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London Microservices Meetup with Nicky Wrightson

  • Conde Nast International 1-11 John Adam Street London, England, WC2N 6HT United Kingdom (map)


6:30 pm: Arrive, food & drinks, networking

7:00 pm: Brief introductions

7:05 pm: Securing microservices in a serverless world by Andreas Claesson (mnemonic AS)

7:45 pm: Quick 5-minute break

7:50 pm: An Engineer's Guide to a Good Night's Sleep by Nicky Wrightson (Skyscanner)

8:30 pm: Finish, networking


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Securing microservices in a serverless world
Andreas Claesson, mnemonic AS

The world of IT is changing with a vast number of services moving from centralised servers to decentralised server providers the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With the concept of "serverless", the services themselves are also becoming decentralised, meaning that they are broken down into smaller pieces called microservices.

In his presentation, Andreas will explore the major benefits of going serverless, the challenges this approach to architecture presents to traditional IT security, and try to answer the question, "so why isn’t serverless super popular yet?"

The presentation is based on an article published in the annual mnemonic Security Report (

Andreas Claesson works at the European IT and information security company mnemonic as a Senior Security Consultant in their Technical Risk Services department. Based in Oslo, his main focus area is security assessments of cloud environments, which requires a different approach compared to traditional IT security. He has a background in software development giving him an extra dimension in his security work.


An Engineer's Guide to a Good Night's Sleep
Nicky Wrightson, Skyscanner

In a time of empowered teams, complex tech stacks, highly distributed systems the support model of years ago needed to adapt. The developers now own how they run and operate their systems including out of hours support. In this talk I will share several approaches and considerations that can help reduce the risk of that dreaded 3am call from Ops.

Nicky is a principal engineer working at Skyscanner and formerly of the Financial Times and has been leading teams for more than 15 years, across a wide range of industries: travel, banking, media and telecommunications. She passionately drives forward cloud native architectures and approaches that allow engineers to deliver deliver business value quickly whilst also reducing the support overhead needed for complex distributed systems.

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