November Meetup

Serendipity Labs - 525 Junction Rd #6500 Madison - View Map Madison
Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 5:30 PM (CST)

About this event

Agenda -
5:30-6:30: Food and beverages sponsored by Serendipity Labs

6:00 - Serendipity Labs Tour
Our host for November, Serendipity Labs, has a beautiful new coworking and shared office space located in Middleton. Join us for a short tour of their spaces, including co-working areas, private offices, meeting rooms, and their rotating art collection.

6:30-6:45: Group Update, This Month in Cloud Native
A thanks to our sponsors and a quick recap interesting Cloud Native news from the last month.

Title: A Tour of gRPC
Speaker: Branden Timm
gRPC is an incubating Cloud Native project for inter-service communication already in use by many large enterprises. As an alternative or complement to typical REST architecture, gRPC presents many interesting features, including a language-agnostic interface definition, automatic code generation for many languages, and high performance thanks to HTTP/2 and a binary encoding for on-wire data.

In this talk, the speaker will present an overview of gRPC, including it's advantages/disadvantages, how it compares to REST, and a short demonstration on developing with gRPC.

Networking and round-table.


Thursday, Nov 7
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)


Serendipity Labs
525 Junction Rd #6500 Madison


  • Kurt Roekle

    Kurt Roekle


    Solutions Architect at Styra

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  • Steve Lowery

    Steve Lowery


    Senior Staff Engineer at Zendesk

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  • Branden Timm

    Branden Timm


    Principal Engineer at Zendesk

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