Scaling Complex Adaptive Systems

08 Apr

5:00 pm Online event




Join us for the online meetup “Scaling Complex Adaptive Systems” with James Lewis. This GOTO night is focused on the science pointing to different types of network placing limits on our ability to scale, both our software and our companies.

Venue/Host: Zoom
Costs: Free of charge
Speaker: James Lewis


Amazon as a business and AWS in particular are growing faster than exponentially while most business struggle to hit 85% revenue growth as they double in size. What is driving this explosive growth? Recent research into Complexity Science points to their organisational structure (and therefore their software architecture) as key drivers for this growth.

During this GOTO night, James will explore some of the science pointing to different types of network placing limits on our ability to scale, both our software and our companies.


5:00pm — Welcome to this GOTO Night with James Lewis
5:05pm — James Lewis will present his subject of the day
5:30pm — Live Q&A with James Lewis
5:55pm — Thank you for joining us for this GOTO Night


James Lewis is a Software Architect and Director at ThoughtWorks based in the UK. He’s proud to have been a part of ThoughtWorks’ journey for fifteen years and it’s ongoing mission of delivering technical excellence for its clients and in amplifying positive social change for an equitable future. As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the Technology Radar, he contributes to industry adoption of open source and other tools, techniques, platforms and languages.

He is an internationally recognised expert on software architecture and design and on its intersection with organisational design and lean product development. As such he’s been a guest editor for IEEE Software, written articles, delivered training and spoken at more conferences than he can remember.

James defined the new Microservices architectural style back in 2014 along with Martin Fowler. Currently the microservices industry is worth in excess of $20 billion annually. James’ primary consulting focus these days is on helping organisations with technology strategy, distributed systems design and adoption of SOA. He freely admits that it’s only by standing on the shoulders of giants that he’s been able to make the contributions to the industry that he has.

Event host: Marcel van Benthem, Trifork


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