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NGINX Meetup @ MuleSoft

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Microservices: An NGINX Reference Architecture

In our presentation, we will define microservices, present a microservices reference architecture, and talk about benefits and common pitfalls of designing and working with microservices, from an NGINX perspective.

APIs for Microservices

The concept of Microservices is changing the way we build and architect our systems, but are we really setting ourselves up for success? How can we ensure that our APIs act as a contractual, yet flexible representation of our service – and how do we address the “glue” issue to prevent ourselves from service lock-in? In this session we’ll jump back into history to see what’s worked and what hasn’t, look at how to build truly decoupled services, and explore tools and technologies that make the entire process easier.


Chris Stetson, Chief Architect, Professional Services

Chris Stetson, Chief Architect of Professional Services at NGINX, is leading the microservices practice at NGINX and has been instrumental in building out the NGINX Microservices Reference Architecture. Prior to joining NGINX, Chris was building scale web applications for major enterprises including Sirius Satellite Radio, Visa, Intel, Microsoft, Restoration Hardware and Lexus.

Ben Horowitz, Technical Architect, Professional Services

Ben is an experienced software engineer, architect, and engineering manager with a proven track record of delivering enterprise-scale web applications. He specializes in backend and API development, service-oriented architecture, and high scalability/high availability solutions.

Michael Stowe, Zend Certified Engineer

Michael Stowe is a professional, Zend Certified Engineer with over 10 years experience building applications for law enforcement, the medical field, nonprofits, and numerous industrial companies. Over the last two years he has been focused on APIs and ways to improve industry standards and efficiency. He now works for MuleSoft, a company on the leading edge of API development and management, as well as SOA/ ESB architectures. You can view slides from his other talks at or follow him: @mikegstowe


We'll start the talks at 7:00 PM. You can get there as early as 6:00 PM to network and grab some snacks.

Host: This month's meetup is being held at the MuleSoft HQ in San Francisco. MuleSoft will be providing the meeting space, food, and drinks.