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IBM Developer Event: Microservices w/ Java Akka Actors on RedHat OpenShift

September 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm EDT

IBM Developer Event: How to Build Stateful Microservices w/ Java Akka Actors on RedHat OpenShift

NYC Blockchain Center and Founding Member IBM Developer Team cohost this series of developer events.


Please bring proof of RSVP and ID in order to attend.


About the Event

Fast responses are not fast enough when it comes to internet scale cloud solutions. Organizations building distributed systems with demanding requirements encounter challenges that cannot fully be solved with a traditional object-oriented programming (OOP) model. To take care of scale, systems are becoming more and more distributed to address elastic scale, but often at the expense of reliability and responsiveness. These are hard to build and choosing the right framework can be hard.

In this talk we will discuss how the Akka Actor framework from Lightbend is a great alternative for concurrency to facilitate Asynchronous Reactive server side solutions which can provide the performance requirements and and the reliability expected today. We will talk about how Java one can create restful micro-services with Akka Actors deployed on RedHat OpenShift, which will provide an architectural solution that meets these expectations. Today, the actor model is not only recognized as a highly effective solution — it has been proven in production for some of the world’s most demanding applications.


Attendees can expect to walk away understanding:

– The fundamentals of and how to program Reactive Microservices

– How Akka Actors work

– How RedHat Openshift can be used to deploy Reactive Systems


Please bring a laptop.



6:30pm – doors open, food, & networking

6:45pm – introductions round robin

7-8pm – presentation & demo

8-8:30pm – Q&A + networking

8:45pm – venue closes


Get a head start with IBM Cloud, sign up via: https://ibm.biz/Bdzbb8


About Grant

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


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