Bringing Reactive to DFW, TX

Thursday August 9th, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM CST


Lightbend and Logic Keepers

Lightbend provides an application and systems development platform for building distributed applications and modernizing aging infrastructures. Using microservices and fast data on message-driven runtime, Lightbend architecture enables customers’ applications to scale effortlessly on multi-core and cloud computing architectures. Logic Keepers helps by expanding the reactive platform footprint and enables our clients to power through the challenging journey of digital transformation and application modernization.


The Event



Thursday August 9th, 2018

6:30 - 7:00 Arriving/Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 Lightbend Talk (Understanding how to use Akka clusters effectively)
8:00 - 8:15 Q&A
8:15 - 8:30 Networking


Understanding how to use Akka clusters effectively

Speaker: Kiki Carter (Lightbend)

Understanding how to use Akka clusters effectively is well worth the effort. Ask anyone that “gets it.” In this discussion, we review a simple yet powerful visualization of a 5-node, RaspberryPi-based cluster to reveal the inner workings of Akka Cluster. In a matter of minutes, you will gain valuable insights into Akka clustering.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge of Akka is required, just an open mind and curiosity about learning Akka Learning Objectives

Attendees leave with:

Exposure to core Akka Clustering Concepts, Cluster node state (Down, Up, Weakly-up, Joining, …), Leader Election and Leader role, Heartbeating, Gossip protocol and Failure detector.

Understand what “Split Brain” means in the context of Clustering and the consequences of it occurring Using the Akka Split Brain Resolver to avoid running into Cluster Split Brain occurrences


About Kiki Carter

Principal Enterprise Architect at Lightbend, who has a passion for leading enterprise transformations, creating innovative solutions using emerging technologies to modernize heritage environments



Learn more about Reactive Architecture by viewing these helpful links below.

Microservices: Breaking Down the Monolith

View this post here.

Reactive Persistence for Reactive Systems

View this post here.

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