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Event-Driven Micro Apps with CQRS & Kafka, building Microservices

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Meetup Details:

Join us at the Updater office for some food, drink and networking.
We will have industry experts presenting on emerging trends, debating hot topics, and imparting the lessons they have learned along the way.

This is the first event of the Updater Tech Talk Series which will rotate to feature both guest speakers as well as members of Updater's Engineering team giving their thoughts on the topic of the night.


6:15pm: Doors Open
Food and Drinks provided

6:45pm: Introductions
Introduction from Blue Thomas, Updater's Director of Engineering (Microservices Team)

7pm: Discussion begins
Topic: Event-Driven Micro Apps with CQRS & Kafka, building Microservices
Speaker: Alex Litvak

7:45pm - Wrap Up and Networking

Alex Litvak is the Director of Engineering at Fiverr ( and has been building and managing highly scalable distributed systems for over 12 years.
Alex is Passionate about software architecture, Domain Drive Design, scaling Microservices and how they affect the engineering teams we build.

In this session, Alex will take you through the evolution of Fiverr's architecture from the traditional Ruby on rails monolith to microservices, CQRS, event-driven data integration using Apache Kafka and even further - the journey to micro apps. Alongside the technical discussion, Alex will also highlight how he successfully created a highly autonomous team and how to create highly effective, decoupled, product engineering teams. Alex will deep dive into the different architectural decisions he made along the way, and share any valuable lessons he learned along the way.