November Meetup

Serendipity Labs

525 Junction Rd Suite 6500 · Madison, WI

How to find us

Park in the parking ramp, enter the building on the south side and take the elevator up to the 6th floor.

Location image of event venue

Details

Agenda -
5:30-6:30: Food and beverages sponsored by Serendipity Labs

6:00 - Serendipity Labs Tour
Our host for November, Serendipity Labs, has a beautiful new coworking and shared office space located in Middleton. Join us for a short tour of their spaces, including co-working areas, private offices, meeting rooms, and their rotating art collection.

6:30-6:45: Group Update, This Month in Cloud Native
A thanks to our sponsors and a quick recap interesting Cloud Native news from the last month.

6:45-7:15:
Title: A Tour of gRPC
Speaker: Branden Timm
gRPC is an incubating Cloud Native project for inter-service communication already in use by many large enterprises. As an alternative or complement to typical REST architecture, gRPC presents many interesting features, including a language-agnostic interface definition, automatic code generation for many languages, and high performance thanks to HTTP/2 and a binary encoding for on-wire data.

In this talk, the speaker will present an overview of gRPC, including it's advantages/disadvantages, how it compares to REST, and a short demonstration on developing with gRPC.

7:30-8:
Networking and round-table.