Orkes Monthly Highlights - October 2023

Riza Farheen
Developer Advocate
October 31, 2023
Reading Time: 6 mins

Welcome to the October edition of Orkes Monthly Highlights.

Let's delve into the captivating events that occurred in October 2023 and an exclusive glimpse of what's in store for the upcoming months.

Product Updates

System Task - Update Secret

Orkes Conductor has built-in support for handling secrets, allowing you to securely store crucial sensitive keys and values that should not be openly exposed in your workflow definitions. However, there may be specific scenarios where you must dynamically provide these secret keys to your workflows. In such cases, you can modify the existing secret values to align with your business processes by utilizing the new “Update Secret” system task. Learn more.

Upgrade Workflow API

Previously, you couldn’t update the workflow version of a running execution. To tackle this, we have added a new API that upgrades a running workflow to a newer version. Learn more.

Get Workflow Definition API

We have added support for the following new APIs:

Community Updates

12K Stars on Netflix Conductor GitHub Repository

We celebrated a remarkable milestone in September when the Netflix Conductor GitHub repository reached 10k stars. It was a momentous achievement for our DevRel team. Just a month later, we're thrilled to announce that we've surpassed 12k stars! ⭐🎉

None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of our Conductor community. On behalf of Conductor’s maintainer team, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your contributions, and together, let's maintain this incredible momentum.

Recap of October 2023 Events

QCon San Francisco

Oct 6, 2023: San Francisco, US

We were at QCon San Francisco on Oct 6, 2023, where our Head of DevRel Olivier Poupeney delivered an informative workshop about orchestration patterns and Conductor and how it helps develop applications that span multiple languages, teams, and personas ranging from developers to SREs and product managers.

GDG DevFest Ranchi

Oct 8, 2023: Ranchi, India

We kick-started the DevFest series of the year with GDG DevFest Ranchi on Oct 8, 2023, at Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India. Sangeeta Gupta, Community Programs Manager & Nitta Mathew, DevOps Engineer at Orkes, delivered an insightful session on unleashing the power of microservices in modernizing applications.

We hopped on to the fundamentals of microservices, their benefits, and how they can be utilized to build robust and scalable applications.

GITEX - Expand North Star

Oct 15-18, 2023: Dubai, UAE

We were delighted to be part of the 43rd edition of Gitex Global 2023 from Oct 15-18, 2023, in Dubai, UAE. It was our debut event in the Middle East region, and we were part of the Expand North Star, renowned as the world’s largest gathering for startups and investors.

It was a fantastic opportunity to engage with prospects, learn more about their needs, and forge new partnerships. We would like to thank everyone who visited us at Gitex, and look forward to continuing the conversations!

New York Weaviate Meetup

Oct 27, 2023: New York, US

We were part of the Weaviate Meetup in New York on Oct 27, 2023, from 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM EDT at 2 Orchard St, 2 Floor, NY 10002. Our Head of DevRel, Olivier Poupeney, delivered a session on “Orchestration in Retrieval-Augmented Generation”, where he tapped into AI Orchestration with Orkes Conductor.

Cloud Native Day Pune

Oct 28, 2023: Pune, India

We wrapped up October with Cloud Native Day Pune, a community-organized event dedicated to helping, growing, and sustaining the cloud-native community.

We were thrilled to partner with Cloud Native Day, an event focused on emerging technologies such as GitOps, WASM, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Sustainability, GenAI, GPT, DevOps, and more.

Join our Upcoming Events

Open Source Finance Forum New York

Nov 1, 2023: New York, US

Bringing together experts across financial services, technology, and the open source community, Open Source in Finance Forum is the conference dedicated to innovation and collaboration in financial services through open source software and standards.

Our Head of DevRel, Olivier Poupeney, will deliver a session on “Implementing Resilient Financial Workflows using Netflix Conductor” on Nov 1, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM.

Microservices & Distributed Applications Meetup Australia

Nov 2, 2023: Sydney, Australia

We are excited to announce our next in-person Microservices & Distributed Applications meetup, which will be held on Nov 2, 2023, from 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM AEST at Amazon Web Services Australia Pty Ltd Level 5 – Conf Room 202, 2 Park Street Sydney, NSW 2000.

Join us to discover exclusive strategies and insights for real-world application development, harness the power of Conductor, the open-source orchestration engine from Netflix, and connect with fellow tech enthusiasts to stay at the forefront of industry trends.

Let’s buckle up for the Sydney meetup to unlock the secrets to building scalable distributed applications with Microservices.


Nov 4-5, 2023: Delhi, India

We are excited to partner with HackCBS, India’s largest student-run Hackathon, from Nov 4-5, 2023, at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies in Delhi, India. With a wide variety of themes spanning from FinTech to Web3, this hackathon provides you with an opportunity to learn new skills and network with industry experts & leaders.

Orkes team will be there to help you kickstart and build exciting projects with Conductor. Exclusive prizes await the winners. Block your seats now and be part of this revolutionary project.

DevFest Durgapur

Nov 5, 2023: Durgapur, India

With the DevFest season being continued, we are hereby proudly announcing our collaboration with DevFest Durgapur, the biggest event in the region for developers and techies in India. DevFest Durgapur is set to take place on November 5, 2023, in Durgapur, India. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to collaborate and network with regional developers.

Microservices and Orkes Conductor Meetup Singapore

Nov 8, 2023: Singapore

We’re back in Singapore for another exciting edition of Microservices and Orkes Conductor Meetup on Nov 8, 2023, from 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM SGT at AWS Singapore, 23 Church St, #10-01, Singapore.

Join us for a gathering of enthusiastic developers dedicated to microservice-based applications. In addition to highlighting the strategies and insights on real-world scalable applications development, this edition dives into AI orchestration and how to incorporate Conductor for intelligent, automated decision-making in daily business operations. Secure your spot today!

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