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· 2 min read
Riza Farheen

Finally, we wrapped 2022 - a year full of happenings. This blog post is intended to recap what the Orkes team has been up to in December - the most wonderful time of the year.

We concluded the year with a few significant developer events. It’s been an incredible year, and thank you for being a part of our community. Let’s keep growing together, and wish you all that 2023 be a year full of exploration, discovery, and growth.

Happy New Year!

Orkes Newsletter: Dec 2022 Highlights

Read on to know more about our monthly highlights.

Product Updates

Start Workflow

Dec 1, 2022

We’re delighted to announce yet another add-on to our operator tasks - Start Workflow. The Start Workflow task is used to start another workflow from your existing workflow and is not dependent on its completion. Unlike the sub-workflow task, this task won’t wait for the started task to complete. Learn more.

Event Updates

DevFest Goa

Dec 18, 2022: Goa, India

Hosted by Google Developers Group (GDG) Goa, DevFest Goa was an opportunity for tech minds around the globe to meet and work with several open-source developer resources and products. Our Developer Relations Engineer Cherish Santoshi represented Orkes and addressed the gathering on how to build distributed applications 10x faster using Conductor.

DevFest Noida

Dec 11, 2022: Noida, India

DevFest Noida, hosted by GDG Noida, was one of the biggest tech conferences in the Noida region. With over 350+ attendees, the crowd was overwhelming and our Developer Relations Engineer, Cherish Santoshi, delivered a talk that provided deep insights on how Conductor can be used to build stateful and resilient applications.

Google Cloud for Startup Community

Dec 8, 2022: California, United States

We had the privilege to be a part of Google Cloud for Startup Community, where our CTO, Viren Baraiya, was invited to share his learnings on building Orkes. Viren, as a panelist, addressed a crowd of 400 early-stage founders and venture capitalists on how Conductor helps startups to scale using cloud services across any provider.

· 5 min read
Riza Farheen

Many exciting things are happening as we work closely with our customers and the broader developer community. This blog post is intended to recap what the team at Orkes has been up to during the past few weeks. We will be covering two broad categories - product updates and community engagement. Do let us know your thoughts and feedback by reaching out to us on our Slack channel or by setting up a meeting with us.

We kick-started Q4 2022 with a set of great events, including but not limited to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon22, IBC22, and Orkes x MongoDB meetup. In case you couldn’t make it to these events, we’ve got you covered - more events are on the way!

Now let’s go through the product and events updates from Orkes.

Product Updates

Webhook

Nov 20, 2022

Integration of different systems with Conductor can be enabled using Webhooks. You can now seamlessly send real-time updates from third-party systems, such as Slack, Twitter, etc., to Conductor via Webhook. Webhooks can be used to listen for a particular type of event to occur, or you can also start a new workflow when an event occurs. Learn more.

Metadata Migration

Nov 17, 2022

We’re pleased to announce metadata migration that facilitates moving workflows and task definitions between various environments. This comes into use when workflows and tasks need to be tested before deploying into the production environment. Once testing is finished, you can then easily move the definitions from development to testing to production environments.

HTTP Poll Task

Nov 10, 2022

The HTTP Poll task is a powerful mechanism to check whether certain events occur in an external system. It is a smart polling mechanism that invokes the HTTP API, parses the response, and evaluates conditions (until the specified condition matches) to infer whether further polling is required. Learn more.

GraalJS for Inline Task

Oct 24, 2022

Ever since the launch of the Inline task, we have been receiving frequent requests to enable the GraalJS evaluator type. You can now use the GraalJS evaluator type while configuring Inline tasks in your workflows. It can be used to evaluate Javascript expressions using GraalJS. Learn more.

Event Updates

DevFest Bali 2022

Nov 27, 2022: Bali, Indonesia

With the spirit of the DevFest season being continued, the team at Orkes was represented by our Developer Relations Engineer, Cherish Santhoshi at DevFest Bali 2022, where he delivered a talk on App Modernization via Orchestration.

DevFest Singapore 2022

Nov 26, 2022: Singapore

The DevFest Singapore 2022, hosted by GDG (Google Developers Group) Singapore, was a platform for developers around the world to connect and network with. We had Cherish Santoshi, our Developer Relations Engineer, who addressed the gathering on how developers can build applications across various cloud environments, microservices & languages.

DeveloperWeek Enterprise 2022

Nov 16-17, 2022: Virtual

In the 2-day virtual conference at DeveloperWeek Enterprise 2022 with over 3000+ attendees, we presented the opening talk, ‘Building a SaaS platform using Orchestration’, which was delivered by Orkes CTO Boney Sekh.

DevFest Nagpur 2022

Nov 5-6, 2022: Nagpur, India

Hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDG), DevFest is one of the largest developer conferences. Our Developer Relations Engineer, Cherish Santhoshi, represented Orkes by delivering a talk on how big tech giants like Netflix & Tesla use orchestration to build resilient & scalable applications.

API World 2022

Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2022

API World 2022 was both a virtual and in-person event. Our CEO, Jeu George delivered a workshop on Building an API Orchestrator at the in-person event in San Jose, CA, and our Developer Relations Engineer, Cherish Santhoshi, delivered a virtual talk on Building Resilient Applications Using Orchestration.

KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2022

Oct 24-28, 2022: Detroit, Michigan, North America

We marked our presence at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon22 with our CTOs, Viren Baraiya, and Boney Sekh. We had highly productive conversations with engineers, product managers, executives, and various others from organizations across the globe on how to orchestrate their business issues using Conductor workflows.

Orkes x MongoDB Meetup

Oct 15, 2022: Hyderabad, India

Another exciting event where we connected deeply with developers was at the Orkes x MongoDB meetup in Hyderabad, India. This event, co-hosted by Orkes & MongoDB, gathered together the developer community from across India, who were able to gain insights into Orkes and Conductor platform along with some great integration points between Orkes and MongoDB.

IBC2022

Sep 9-12, 2022: Amsterdam, Netherlands

With over 37000+ attendees from 170 countries all over the world, IBC2022 was a great opportunity for the team at Orkes to meet with customers and industry experts in the media space. Our CEO, Jeu George, and CPO, Dilip Lukose, attended the event to showcase how Conductor can be custom tailored to meet various organizations' workflow needs.

DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022

Sep 7-14, 2022: Austin, United States

One of the earliest fests the Orkes team has attended this summer was DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022. Our CTO, Viren Baraiya, delivered an in-depth talk about orchestrating workflows using Conductor.