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Microservices Hackathon #2!

  • Sep 13, 2014 · 11:00 AM
  • Osper Village

We had a blast last time building a working MUD in four different languages in the space of 7 hours - see http://combomicroservices.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/microservices-hackathon-july-2014.html .

So once again, let's get together and try building a microservices application (we'll decide what it should be on the day). We'll try to complete it and release it as open source - but more importantly, learn about different approaches to building software in new ways. You will need a laptop, proficiency in at least one programming language (sadly, not suitable for coding newbies), and ideas about what to build! Experience with microservices is emphatically /not/ required - if you'd like some background, start with Squirrel's microservices notes page http://douglassquirrel.com/microservices/ which has lots of pointers to relevant information and experience reports.

Apologies that an event conflict meant I had to move back a week from the originally planned day - hope most of those who want to can still attend!

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  • Ronan

    I've been trying to get this code running in a vagrant VM.
    I've got it mostly there and figure it's easier to ask for help now. It'll play a bit of the game, dropping one letter but stalling when the letter lands. We resolved this on the day, right? Anyone know what's wrong with it?
    Code here: https://github.com/rklyne/microservices-hackathon-september-2014/tree/vagrant (branch `vagrant`)

    September 22, 2014

    • Douglas S.

      Not sure, I accepted all pull requests

      September 24, 2014

    • Tomasz P.

      The code in the repo is written as we agreed it should work when all events arrive as requested. By the end of the hackathon we were running the letter generator with a workaround to generate letters despite no "words found" event after the letter landed. Thus modification wasn't commited in the pull request.

      September 25, 2014

  • Douglas S.

    September 25, 2014

  • Thomas M.

    Hey.

    had a great time myself.

    For any python devs attending next uService-hackathon I've written a simple Topic Client. Hopefully it'll save us all some time.

    https://github.com/tomdottom/microservice-client-example

    September 14, 2014

  • Daniel V.

    Hi, here are some photos and videos from yesterday: https://plus.google.com/photos/+DanielPVaughan/albums/6058825494638731281

    2 · September 14, 2014

    • Chris P.

      Looks like you had a blast: sorry I wasn't able to come :( looking forward to a write up!

      September 14, 2014

    • Douglas S.

      Yes, thanks Dan. Chris, will definitely have a writeup soon and include some of these great photos

      September 21, 2014

  • Daniel V.

    Useful, interesting and I think we got somewhere

    September 13, 2014

  • Szymon

    It was very interesting. It was amazing to see how a project can evolve ("Hey! There is a useful message being published, let's subscribe to it as well!" attitude).

    September 13, 2014

  • Adrian I.

    tehehe ^_^

    September 13, 2014

  • Ann W.

    I may not be able to make it. This weekend is a bit double booked with #Hack4Good, but I'd still like to try to join for a while, to get some practice.

    September 10, 2014

  • Carlos

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend at the end.
    Hope to see you all on the next one.

    September 2, 2014

  • Adam K.

    I initially signed up, but then realized I'm already set up for that Saturday.
    Hope to be there next time guys

    August 27, 2014

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