etc.
One of our solution architects, Matt Clement, spoke at the 2nd Annual #MusicCityCode in Nashville this past weekend. Matt spoke about #reactive #microservices and from the number of attendees looked to resonate with the conference attendees. Matt’s slides are here if you’d like to check them out.
The first Code For The Kingdom hackathon in Nashville happened over the weekend and from my perspective was inspiring, humbling, and a picture of how the church should work together to solve problems in our society. It was inspiring to hear all of the different pitches made Friday night and how they all had a connection to helping hurting people, strengthening the church, making your walk with God easier, or even sharing your faith with others. It was humbling to see a 13 year old kid get up there and pitch an idea for an app that would teach his fellow classmates about creationism as he was concerned his friends were only learning about evolution in his school. It takes guts to pitch your idea in front of all of us adults. And it was a picture of people from different backgrounds and skills coming together and working on some of these very cool projects. Our teammates from LifeWay who donated their time over the weekend were inspired as well. Hanging around these people helped show us again why we do what we do. Their work matters and the work that each of these teams did over the weekend mattered. LifeWay will definitely take part in more of these hackathons in the future. A big shout out to Kevin Old and Adam Murray for donating their time to make the hackathon a reality.
One hundred percent growth in attendees is an impressive number for 2015’s DevOps Enterprise Summit (1200 attendees in 2015 from 600 in 2014). Yet it still pales in comparison to the growth in delivery frequency reported by several speakers at the conference, from Capital One‘s 6x increase to a reported 25x increase in release delivery at Bank of America.
Microservices-based systems have been gaining a lot of attention lately. Martin Fowler, the well-known co-author of the Agile Manifesto, has produced a popular explanation of microservices with James Lewis that has been getting a lot of traction with developers.