Join us for an evening of food, drink, and mingling, featuring a talk from Lead Consultant Jeroen Soeters and Senior Developer James Kent on fast data. This talk is on how we are leveraging the Lightbend reactive stack (Scala/Akka) and Kafka streams to move one of the top 3 consumer packaged goods companies in the world from a batch oriented systems architecture to a streaming platform.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Food & refreshments served.
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Jeroen Soeters is Lead Developer for ThoughtWorks. He works predominantly on distributed event-driven systems or micro services architectures. Prior to joining ThoughtWorks he ran a startup for many years and had a few short-lived consulting experiments all in the Netherlands where he grew up.
He's a long-time DDD practitioner, functional programming aficionado and relentless learner. His biggest passion at the moment is neuroevolution, a branch of machine learning that uses evolutionary computation to generate artificial neural networks. Currently he's based out of NYC where he's often found in bars that serve proper Belgian beer.