Engineers Meetup: Backend, API & Architecture

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Mercari Inc.

Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 18F Roppongi 6-10-1, Minato-ku · Tokyo

How to find us

Find the MercariDev reception on the Lower Lobby of Mori Tower and they will guide you to the 18F.

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Welcome to Mercari's Engineer's Meetup! This is an event to gather engineers in the Tokyo area to share technical knowledge and network over drinks & food. This is not a study session, no need to bring your laptop (unless you really want to). Each session we'll have a different theme.

📌 Theme: Behind the curtain, talks about Backend.

For every app and every service we consume on a daily basis, there is always more than meets the eye.

At Mercari, we are transitioning from a big monolithic backend to a microservices based one, while we keep pushing our product forward and serving requests for more than 30 million clients only in Japan. As you might guess, this effort is not without obstacles, so we have gathered some of our backend engineers to explain a few of the challenges they are having fun with.

But this time we would love to invite you to tell us your stories as well.
We are looking for speakers who want to share their knowledge with our community. If you are interested, please fill out this form before April 11th:

We will review the proposals and get back to you soon after the deadline.

We are really looking forward to learning from you!

📌 Agenda

19:00 ~ 19:30 - Check-in
19:30 ~ 19:40 - Opening
19:40 ~ 19:50 - What I do and How I do in my first global company (Mutsumi Ichihara)
19:50 ~ 20:00 - What is a Backend? A selective guided tour through terminology, approaches, and technology (Victor Adossi)
--- Short break
20:10 ~ 20:20 - gRPC and Context (Siddharth Kannan)
20:30 ~ 20:40 - The benefits of working in Mercari as a Software Engineer (Naoki SEGA)
20:40 ~ 21:30 - Networking & drinks

📌 Who can join this event?

This event is free and targeted to professional engineers or anyone studying or working in roles related to engineering and technology (entrepreneurs, product managers, designers, etc).

This event is for community building and knowledge sharing. We politely ask that recruiters and IT service consultants looking to hire or sell their services do not come to this event. If we identify any form of harassment or inappropriate behavior that does not comply with the event purpose, we will ask you to leave.

MercariDev Meetups strives for a safe, diverse and inclusive space. Although the event and talks will be held in English, we are a multilingual group, and we welcome anyone interested in the main purpose of the event regardless of nationality, language, or skill level.

About Mercari:
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📌 Access

This meetup will be held at the Mercari office (Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 18F).

On the day of the event, find the MercariDev reception on the Lower Lobby of Mori Tower, they will check-in guests and instruct you on how to go to the 18F. Please bring a business card to facilitate the check-in.
Make sure to RSVP to the event on as guest names will be checked for security purposes.

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