Orkes Monthly Highlights - November 2023

Riza Farheen
Developer Advocate
November 30, 2023
Reading Time: 6 mins

Welcome to the November edition of Orkes Monthly Highlights.

As we gather around the virtual table to feast on the last crumbs of November, let's savor the rich flavors of growth and innovation that have seasoned with Orkes Conductor. Like a perfectly cooked Thanksgiving turkey, our month has been slow-roasted to perfection, leaving us with a platter full of learning, and shared milestones.

Let's quickly dive into the events from November 2023 and an exclusive glimpse of what December 2023 has in store.

Product Updates

AI Orchestration & Human Task

After countless scrums and meticulous planning, the moment we've all been waiting for is here. Our highly anticipated functionalities have officially launched, marking a turning point in your orchestration journey. Say hello to AI Orchestration and Human Task features in Orkes Conductor. Learn more.

Orkes Workflow Template Explorer

Orkes Workflow Template Explorer offers a versatile collection of pre-designed templates ready to use out of the box and highly customizable to fit your unique enterprise needs. All you need is to import the template, customize it with your workflow requirements, and run the workflow. Learn more.

Query Processor Task

A system task designed for executing queries across different systems, specifically for purposes such as alert generation. Users can leverage two query types: one for querying information from the Conductor Search API, and another for querying Conductor Metrics through Prometheus. Learn more.

Opsgenie Task

A system task to send alerts to the alerting and incident response tool Opsgenie. It can be leveraged in use cases where you need to send alerts to Opsgenie in cases such as workflow failures in Orkes Conductor. Learn more.

Recap of November 2023 Events

Open Source Finance Forum New York

Nov 1, 2023: New York, US

We had an incredible time at the Open Source in Finance Forum by FINOS & The Linux Foundation on Nov 1, 2023, in the heart of bustling New York City, US.

Our Head of DevRel, Olivier Poupeney, illustrated how Conductor can be at the heart of a Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) framework to automate the research of market data and its associated intraday pricing data to be delivered in a FDC3-based trader desktop.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who dropped by our booth—your energy and insights made the experience unforgettable.

Microservices & Distributed Applications Meetup Australia

Nov 2, 2023: Sydney, Australia

The first edition of our Microservices & Distributed Applications Meetup in Australia was in Sydney on Nov 2, 2023. The meetup was an incredible opportunity for all the microservices enthusiasts to delve into exclusive strategies and insights on real-world application development, leveraging the capabilities of Conductor.

We were excited to have Boney Sekh, CTO at Orkes, Thisara Alawala, Technical Architect & Abhijit Kottur, Sr Principal Engineer from Foxtel, and Sebastian Kasprzak, Solutions Architect at AWS as the speakers.

The talk began with Boney’s session on accelerating microservice-based app development using Orkes Conductor. It was followed by a session from Foxtel on utilizing Conductor for streamlining application orchestration at Foxtel. The session concluded with Sebastian’s talk on exploring the intricacies of modern distributed applications using AWS serverless solutions.


Nov 4-5, 2023: Delhi, India

November was an exciting month with a hackathon where we collaborated with HackCBS, the largest student-run hackathon in India from Nov 4-5, 2023 in Delhi. Diverse themes, ranging from FinTech to Web3, took center stage in this coding spectacle.

Participants delved into the realms of cutting-edge technology, empowered by Orkes-led workshops and on-site mentors for guidance. A heartfelt thanks to the brilliant minds, mentors, and sponsors for their contributions to this unforgettable tech experience!

DevFest Durgapur

Nov 5, 2023: Durgapur, India

We recently collaborated with DevFest Durgapur, the biggest event in the region for developers and techies on November 5, 2023, in Durgapur, India. The partnership brought together a diverse group of individuals passionate about technology, fostering an environment of learning, collaboration, and networking. It was a momentous occasion that showcased the vibrant spirit of the local tech community and provided valuable insights and connections for all participants.

Microservices and Orkes Conductor Meetup Singapore

Nov 8, 2023: Singapore

The second edition of the Microservices and Orkes Conductor Meetup in Singapore took place on Nov 8, 2023. The event showcased insightful sessions by industry experts, offering attendees a valuable opportunity to network and learn.

Featured speakers included Boney Sekh and Dilip Lukose from Orkes, Jason Sia from AWS, and Soji Pavithran from AIA. The meetup was a blend of fun and information, fostering connections and engagement within the Singapore tech community.

Join our Upcoming Events

Orkes Conductor Meetup Paris

Dec 8, 2023: Paris

We’re back in Paris for another exciting edition of Microservices and Orkes Conductor Meetup on Dec 8, 2023, from 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET at Microsoft Campus, Paris, France.

Get a real live experience by participating in the execution of AI-based workflows! Then discover how they are built and get ready to jump start whatever if Java, JavaScript, Python, .Net or GOLang is your organization’s preferred programming language! During this meetup, you will also be introduced to Vector Databases from Weaviate, an Open Source vector database provider, an essential component of a Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) framework. The third session of this meetup will give the floor to a Conductor user who will share with you his experience with Conductor.

We’re excited to have Daniel Phiri, Senior Developer Advocate at Weaviate, Clement Aubert, CTO/CPO at Product Live, and Olivier Poupeney, Head of DevRel at Orkes as the speakers. Save your spot now!

Orkes x Netflix Conductor Meetup

Dec 13, 2023: Virtual

Our upcoming virtual Conductor meetup is scheduled for Dec 13, 2023, from 9 AM - 11 AM PST. Organized by Orkes & Netflix Engineering, Meetup is an opportunity to dive deep into the potential of Conductor. We have a great panel of industry experts lined up to share their expertise and knowledge on how they are using Conductor to build their scalable, resilient, and distributed platforms.

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. Exclusive prizes await the winners. Block your seats now.

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