Orkes Monthly Highlights - January 2024

Riza Farheen
Developer Advocate
January 31, 2024
Reading Time: 6 mins

Welcome to the first edition of 2024 Orkes Monthly Highlights.

We look forward to an exciting 2024 with more meetups, conferences, and major product updates. As we begin a new year, we thank our ever-growing community of developers for all your contributions and support.

Check out our Conductor OSS repository, give a star 🌟, fork & start contributing!

Let’s have a look into the happenings of January 2024 and a deep dive into the exciting event updates for February 2024.

Community Updates

Release of Conductor OSS

After taking full stewardship of Conductor OSS, Orkes achieved a significant milestone with the initial release of Conductor OSS (version 3.16.0), marking a pivotal moment in our open-source strategy.

Startups in Conversation: Building with AI - Microsoft for Startups

Viren Baraiya joined as a panelist at “Startups in Conversation: Building with AI” at Microsoft for Startups, where he delved into the latest AI-based Orchestration launched in Orkes Conductor.

Open Source Startup Podcast

Jeu George (CEO, Orkes) was featured in the Open Source Startup Podcast - E122: How Orkes is Building a Great Company on Conductor. In this podcast, Jeu takes you behind the scenes of the Conductor's journey, from inception at Netflix to its journey to open-source and formation of Orkes.

Join our Upcoming Events

AWS & Orkes Developer Meetup | Bay Area

Feb 7, 2024: San Francisco, US

Our first Bay Area Meetup, in collaboration with AWS, is happening on Feb 7, 2024, from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM at 475 Sansome Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111. We're thrilled to be surrounded by fellow developers, software architects, and tech enthusiasts. We’ll delve into modern distributed applications with Conductor, the leading open-source orchestration platform. We have an exciting lineup of speakers, including a few prominent industry experts. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

AWS & Orkes Developer Meetup | Seattle

Feb 21, 2024: Seattle, US

Join us for our first in-person meetup in Seattle, in collaboration with AWS, on Feb 21, 2024, from 01:30 - 03:30 PM at AWS, Seattle. Dive into how Conductor powers contemporary distributed applications with informative sessions on implementing resilient application executions and creating GenAI-driven solutions using Conductor and AWS. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

AI Webcast | Build and Scale RAG Applications using Orkes Gen AI Orchestration

Feb 8, 2024: Virtual

Join us for our first technical webinar of the year on Feb 8, 2024, at 09:00 AM PT. Discover the potential of Gen AI Orchestration with Orkes Conductor as we explore application development. Learn directly from the Orkes CTO and the creator of Netflix Conductor on how to integrate Conductor with AI/LLM models, vector databases, and effective prompt engineering techniques. Secure your spot now for this invaluable opportunity!

Conductor Virtual Meetup | Feb’24

Feb 13, 2024: Virtual

The February edition of the Conductor Virtual Meetup is scheduled for Feb 13, 2024, from 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT. This meetup is an opportunity to dive deep into the potential of Conductor, uncover the strategies for scalable application development, get insights from industry experts leveraging Conductor, and engage in vibrant discussions with fellow tech enthusiasts. See you there!

Vue.js Nation Workshop

Feb 15, 2024: Virtual

Secure your spot for an exciting two-hour virtual workshop at Vue.js Nation Conference on Feb 15, 2024, starting at 10:00 AM ET. Join Olivier Poupeney, Head of DevRel at Orkes, as he delves into the intricacies of building stateful BFF (Back-end for front-end) using Conductor, the leading open-source orchestration platform, and gain invaluable insights to enhance your front-end development journey with Conductor.

dojo.live Tech Talk

Feb 6, 2024: Virtual

Join Orkes CTO and co-founder Viren Baraiya at dojo.live on Feb 6, 2024, at 10:00 AM PT for an exclusive session on the incredible potential of integrating Gen AI capabilities into your applications!

FOSS Overflow

Dec 16, 2023 - Feb 10, 2024: Bhilai, India

Join us at FOSS Overflow, a month-long hackathon from Dec 16, 2023 - Feb 10, 2024, at IIT Bhilai, India, organized by OpenLake and GDSC IIT Bhilai. This program aims to introduce students to the realm of open-source by guiding them through creating real-world open-source projects with the support of experienced mentors.

Hack This Fall Hackathon

Feb 9-11, 2024: Gujarat, India

This February 2024, we are excited to partner with Hack This Fall Hackathon Season 4 for a 36-hour in-person coding challenge from Feb 9-11, 2024, at Karnavati University BBA New campus, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

This hackathon aims to foster a beginner-friendly environment where people of diverse backgrounds can collaborate and create meaningful projects with Orkes Conductor. Orkes team will be there to help you kickstart and build exciting projects with Conductor.

Recap of January 2024 Events

Virtual Conductor Meetup Jan’24

Jan 9, 2024: Virtual

We began 2024 with the Virtual Conductor Meetup on Jan 9, 2024. We were fortunate to have Viren Baraiya, CTO & Co-Founder of Orkes & Olivier Poupeney, Head of DevRel, as the speakers.

The meetup began with Olivier’s talk on leveraging Conductor as an integration platform for building large-scale distributed applications.

It was followed by Viren’s talk on the importance of application flows' durability for conquering modern distributed systems' development.

FOSS United Bangalore

Jan 13, 2024: Bengaluru, India

We had an incredible time at the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) United Bangalore, a gathering of free, open-source software developers, enthusiasts, and communities. Manan Bhatt, Founding Engineer at Orkes, shared an insightful session on the fascinating realm of orchestration in Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) with Orkes Conductor.

Orkes x TechHacks

Jan 19-21, 2024: Punjab, India

January was an electrifying month with the TechHacks hackathon, held from Jan 19-21, 2024, in Punjab, India. This gathering united many innovative minds and witnessed terrific projects built over Conductor. Additionally, we had Altaf Alam Ansari, Software Engineer at Orkes, as an in-person mentor at the event.

During workshops, mentorship sessions, and networking events, participants engaged in vibrant discussions, fostering an environment rich in creativity and innovation.

Here's the feedback shared by our wonderful community about the event:

Vue.js Nation Conference 2024

Jan 24-25, 2024: Virtual

At the Vue.js Nation Conference 2024, we made a significant impression with our "Accelerating front-end development with stateful BFFs" session led by Olivier Poupeney, Head of DevRel at Orkes. Featuring Conductor, the leading open-source orchestration platform, the talk showcased Conductor's transformative potential, encouraging attendees to reimagine their methodologies and cultivate a unified outlook for the future of front-end development with Conductor.

Microservices & Distributed Applications Meetup | Boston

Jan 30, 2024: Boston, US

In partnership with GDG Boston, we organized the Microservices & Distributed Applications Meetup in Boston, offering a valuable opportunity to dive into the practical aspects of building distributed applications using Conductor.

Abhishek Gupta, Software Engineering Lead at Orkes, delivered a comprehensive session on developing distributed applications with the Python SDK, catering to Python enthusiasts and opening doors for Conductor SDK exploration.

Olivier Poupeney, Head of DevRel at Orkes, shared insightful strategies for integrating orchestration capabilities into applications using Conductor.

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