• January 2019 Cloud Native Microservices Meetup

    Agenda 6 - 6:30 - Networking / Food 6:30 - 7:30 - Authentication & Authorization of Microservices at Scale - Jeff Singer, Draftkings Jeff will talk about the proxy based approach DraftKings uses for exposing a public API, and how that makes managing authentication, authorization, and monitoring easier across their over 100 microservices. 7:30-7:40 - Break / Networking 7:40 - 8:40 - Microservices are only as good as their APIs; come learn the benefits of building modern APIs with GraphQL. Robert Zhu, Amazon Web Services Prizes and swag giveaway sponsored by Draftkings! Limited Seating. Note - Please ensure your first name/last name on the Meetup matches your ID. We will provide a list of RSVPs to building security on the day of the meetup for smoother check-ins.

  • November Cloud Native Microservices Meetup


    Agenda 6 - 6:45 - Networking / Food 6:45 - 7:45 - Microservices Caching Strategies - Mark Richards wmrichards.com 7:45 - 8:45 - Turbonomic XL platform - Emanuele Maccherani --------------Details------------------------------- Microservices Caching Strategies ABSTRACT: Have you ever wondered how to do data synchronization between cloud-based services and on-prem databases? Have you ever wondered how to share a single database schema between hundreds (or even thousands) of microservices? Have you ever wondered how to significantly increase the performance of microservices? Have you ever wondered how to version relational database changes when sharing data in a microservices environment? Have you ever wondered techniques for doing large-scale reporting and analytics in a microservices ecosystem? If any of these questions intrigue you, then you should come to this talk. In this talk Mark Richards describes and demonstrates various caching strategies and patterns that you can use in Microservices to significantly increase performance, manage common data in a highly distributed architecture, and even manage data synchronization from cloud-based microservices. He also describes the differences between a distributed and replicated cache. Using live coding and demos using Hazelcast, Mark demonstrates how to do space-based microservices, leveraging caching to its fullest extent. BIO: Mark Richards (wmrichards.com) an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in the journey to software architect. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos, including several books on Microservices (O'Reilly), the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series (O’Reilly), Enterprise Messaging video series (O’Reilly), Java Message Service, 2nd Edition (O’Reilly), and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (O’Reilly). Mark has a master’s degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series and has spoken at hundreds of conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.

  • October Cloud Native Microservices Meetup

    Pivotal Labs Cambridge

    Agenda 6 - 6:45 - Networking / Food 6:45 - 7:45 - "Knative" - Scott Andrews (Knative Approver) & Mark Fisher Knative is a new open source project started by engineers from Google, Pivotal, IBM, SAP, and RedHat. It’s a collection of components that extend Kubernetes into a Multicloud FaaS platform. It includes three major parts: Serving, Build, and Eventing. Serving is a scale-to-zero, request-driven compute runtime which leverages Istio to route traffic amongst revisions. Build provides a pluggable model for building containers from source code. Eventing provides building blocks for consuming and producing events that adhere to the CloudEvents specification. As per Jason McGee of IBM: “Knative could one day enable a developer to use Apache OpenWhisk to orchestrate all parts of a cloud app in a serverless fashion, such as running both containers and functions-as-a-service events, all on-demand and on an as-needed basis,” https://cloud.google.com/knative/ https://pivotal.io/knative 7:45 - 8:15 - Wrap Up / Networking

  • August Cloud Native Microservices Meetup

    Hi everyone! We hope your summer is off to a great start - we're excited to get back into the swing of things with this meetup and talk about microservices and cloud native apps. Special thanks to our sponsor, EZE Software who will be providing food and beverages! Our August meetup will take place at the GoDaddy offices in Kendall Square - thanks to GoDaddy for graciously hosting us! ** Please check in at One Main Street and head to the Conference Center, security can direct you ** Address: 1 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142 Agenda (stay tuned for talk summaries!) 6 - 6:30 : Networking / Food 6:30 - 7:15 : "Envoy @ Google" - Harvey Tuch 7:15 - 7:30: "Kubernetes @ Asimov" - Brian Fults 7:30 - 8:15 : "Microservices @ Eze" - Ashish Sharma 8:15 - 8:30 : Wrap Up / Networking If you are interested in speaking or sponsoring this meetup please dont hesitate to reach out to the organizers!

  • March 2018 Microservices Meetup


    IMP UPDATE - Due to inclement weather forecast, this meetup event has been postponed from March 7th to March 12th. Please update your RSVP as needed. Hello Microservices enthusiasts, Hope everyone is having a great Q1. It’s hard to believe that we are already in the 3rd week of February. Time is flying by quickly. Though personally, I can’t wait for spring to arrive. It’s time to get together again for our next microservices meetup. I have been trying to get a speaker to chat about addressing identify and access management with microservices. I had someone particular in mind and finally the schedules have lined up. Our guest speaker is Aldo from Good Dog Labs ( http://www.gooddoglabs.com/ ) and he will be sharing the latest developments in the world of IAM microservices. Hope to see you all there! Event Details: Thanks to mabl ( https://www.mabl.com/ ) for hosting us in their cool location by Boston Commons and for sponsoring food/beverages. Meetup Agenda: Networking and Food/Beverages: 6 to 6.30 PM Introduction: 6.30 PM - Ajit Umrani (Meetup Organizer) Featured Guest Speaker: 6:30 PM – Aldo Pietropaolo, Co-Founder, Good Dog Labs (A Lighthouse company) Summary: IAM is drastically changing to a more agile and nimbler design. 73% of enterprise organizations are modernizing their security and IAM portfolios. Good Dog Labs, is the pioneer for applying Microservices architectures, solutions, and techniques for providing IAM Microservices for solving modern enterprise Cybersecurity challenges. This talk will explore the world of IAM Microservcies, their applicability to today’s IAM, and example use cases for moving towards a modern IAM architecture. Q/A and Networking: 7:30 to 8 PM About Our Sponsors: mabl is the only Machine Learning-driven test automation service that automatically maintains tests and identifies regressions. For early access visit https://www.mabl.com/. Directions: Address: mabl 141 Tremont Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 (https://maps.google.com/?q=141+Tremont+Street,+6th+Floor,+Boston,+MA+02110&entry=gmail&source=g) Please bring your ID for security check in. Closest MBTA Stop: Park Street Parking: Very limited street parking in the area. There are few paid parking options within a few minutes’ walk. Best, Ajit.

  • November 2017 Microservices Meetup

    Acadian Asset Management LLC

    Hello Microservices enthusiasts, Hope everyone is enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. I had a great topic/speaker lined up for the upcoming meetup but it took a couple of attempts to find a venue. But thanks to Bryan@acadian-asset we are all set. Our guest speaker is Govind from Appranix (http://www.appranix.com/) and he will be talking about App-centric operations for deploying and operating stateless and stateful services on cloud platforms. Hope to see you all there! Event Details: Thanks to Acadian Asset Management (http://www.acadian-asset.com/) for hosting us in their beautiful downtown location and for sponsoring food/beverages. Meetup Agenda: Networking and Food/Beverages: 6 to 6.30 PM Introduction: 6.30 PM - Ajit Umrani (Meetup Organizer) Featured Guest Speaker: 6:30 PM – Govind Rangasamy, CEO, Appranix Abstract: Microservice architectures are great when you start green field. Replatforming an existing app by breaking up monolithic architectures is hard but that’s where the industry is headed. How about a middle ground to start with? But before that, have you got your application environments (AppSpaces) with all the components ready? Where do you start? How do you convince your Ops to run them in production? Overview: Appranix will share their experience in operating 40+ microservices with stateful components as part of their platform running on Azure and AWS. Appranix will also share how one of the Global 2000 is using their platform to deploy and operate stateless and stateful app components together. Don’t make the mistakes that we made; come learn and avoid some of our mistakes Containerize and microservice your enterprise apps and operate them effectively on cloud platforms Operate Kubernetes-as-a-service across your DevTest environments Deploy and operate microservice containers and visualize stateful and stateless services together Replatforming takes time so control the cost while you microservice your app components Why not use the right cloud service for the right app components? Best of all, make Ops teams life simpler because they already struggle to cope with running current production apps Q/A and Networking: 7:30 to 8 PM About Our Sponsors: Acadian Asset Management LLC is a Boston-headquartered investment management firm with wholly owned affiliates located in Singapore, London, Tokyo and Sydney. As of June 30, 2017, the firm managed approximately US$87 billion on behalf of major pension funds, endowments, foundations, governments and other investors based in the U.S. and abroad. Acadian is a collaborative, creative firm where all employees have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to our mission. Our employees see Acadian as a place where they can jave not just a job, but a career. We are hiring, so please visit our Careers page at http://www.acadian-asset.com/Careers/JobPostingsATS to view our current IT job opportunities. Directions: Address: Acadian Asset Management LLC 260 FRANKLIN STREET, BOSTON, MA Please bring your ID for security check in. Closest MBTA Stop: State Street Parking: Very limited street parking in the area. There are few paid parking options within a few minutes’ walk.

  • August 2017 Microservices Meetup

    IBM Watson Health

    Hello Microservices enthusiasts, Hope everyone is having a great summer. I am excited to announce our next meetup on August 1st. We have 2 guest speakers for this event. First Shriram Rajagopalan from IBM (https://www.ibm.com/watson/health/)will be talking about Istio/Envoy open technologies for traffic management and continuous deployment. Then Rafael Schloming from Datawire (https://www.datawire.io/) will be talking about best practices for adopting microservices in your organization. I am sure this is going to be a fantastic event so hope to see you there. Event Details: Thanks to IBM for hosting us and OpsGenie (https://www.opsgenie.com/)& CodeShip (https://codeship.com/?utm_source=MA_Microservices) (https://www.opsgenie.com/)for sponsoring food and beverages. Special thanks to Richard @ Datawaire for helping set up this event. Meetup Agenda: Networking and Food/Beverages: 6 to 6.15 PM Introduction: 6.15 PM - Ajit Umrani (Meetup Organizer) Featured Guest Speaker: 6:15 PM - Shriram Rajagopalan, Tech Lead for Istio, IBM Managing a polyglot service-mesh in Kubernetes with Istio & Envoy Abtract: Istio provides a common substrate for a polyglot service-mesh in Kubernetes, simplifying traffic management and continuous deployment. Istio weaves the service mesh using Envoy, a high-performance service proxy from Lyft. The service-mesh is bound to a centralized policy enforcement and reporting engine called 'Mixer'. Istio's design draws on years of experience operating complex microservice deployments at IBM, Google, and Lyft. Bio: Shriram works with IBM's enterprise customers to help them build reliable microservice applications. Featured Guest Speaker #2: 7:00 PM – Rafael Schloming, Co-founder and Chief Architect, Datawire Move fast, make things: how developers can successfully adopt microservces Abstract: Big platform shifts are traditionally architecture/management led initiatives. Microservices is a big platform shift, but the most successful organizations embrace a bottoms-up approach to adopting microservices. In this talk, Rafael will talk about the evolution of microservices at organizations, and how microservices can (and should) be adopted by organizations one developer at a time. Bio: Rafael is a globally recognized expert on messaging and distributed systems and a spec author of the AMQP specification. He has spoken on microservices at numerous technical conferences including ApacheCon and the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference. Previously, Rafael was a principal software engineer at Red Hat. Rafael has a B.S. in computer science from MIT. Q/A and Networking: 7:45 to 8 PM About our Sponsors: OpsGenie is an Alerting and Incident Response Orchestration service providing tools needed to design meaningful, actionable alerts, manage 24/7 on-call schedules & escalations, and ensure the right people are notified at the right time, using email, SMS, voice and mobile push notifications. Codeship is a hosted Continuous integration and continuous delivery platform with native docker support. They take care of testing and deploying software on an optimized infrastructure. Directions: Address: IBM Watson Health Center, 75 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA Please bring your ID for security check in at the lobby. We will be meeting on the 5th Floor. Closest MBTA Stop: Kendall Square Parking: Closest option is pilgrim parking at 350 Kendall St. There is also limited street parking in the area.

  • Fintech Web Services Swap Meet

    WeWork Fort Point

    Rebuild financial services for the cloud era. At our Swap Meet we will buy, sell, trade, and launch Web services for your industry. It will be a fun event where we map functions and figure out who is buying, selling, and building the services we need. Jeremy Josse (http://jeremyjosse.com/) of Brock Capital will be in the house to advise about funding enterprise spinouts and startups. Come if you are working on cloud and IT architecture for banks, securities, insurance, or related startups. Thanks to everyone who helped develop this idea at the March meetup. Let's try it! WHO IS IT FOR? * Cloud and Service architects * Banks * Insurance companies * Securities and investment firms * Startups and vendors providing relevant Web services THE PLAN Andy Singleton of Hyperscale.ai (http://hyperscale.ai/) will describe the movement to cloud and shared services and lay out some big areas of finance IT that will use a lot of shared services - by line of business, or by function. Mapping: we break into groups to map those areas into more specific services. Each group brings back a diagram on a big poster. Swap meet! Participants have sticky notes with different colors (sell / buy / build) where they can write their name and their interest. They post the sticky notes onto the relevant diagrams. Networking: Snacks and beverages. While socializing is going on we will compile a list of buyers and sellers from the sticky notes.

  • April 2017 Microservices Meetup

    Eze Software Group

    Hello Microservices enthusiasts, I am excited to announce our next meetup on April 26th. Rich Schofield from SignalFX (https://signalfx.com/) will be our guest speaker. He is going to share how SignalFX uses microservices to deliver their SaaS platform. Rich is also going to talk about why monitoring and alerting is important in the microservices context followed by a demo of metrics based monitoring and intelligent alerting. Event Details: The venue and food/beverages are sponsored by Eze Software Group (https://www.ezesoft.com/). Special thanks to Omi @ Eze and Jamison @ SignalFX for helping set up this event. Meetup Agenda: Networking and Food/Beverages: 6 to 6.30 PM Introduction: 6.30 PM - Ajit Umrani (Independent Consultant). Welcome: 6.35 PM – Ranjith Zachariah, Dir of Development, Eze Software Group Featured Guest Speaker: 6.40 PM – Rich Schofield, Solutions Architect @ SignalFx Abstract: Microservices architectures allow organizations to deliver more capabilities to their customers in less time. These environments present new challenges. Questions that used to be simple, like “is this working the way it’s supposed to?”, are increasingly more complicated to answer. In this talk, Rich Schofield will present some key considerations around achieving the real-time visibility needed to alert and triage important trends as quickly as possible. R Schofield Bio: Rich Schofield is a Solutions Architect for SignalFx who is based in Cambridge, MA. He has more than 25 years experience in IT Operations at companies large and small including HP, Opsware, and BBN. About SignalFX: SignalFx is a SaaS monitoring solution designed for operators of cloud applications. The service collects and monitors metrics across every component and layer in the cloud, replacing traditional manager-of-managers with an easy-to-maintain, modern solution that provides intelligent alerting for today’s elastic architectures. Leveraging SignalFlow streaming analytics technology, SignalFx applies pre-packaged and customized data science on metrics in real-time, giving both everyday and power users instantaneous insights and high-fidelity alerts on any operational topic with unparalleled timeliness. The company was founded by the team that built Facebook’s highly touted internal monitoring solution. Q/A & Networking: 7.40 – 8 PM About Eze Software: Eze Software builds award-winning, enterprise products for investment firms. Our powerful technology, superior client service, and collaborative approach have made us a trusted partner and platform choice for global investment managers and broker dealers. We are building a next generation cloud platform that enables us to provide greater scale and speed of innovation. We're looking for skilled, motivated, growth-minded individuals to join our team and help us reinvent the relationship between software providers and investment firms. Directions: Address: Eze Software Group 12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210 Please bring your ID for security check in at the lobby and then take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor. Closest MBTA Stop: South Station – less than 10 min walk Parking: Closest options are Farnsworth Garage which is right across the street and Stillings Garage which is another street down. The parking rates range from $12-$25, depending on the stay. There is also limited street parking in the area.

  • March 2017 Microservices Meetup

    Liberty Mutual Insurance

    Hello Microservices enthusiasts, I am excited to announce our next meetup on March 15th. Casey Bisson from Joyent (https://www.joyent.com/) will be our guest speaker. We were lucky to be one of the stops on Casey’s east coast meetup roadshow. He has a very entertaining and educational presentation for us: What all the Sci-Fi movies have taught us about the modern-day DevOps practices. Event Details: The venue and food/beverages are sponsored by Liberty Mutual (https://www.libertymutual.com/). Special thanks to Andrew and Racheal @ Liberty Mutual for helping set up this event. Important: Due to security requirements at Liberty Mutual, the registration will be closed by Monday, March 13th at noon. All attendees are required to wear a name badge. If your meetup login does not show your full name and/or you plan to bring a guest, please send me the attendee first and last name/s through meetup messaging. Meetup Agenda: Networking and Food/Beverages: 6 to 6.30 PM Introduction: 6.30 PM - Ajit Umrani (Independent Consultant) Welcome: 6.35 PM - John Heveren, SVP and CIO of Commercial Insurance at Liberty Mutual Featured Guest Speaker: 6.40 PM - Casey Bisson, Director of Product @ Joyent Abstract: Sci-Fi DevOps Applications in the movies deploy and scale with the touch of a button, with no concern for cloud infrastructure or even CPU architecture. Is that really science fiction, or have we been doing it wrong all along? What can we learn from sci-fi movies—and the sources that inspired them—about building applications today? Is it possible to build apps that deploy, scale, and self-heal on any infrastructure? Q/A & Networking: 7.40 – 8 PM Directions: Address: Liberty Mutual Insurance 30 St. James Ave. Boston, MA 02116 Closest Paid Parking Garage: 10 St. James Ave. Boston, MA Closest MBTA Stops: Arlington (green line) Back Bay (orange line) Please bring your ID for security check in. A badge will be printed which must be worn throughout the event. Someone will be in the lobby to assist you with directions. Message from Sponsors: Liberty Mutual Insurance… The Best Tech Secret. We deliver our customers peace of mind every day by helping them protect what they value most. Our passion for placing the customer at the center of everything we do is driving a transformational shift at Liberty Mutual. Operating as a tech startup within a Fortune 100 company, we are leading a digital disruption that will redefine how people experience insurance.