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IBM Developer Event: How to Build Lagom Stateful Microservices w/ Akka Actors on Kubernetes

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

NYC Blockchain Center welcomes new founding member – IBM Developer Team and we are happy to cohost their series of developer events.

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 and 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 and performance.

In this talk we will discuss how Asynchronous Reactive server side solutions can provide the performance requirements and and the reliability expected 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 and Akka Actors deployed on Kubernetes, which will provide an architectural solution that meets these expectations.

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


6:30pm – doors open, pizza, drinks, & networking
7-8:30pm – talk & demo
8:30-9pm – Q&A + networking
9pm – venue closes

Get a head start with IBM Cloud and join via: https://ibm.biz/BdzzGe

Speaker – Grant Steinfeld:

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.


June 12
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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