Orkes Monthly Highlights - September 2023

Riza Farheen
Developer Advocate
October 03, 2023
Reading Time: 7 mins

Welcome to the September edition of Orkes Monthly Highlights. September was undoubtedly a month filled with significant milestones and noteworthy achievements for Orkes, making it a remarkable period in our journey.

Let’s take a closer look at the exciting events that unfolded in September 2023 and an exclusive sneak peek of what’s on the horizon for the upcoming months.

Community Updates

1000+ Community Members on Slack

We are thrilled to announce one of the most outstanding achievements: our community on Slack has now crossed 1,000+ members. 🎉🎉This incredible milestone wouldn’t have been possible without our community's vibrant and engaged individuals like you.

This remarkable milestone reflects the strength of our community, its invaluable contributions, and the shared enthusiasm for Microservices & Distributed Applications.

We're excited to see our network flourish and provide even more connections, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Thank you to each and every one of you for being an integral part of our community. Your presence and active participation continue to inspire us, and we can't wait to see where this journey takes us next. 🤩

10K Stars on Netflix Conductor GitHub Repository

Yet another significant milestone on our journey: we've proudly reached the 10,000-star mark on our Netflix Conductor GitHub repository! 🌟

This achievement is a testament to our community's growing interest and support. We're deeply grateful for your enthusiasm and contributions to our open-source project.

Your engagement remains invaluable as we continue to evolve and enhance Netflix Conductor. Together, we're shaping the future and its impact on orchestrating workflows, microservices & events.

Thank you for being part of this exciting journey, and here's to many more stars on the horizon!🥂

September 2023 Events

Microservices and Orkes Conductor Meetup London

Sep 13, 2023: London, UK

In collaboration with API Days London, we organized an in-person meetup in London on Sep 13, 2023. The event featured a distinguished panel of speakers, including Ben Pirt from Made Tech and Viren Baraiya & Olivier Poupeney from Orkes.

The meetup commenced with Ben’s talk, where he shared insights on how effectively they used Conductor to orchestrate the processes within the Bichard 7 project, a crucial initiative for the Criminal Justice Secure Exchange, UK. It was followed by Viren’s talk that delved into the complexities of scaling event-driven applications in a cloud environment.

The talks and discussions were related to real-world scalable app development, AI Orchestration, and the seamless integration of Conductor for intelligent and automated decision-making within everyday business operations.

Conductor Meetup | Orkes x Netflix

Sep 26, 2023: Virtual

Co-organized by Orkes and Netflix Engineering, the Conductor Meetup for Q3 was hosted virtually on Sep 26, 2023. We were privileged to have Ben Pirt from Made Tech, Albert Wong from CelerData, Viren Baraiya, and Olivier Poupeney from Orkes as featured speakers.

The meetup kicked off with Ben’s talk focusing on their use of Conductor for workflow orchestration within the Ministry of Justice, UK.

It was followed by Viren’s talk on exclusive AI Orchestration through Orkes Conductor. Albert then took the stage to discuss how they harness Conductor for their DevRel pipeline activities.

Finally, the meetup concluded with an open Q&A session skillfully moderated by Olivier.

Orkes x OpinHack Hackathon

Sep 29, 2023: Chattisgarh, India

September concluded with an exhilarating Hackathon, a collaborative effort with OpinHacks, known as the James Bond of hackathons. This thrilling 36-hour Conductor hacking event commenced on September 29, 2023, in Chhattisgarh, India.

With a wide range of themes spanning Finance to AI/ML, this hackathon presents an exceptional opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in learning and coding on groundbreaking tech solutions.

The Orkes team conducted pre-hack sessions to prepare participants, offering valuable insights into Conductor. These informative sessions were led by the following Orkes Team: Olivier Poupeney, Head of DevRel; Riza Farheen, Developer Advocate; and Gulam Mohiuddeen, Software Engineer. Additionally, we were honored to have Saksham Solanki and Gulam as in-person mentors at the event.

Stay tuned for updates on the winners! Join our Slack community to stay updated with Orkes.

Upcoming Events

QCon San Francisco

Oct 6, 2023: San Francisco, US

We are thrilled to announce that we will be speaking at QCon San Francisco on Oct 6, 2023. Olivier Poupeney, our Head of DevRel, will deliver a session “Microservices Orchestration: Designing Resilient Systems for the Future” at 09:00 AM PDT on 6th October 2023. Don’t miss out on this exciting event.

GDG DevFest Ranchi 2023

Oct 8, 2023: Ranchi, India

Hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDG), DevFest Ranchi is set to take place on Oct 8, 2023, at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. Sangeeta Gupta, Community Programs Manager & Nitta Mathew, DevOps Engineer at Orkes, will deliver a session on “Modernizing Applications: Unleashing the Power of Microservices with Conductor”. See you there!

GITEX - Expand North Star

Oct 15-18, 2023: Dubai, UAE

Yet another exciting event on the horizon is our participation at the upcoming Expand North Star GITEX, set to take place from Oct 15-18, 2023, at Dubai Harbour, Dubai, UAE. Renowned as the world’s largest gathering for startups and investors, this presents a remarkable opportunity for us to forge connections with prospects and communities spanning the entire globe.

We're excited to mark our debut at this Middle East event, and we'd be delighted to have you join us. Let's meet and connect at GITEX!

New York Weaviate Meetup

Oct 27, 2023: New York, US

We are thrilled to be at the Weaviate Meetup in New York on Oct 27, 2023, from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM EDT at 62 Orchard St, 2 Floor, NY 10002. Join us with Olivier Poupeney, Head of DevRel at Orkes, for an informative session on “Orchestration in Retrieval-Augmented Generation”.

Cloud Native Day Pune

Oct 28, 2023: Pune, India

We are excited to partner with Cloud Native Day Pune, a community-organized event dedicated to helping, growing, and sustaining the cloud-native community. Cloud Native Day Pune is set to take place on October 28, 2023, at MIT, WPU, Pune. Let’s meet there!

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.

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