Travel technology is in our blood
At Holiday Extras we believe time is precious, and holidays are some of the most precious times we have. So it’s fitting our purpose and promise to our customers is less hassle, more holiday.
We’re a fast-moving travel technology business, obsessed with making it easy for customers to make the most of their trip. With over 4 million bookings a year we are one of the UK’s most innovative travel companies and continue to grow fast and expand our offering as a trips-based business.
We’re the UK market leader in travel ancillaries; once you have booked a flight and accommodation, we take care of the rest. That includes airport hotels, insurance, airport parking, lounges, foreign currency, car hire, resort transfers and attractions. Almost all of our business is conducted online, either direct through our own website and app or through our network of partners that include the major travel retailers, airlines and tour operators.
Our product engineering team are based in our custom-built Wave and Reef campuses, just 5 minutes from the beach in Hythe, Kent, less than an hour from London. We also have engineers in Sofia (Bulgaria) and at our tech hub in Birmingham. In total we have more than 130 people working on our product development including engineers, product managers, testers, and designers.
Keynote: Operating Microservices: Everything Is at Scale
Featuring Sarah Wells
If you only have to do things a few times, you can do them manually. With microservices, you need to automate pretty much everything. Doing it manually just takes too long.
And it’s not just provisioning and deployment pipelines. How do you keep service run books up to date for 100+ services?...kubernetes architecture microservices mucon
Lightning Talk: Microservice Or Micromonolth
Featuring Andy Czerwinski
So what criteria do you use to describe the microservices that you have deployed into production? Do they follow the "golden path" of each service having control over every aspect of its self and all its supporting services? Or as you break up the ancient monolith, do you recreate lots...architecture spring-boot devops mucon microservices spring-cloud
Scaling Microservices with Message Queues, Spring Boot and Kubernetes
Featuring Daniele Polencic
You used the Spring framework to create web-services in the blink of an eye. And you know how great it’s to build small services that compose into a larger system. And it works great — until you have to run it in production.
With so many dependencies, how do you deploy applications in the right...architecture spring-boot microservices kubernetes
Keynote: How to be WRONG with Microservices, and still WIN
Featuring Russ Miles
Being wrong is often seen as the WORSE THING THAT CAN HAPPEN(tm), especially when you’re building business critical applications and services. But the increased velocity of modern software development, as enabled with continuous delivery and a micro services architectural style, plus the...architecture mucon microservices
Implementing Microservices In Serverless Paradigm
Featuring Nikhil Barthwal
Microservices architecture uses an assembly of fine grained services to deliver functionality. The goal of this architectural style is to innovate by reducing the dependencies between teams which results in faster code to production.
Serverless Architecture Code is an execution model where...architecture distributed-systems mucon dependency-management serveless microservices
Lightning Talk: Type Me If You Can: A Type-driven Approach to Microservice Development
Featuring Rumyana Neykova
Types are probably the last thing that comes to your mind when someone mentions microservices. The aim of this talk is to change this misconception.
Rumyana will share with you that types can be used to understand, test, specify and verify microservices. In particular, she will give you a crash...architecture type-driven microservices-development microservices
Lightning Talk: Microservices and Dependency Mapping - How to Obtain and Leverage the Graph of the System Component Interactions
Featuring Mikael Wozniak
BritishGas adopted microservices 2 years ago. A heavily distributed architectural style that comes with opportunities and challenges when it comes to understanding how a given system actually works. Mapping the dependencies between the ever growing list of involved components is becoming crucial...tracing-tools neo4j self-actualising-graph dependency-mapping architecture microservices
Keynote: Deriving Meaning in a Time of Chaos: The Intersection Between Chaos Engineering and Observability for Distributed Systems
Featuring Crystal Hirschorn
In this talk Crystal will explore incident planning, postmortem-driven development, chaos engineering, and observability practices and the impact this can have for operating distributed systems as scale. You will learn about the exponential effect chaos engineering practices can have on levelling...systems-safety incident-management observability chaos-engineering distributed-systems architecture
Keynote: Not Just Events: Developing Asynchronous Microservices
Featuring Chris Richardson
The microservice architecture functionally decomposes an application into a set of services. Each service has its own private database that’s only accessible indirectly through the services API. Consequently, implementing queries and transactions that span multiple services is challenging. In...architecture cqrs events keynote microservices mucon