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With Hugh McKee (Developer Advocate, Lightbend), Mary Grygleski (Developer Advocate, IBM), Peter Gollmar (Program Dir., IBM), Grant Steinfeld (Developer Advocate, IBM).
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
NYC Blockchain Center, 54 W 21st St


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How does one choose to architect a system that has micro-service/REST api endpoints? While there are many solutions out there, some are better than others. Should state be held in a server side component? Generally we are told this is a bad practice, but is it? It's unclear & this confusion may lead to poor technology stack choices that are impossible or extremely hard to change later on as your system evolves in terms of demand & performance.

Asynchronous Reactive server side solutions can provide the performance requirements & and reliability needed by any infrastructure that we expect to be up 100% of the time (e.g. your telephone). Using Java one can create restful micro-services with Lagom & Akka Actors deployed on Kubernetes, which will provide an architectural solution that meets these expectations.

In this event, we will have an open panel discussing the architectures & solutions proposed above, featuring a few guest speakers: Hugh McKee - Author & expert on Akka Actors working at Lightbend (IBM Partner) & Mary Grygleski - Global Java Developer Advocate specializing in Reactive Systems.

Following the panel, Hugh will present his demonstration of an eCommerce Reactive system he gave at DevNexus earlier this year. Participants will have access to this github repository in order to follow along.

Attendees can expect to:
* Understand the fundamental of & how to program Lagom Microservices
* Explore how Akka Actors work & how to use them to connect with Lagom
* Use kubernetes to deploy the above.
* Garner insights about the possible pathways to Lightbend & IBM Reactive Platforms


6pm - doors open, pizza, drinks, & networking
630-830pm - panel & demo
830-9pm - Q&A + networking
9pm - venue closes

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About Hugh McKee

Developer Advocate, Solutions Architect, & life-long technologist. Grew up out in the wild working with many companies on software development projects & at times providing training & support. More recently moved to focus on internal HP IT working on customer facing applications. Currently working on a tools & platform team that supports internal application teams in the cloud. Has been in love with software & systems development from the first few lines of code & there is no end in sight.

About Mary Grygleski

Developer Advocate @ IBM. Mary has been riding the tech waves since 1989, starting with Unix & C, then set sail for Java, open source, & web in the new Millennium, & now venturing into reactive, mobile, & the DevOps space. In her previous incarnations, she worked for several technology product companies in the Route 128 Boston Technology Corridor as well the San Francisco Bay Area. She now resides in the Greater Chicago area, & is an Executive Board member & the Director of Meetings for the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG).

About Peter Gollmar

Peter is lead offering manager for IBM partnerships focused on developers. He is responsible for the introduction of new product & developer offerings stemming from key partnerships. As part of the Digital Ecosystem Group, he works across all of the IBM units to accelerate understanding & adoption of technologies. His current focus is on frameworks such as Akka, Play & Lagom for developing massively scalable, event driven applications for cloud & multi-cloud deployment.

About Grant Steinfeld

Grant Steinfeld (@gsteinfeld) is the IBM Developer Advocate for Blockchain, Java, & NodeJS. Grant is an accomplished & innovative senior software architect & engineer with a reputation for delivering client-focused solutions. He is a problem solver & team mentor with the ability to work with & manage development teams. He is able to interface with senior management & product teams in order to translate business requirements & challenges into project plans & solutions.
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