Event-Driven Microservices - Beyond the Fairy Tale

Onsite GOTO Night
Allard Buijze
Allard Buijze

Creator of Axon Framework

Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 4.45pm - 7.00pm
Location: Fiskerivej 2h, 8000 Aarhus


4.45pm - Doors open
5.00pm - Event-Driven Microservices - Beyond the Fairy Tale
5.45pm - F&B and networking with other participants
7.00pm - Thank you for today!


Our applications need to be faster, better, bigger, smarter, and more enjoyable to meet our demanding end-users needs. In recent years, the way we build, run, and operate our software has changed significantly. We use scalable platforms to deploy and manage our applications. Instead of big monolithic deployment applications, we now deploy small, functionally consistent components as microservices. Problem. Solved. Right?

Unfortunately, for most of us, microservices, and especially their event-driven variants, do not deliver on the beautiful, fairy-tale-like promises that surround them.

In this session, Allard will share a different take on microservices. We will see that not much has changed in how we build software, which is why so many "microservices projects" fail nowadays. What lessons can we learn from concepts like DDD, CQRS, and Event Sourcing to help manage the complexity of our systems? He will also show how message-driven communication allows us to focus on finding the boundaries of functionally cohesive components, which we can evolve into microservices should the need arise.

About the speaker

Allard Buijze is founder and CTO of AxonIQ. Starting at the age of 6, he has developed a great passion for programming and has guided both large and small organizations in building performant and scalable applications. Now, he is on a mission to make implementations of large scale systems easier. He created the Axon Framework as an experiment initially, but when both large and small organizations started using Axon, AxonIQ was born.

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