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Sam Pierson

Biography: 
Sam Pierson is a Director of Engineering and has been with SPS since 2017. He is responsible for delivering core services for the SPS Retail Network, the SPS Platform, and Developer Services. Previously, he worked on software delivery and an incubation lab at Veritas and Symantec.

Recent Presentations

How You too can Step Away from the Monolith

The first step in moving away from monolithic codebases and towards microservices isn't (or shouldn't be) sitting down and writing code, or debating which orchestration framework you want to use. Creating an approachable plan that can be successful is critical to build the organizational support and funding needed for such an effort.

Why would you deconstruct one of your legacy systems into microservices? What would a plan look like if you did? How would you execute on that plan or put it into motion?