Sam Newman

Monolith to Microservices



Inge Lehmanns Gade 2,
8000 Aarhus


07:30 Doors open
08:00 Workshop starts
12:00 Lunch
16:00 Workshop ends

Monolith to Microservices

Explore how to break apart a monolith and transition to a microservice architecture in this 1-day workshop with Sam Newman.

Many people interested in adopting microservice architectures already have lots of valuable working software that uses different architectures. Rather than throwing all that away and undertaking a “Big Bang” rewrite, you can save time, headaches, and money by adapting what you already have and incrementally adopting a microservice architecture.


In this workshop we’ll explore a number of techniques that allow you to incrementally migrate from existing monolithic applications or vendor-based software to microservice architectures. You’ll learn how to make the necessary architectural changes to adopt microservices without needing to resort to a “Big Bang” rewrite.


We’ll also explore how to plan and prioritse a transition, including how to make sure you can make progress while still shipping features.

What you’ll learn and how you can apply it

By the end of this workshop, you’ll understand:

  • How to prioritize what to migrate first
  • How to keep your existing software running and serving customers while moving functionality to a new architecture
  • How to break down migration into multiple discrete steps


And you’ll be able to:

  • Use a variety of migration patterns in different contexts to make adopting microservices easier
  • See architecture less as a static, non-changing entity and more as something you must continuously change to make sure it’s fit for its purpose

Target Audience

Those who are in the process of moving to microservices, or are already on the path, should get a lot out of the workshop. It’s primarily aimed at people in technical leadership positions like tech leads and architects, but should be of use to any developer or operations person interested in how to move to microservices. Prior knowledge of service-oriented architectures generally or microservices specifically is useful, but by no means essential.


This class is not a coding workshop, but will be interactive, making use of group exercises to help participants explore the topics.


Participants do not need laptops or any other type of equipment, but it’s fine if you bring them for note taking, etc​.

About Sam Newman

Sam Newman is an independent consultant specialising in helping people ship software fast. Sam has worked extensively with the cloud, continuous delivery, and microservices and is especially preoccupied with understanding how to more easily deploy working software into production. For the last few years, he has been focusing in the area of microservice architectures. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world and another in the IT operations space. Previously, he spent over a decade at ThoughtWorks and then left to join a startup, before setting up his own company. Sam speaks frequently at conferences and is the author of Building Microservices and Monolith to Microservices (O’Reilly).

Sam Newman

Sam Newman

Registration – FULLY BOOKED

Registration opens: 11.12.2019 at 10am

Registration closes: 14.01.2020


In case of a fully booked workshop we create a waiting list.


This is a closed workshop for employees from Destination AARhus member companies.


LIMITED SEATS! There are 40 seats, which will be distributed by a first-comes-first principle.



If you have signed up for the workshop but need to cancel your reservation, please notify us as soon as possible by writing an email to: maria_thing@destinationaarhus.com


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