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What is Serverless: why should you care/Securing Microservices:A Practical Guide
Join the LJC this June for an evening of talks on Serverless and Microservices. In our first talk, Rafal Gancarz will be discussing 'What is Serverless and why should you care.' Serverless computing is changing the way that software systems are being built and operated. Despite being a relatively new area within the IT industry, serverless has the potential to massively alter the way that business value is being delivered with software. In this talk, Rafal will introduce key tenets of serverless computing and compare it to the more traditional technology stack running on top compute instances or containers. He will also explain the programming model of Function-as-a-Service, using AWS Lambda as an example and provide overview of other cloud services, commonly used to deliver serverless architectures. Bio: A versatile technologist with years of commercial experience building high quality distributed systems. Rafal is a technical architect with broad expertise in numerous architectural styles and patterns as well as excellent hands-on developer, able to tackle complexity in the heart of any IT solution while providing mentoring and guidance within the technical team. He is also a Certified Scrum Master, experienced agile practitioner and evangelist, passionate about improving project delivery and building highly performing teams. ***This is a placeholder for the event which is being run on Eventbrite. See the full details and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-is-serverless-and-why-should-you-care-securing-microservices-a-practical-guide-tickets-46531640389 *** Our second speaker, Kate Stanley, will present her talk ' Securing Microservices: a practical guide.' Moving to microservices requires a new mindset and approach to application design. This is particularly important when it comes to security as in a distributed world even calls from other parts of your application are vulnerable. Security is often discussed in an abstract context and as there are so many existing standards it's difficult to know what methods are appropriate and when to use them. This session will use the text-based microservice adventure Game On! to discuss security in a real-world scenario. It will introduce the security considerations in a microservice environment and the choices we made to secure our application. You will learn how to utilise industry-wide standards such as OAuth2, OpenID Connect and other social sign-on methods and what we have done to work towards dev/production parity. Bio: Katherine Stanley is a Software Engineer on the microservices team for WebSphere Liberty. As a part of the Liberty team she has created samples to help developers get started with microservices and worked on the open source microservice project GameOn. Katherine has also given presentations and run workshops about microservices and GameOn at European conferences, including DevoxxUK and OSCon in London, and JFokus in Sweden. Katherine has been at IBM since 2014 and is based in the Hursley UK lab. ***This is a placeholder for the event which is being run on Eventbrite. See the full details and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-is-serverless-and-why-should-you-care-securing-microservices-a-practical-guide-tickets-46531640389 *** Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here: http://blog.recworks.co.uk/ Continue the conversation at our Slack Group: https://londonjavacommunity.slack.com Sign up here if you're not a member: https://barrycranford.typeform.com/to/IIyQxd

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The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.

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What is the LJC?

The LJC is an official Java User Group for developers based in London. It was founded in November 2007 and since then has grown to over 5000 members and is now the biggest Java User Group in the UK.

What goes on in the LJC?

We run a variety of regular events ranging from social events and technical presentations to our full day unconference. On top of the events we run prize draws and have an active mailing list/forum. We support the Graduate Development Community in London and promote London based Open Source Software projects where possible.

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Membership is restricted to Java developers working in or around London (or those hoping to train in Java, or relocate to London). Membership will not be granted to those involved in the recruitment industry.

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It’s completely free to join and 99% of our events are completely free. The only event which is charged for is the Unconference, the charge is minimal and it is there to cover refreshments on the day.

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