Speaker Details

Michele Riva


I'm a passionate and experienced software architect, Google GDE, and Microsoft MVP from Milan, Italy.

I've worked as a software engineer and architect for almost ten years in product and consultancy companies, taking the best from both worlds.

In 2022, I've published my first book, "Real-World Next.js," where I talk about the web framework that changed forever the way we build web applications.

I'm currently working as a Senior Software Architect in NearForm while contributing to many open-source projects in different languages (TypeScript, Haskell, Golang), writing technical articles, and speaking to many international conferences.

Explaining distributed systems like I'm five


When you really need to scale your application, adopting a distributed architecture can help you support high traffic levels. The problem is: how should you do that? When can we call a system "distributed"?

In this talk, we will look at many easy examples of how a distributed architecture could virtually scale infinitely, always explaining this... like I'm five!