Renato Cavalcanti

Principal Engineer at Lightbend

Talk - Event Sourced Applications without Grey Hair

Event sourcing has gained significant attention in the world of software development as a powerful architectural pattern for building robust and scalable applications. However, embracing event sourcing comes with its own set of challenges and pitfalls that can lead to hair-raising moments for developers.

In this talk, we delve into the fascinating realm of event sourcing and explore the main patterns and anti-patterns that can make or break your event-sourced application. We'll embark on a journey through the landscape of event-driven architectures, uncovering the secrets to designing and implementing event sourcing in a way that will keep your hair intact.


Renato is a software developer at Lightbend where he works in the Kalix and Akka Teams. Scala aficionado since 2009, has been hacking in Scala and related technologies for fun and profit. He has a special interest in Event Sourcing/CQRS, DDD and Microservices Architectures. He's the founder of BeScala (Belgian Scala User Group).

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