August 2017 Microservices Meetup

IBM Watson Health - 75 Binney Street Cambridge - View Map Cambridge
Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Hello Microservices enthusiasts,

Hope everyone is having a great summer. 

I am excited to announce our next meetup on August 1st. We have 2 guest speakers for this event. First Shriram Rajagopalan from IBM will be talking about Istio/Envoy open technologies for traffic management and continuous deployment. Then Rafael Schloming from Datawire will be talking about best practices for adopting microservices in your organization. I am sure this is going to be a fantastic event so hope to see you there.

Event Details: 

Thanks to IBM for hosting us and OpsGenie & CodeShip for sponsoring food and beverages. Special thanks to Richard @ Datawaire for helping set up this event.

Meetup Agenda:

Networking and Food/Beverages: 6 to 6.15 PM

Introduction: 6.15 PM - Ajit Umrani (Meetup Organizer)

Featured Guest Speaker: 6:15 PM - Shriram Rajagopalan, Tech Lead for Istio, IBM

Managing a polyglot service-mesh in Kubernetes with Istio & Envoy

Abtract: Istio provides a common substrate for a polyglot service-mesh in Kubernetes, simplifying traffic management and continuous deployment. Istio weaves the service mesh using Envoy, a high-performance service proxy from Lyft. The service-mesh is bound to a centralized policy enforcement and reporting engine called 'Mixer'. Istio's design draws on years of experience operating complex microservice deployments at IBM, Google, and Lyft.

Bio: Shriram works with IBM's enterprise customers to help them build reliable microservice applications.

Featured Guest Speaker #2: 7:00 PM – Rafael Schloming, Co-founder and Chief Architect, Datawire

Move fast, make things: how developers can successfully adopt microservces

Abstract: Big platform shifts are traditionally architecture/management led initiatives. Microservices is a big platform shift, but the most successful organizations embrace a bottoms-up approach to adopting microservices. In this talk, Rafael will talk about the evolution of microservices at organizations, and how microservices can (and should) be adopted by organizations one developer at a time.

Bio: Rafael is a globally recognized expert on messaging and distributed systems and a spec author of the AMQP specification. He has spoken on microservices at numerous technical conferences including ApacheCon and the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference. Previously, Rafael was a principal software engineer at Red Hat. Rafael has a B.S. in computer science from MIT.

Q/A and Networking: 7:45 to 8 PM

About our Sponsors:

OpsGenie is an Alerting and Incident Response Orchestration service providing tools needed to design meaningful, actionable alerts, manage 24/7 on-call schedules & escalations, and ensure the right people are notified at the right time, using email, SMS, voice and mobile push notifications. 

Codeship is a hosted Continuous integration and continuous delivery platform with native docker support. They take care of testing and deploying software on an optimized infrastructure.


Address: IBM Watson Health Center, 75 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

Please bring your ID for security check in at the lobby. We will be meeting on the 5th Floor.

Closest MBTA Stop: Kendall Square

Parking: Closest option is pilgrim parking at 350 Kendall St. There is also limited street parking in the area.


Tuesday, Aug 1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)


IBM Watson Health
75 Binney Street Cambridge