June 8

When the fit for everyone isn’t the right fit for you

This talk will encourage engineers to pause and approach their solutions with caution, realizing that the fit for everyone may not be right for them. We’ll discuss the reasons why a new technology adoption could fail, a few basic checklists to keep handy when evaluating tech stack options, critical aspects to consider, and architectural patterns that have emerged that could help you get started.
Talk abstract

At Discover Financial Services, we’re undergoing a digital transformation of our payment platform to provide modern and innovative solutions. Whether it’s building new technology innovations or modernizing an old inherited tech stack, we’re gathering available solutions to increase growth and efficiency. It’s imperative to avoid shiny new things or unfit technologies that could compromise the mission. 

Platform Engineers are tasked to efficiently leverage cloud platforms while making sure their software can be reliably and securely deployed to production. It’s important to understand that pitfalls can manifest not only in the choices made, but also in the implementation process. This talk will cover:

  • How to find your right fit technology
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Lessons learned from our modernization