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Aug 19, 2020

Getting Started with Event-Driven Reactive Systems

The Charlotte JUG is excited to have Grace Jansen and Kate Stanley from IBM for our August online event.

In this session we’ll explore what Reactive application architecture is, how event streaming tools like Kafka can be utilized in reactive applications and get hands-on with Reactive API’s from the MicroProfile specification. Whether it be updates from sensors, clicks on a website or even tweets, applications are bombarded with a never-ending stream of new events. So, how can we design our applications to be more reactive and resilient to these fluctuating loads and better manage our thirst for data?

Participating in this Meetup, you will:
– Learn the basic principles of reactive systems
– Explore how and why Kafka can be a useful tool in building reactive applications
– Get hands-on with Reactive API’s through MicroProfile-based quicklabs

++About the Speakers++

Grace’s Bio:

Grace is a Developer Advocate at IBM, working with Open Liberty and Reactive Platform. She has been with IBM since graduating from Exeter University with a Degree in Biology. Grace enjoys bringing a varied perspective to her projects and using her knowledge of biological systems to simplify complex software patterns and architectures. As a developer advocate, Grace builds POC’s, demos and sample applications, and writes guides and tutorials. She is a regular presenter at international technology conferences and has recently authored a book on reactive systems. Grace also has a keen passion for encouraging more women into STEM and especially Technology careers.

Kate’s Bio:

Kate Stanley is a Software Engineer in the IBM Event Streams team based in the UK. Through her work on IBM Event Streams, she has gained experience running Apache Kafka on Kubernetes and running enterprise Kafka applications. In her previous role she specialized in cloud-native Java applications and microservices architectures. Kate has co-authored an IBM Redbook on Java microservices and has contributed to the open-source microservice project Game On and the open-source Kafka operator Strimzi. She enjoys sharing her experiences and has presented at conferences around the world, including the Kafka Summits in San Francisco, New York and London, JavaLand in Germany and JFokus in Sweden.

++ Agenda ++

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Awesome talk by Grace and Kate
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Q&A and JetBrains Raffle


August 19
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Online event


Charlotte Java User Group