Orkes Monthly Highlights - January 2023

Riza Farheen
Developer Advocate
January 31, 2023
Reading Time: 3 mins

Welcome to the first Monthly Highlight blog of the year from Orkes. January was a busy month for the Orkes team, who invested in continuously improving and enhancing our product - Conductor; for our valued customers.

A new year brings new challenges and opportunities! We kick-started this year with the Conductor Developer Meetup, co-hosted by Netflix and Orkes, the first event of the year. What a great beginning 😎!!

Conductor Developer Meetup: Co-hosted by Netflix and Orkes

Jan 24, 2023: Virtual

The first event of the year was the “Conductor Developer Meetup” hosted by the Netflix & Orkes team. We were excited to feature Joseph Karp, DevOps Architect from United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) & Viren Baraiya, our CTO, as the speakers. Other panelists included Anoop Panicker, Senior Software Engineer from Netflix; Jeu George, our CEO; & Cherish Santhoshi, our Developer Relations Engineer.

The meetup began with Joseph sharing the problems they encountered while setting up and bootstrapping new applications that took many independent teams coordinating for 2-3 months. Joseph & team evaluated multiple solutions but ended with each of them having many downsides. The team at UWM was keen on looking for solutions where they could put their processes in well-scoped microservices that allowed them to iterate quickly with the solutions off the ground, up and running super fast. And that’s where Conductor came in as the right choice.

Conductor was able to fulfill all the UWM’s requirements. In particular, the advantage Joseph pointed out with Conductor over other solutions was mainly focused on two functionalities: error handling & visibility. The UWM team was able to automate application bootstrapping with Conductor, delivered as a cloud-hosted service by Orkes.

Viren took over the next section of the meetup, where he introduced the new add-on features, which include Webhooks, Secrets & Tags, and demonstrated a live session on them. The meetup concluded with an interactive Q & A session with the community.

Don’t worry if you missed this session; the recording is now available on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

DeveloperWeek 2023

We are delighted to announce that we will be speaking at DeveloperWeek 2023, which is happening from Feb 15-17 in Oakland, CA. Developer Week is one of the World’s largest developer and engineering expo, and it’s a wonderful platform to discover and gain insights on new languages, technologies, and tools covering API & Microservices, AI & ML, JavaScript, DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Quantum Computing, and more.

Our speaker, Viren Baraiya, CTO of Orkes, will present on “Building & Scaling distributed stateful applications” in the API and Microservices session. A reminder to block your calendar slots at 11 AM PST on 16th Feb 2023 at Oakland Convention Center.

Claim your tickets now. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights and knowledge from Industry experts. See you there!

Wrapping Up

Overall, January was a productive and successful month for Orkes, and the team looks forward to continuing this momentum for the rest of the year.

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