Join us for friends, food, and geekery as Kyle Jenkins presents Migrating from WebSphere to React, Redis & GraphQL. Food and drinks provided complements of Improving. Doors open at 6:30. Talky talk starts at 7:00.

Case Study: Incremental Migration from WebSphere to Open Source
When the time comes to replace that 20-year-old architecture and migrate into a more capable system for rapid changes, it’s important to keep all the end goals in mind, and not just the technologies. The ability to do an incremental migration and the creation of team autonomy became the focus points of many discussions across one of Abercrombie and Fitch’s biggest projects to overhaul the website, enabling the teams to improve focus and integrate changes more rapidly moving forward, all while continuing to deliver important functionality for the here and now. This session will review the project layout at a high level and go deep into the decisions behind the architecture and technologies chosen for the task at hand, primarily React, Apollo GraphQL, and Redis. We will go over the successes and many lessons learned throughout code, communication, planning, and teamwork.


November 2


06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

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