From a PHP Monolith, to Go Microservices, on Google Cloud Platform

GDG St Louis
Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 6:00 PM (CST)

About this event


We'll be hearing from JP Robinson (formerly of St. Louis), Principal Software Engineer at the New York Times. JP will be joining us remotely.

Here's more info about his talk:

Over the course of 2017, the API traffic of the New York Times crossword tripled. At the same time, a very small team of engineers managed to migrate its platform from a PHP monolith on Amazon Web Services to a suite of Go microservices on Google Cloud Platform. JP Robinson explains how his team was able to make the migration with zero downtime while cutting infrastructure costs in half.


JP Robinson is a principal software engineer at the New York Times, where he has been using and evangelizing Go and microservices for over five years. When he’s not walking around the office beating the drum to lead coworkers toward serenity with Go and Google Cloud, he can be found lounging with his fat cat, enjoying the amazing food of NYC, or attempting (and failing) to get the high score on Joust at Barcade.


Asynchrony Labs is graciously hosting us and providing food. Parking is available in the garage behind 1000 spruce street. There are parking toll booths, but the arms should be raised so you'll be able to enter and exit without paying. Take 9th St. south from Spruce (on the East side of the building.)


Doors open at 6pm, program begins at 6:30.