February 2017 Microservices Meetup

WeWork Fort Point - 51 Melcher Street Boston - View Map Cambridge
Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Hello Microservices enthusiasts,

Happy 2017!

I am excited to announce our next meetup on February 7th. Sorry for the late notice - my international travel schedule made it a little harder to finalize all the logistics.

Robert (Bob) Buck from Continuul.io will be our guest speaker. He will be talking about stateless vs stateful containers and the latest developments in persistent & scalable database for stateful services.  


We have a set of new sponsors this time – The venue is sponsored by WeWork (through our friends at Liberty Mutual). And Conituul.io is sponsoring food and beverages. Thanks to Susan @ Continuul and Andrew @ Liberty Mutual for arranging the venue and logistics.

Meetup Agenda:

Introduction: Ajit Umrani (Ex-President of Assembla, currently looking for new opportunities).

Also One of the WeWork Community team member will do a short welcome announcement.

Featured Guest Speaker:  Bob Buck, CTO, Continuul.io


The current consensus among architects and developers is that containers should be stateless despite the risk potential disaster of incorrect or lost data.  However recent developments in open source microservice technology have turned that consensus upside down.  Not only is it more than okay to have stateful containers, the same technology used for scalability and redundancy for application services can be used to make data persistent as well as scalable and highly available.

Bob will describe how to leverage open source components available for containers (Docker), registry (Consul), monitoring (Prometheus), persistence (Flocker), and orchestration (Kubernetes) to build a highly scalable, highly available database for stateful services.


Bob is a technology innovator with over 25 years of database and telecommunications experience. He co- founded CONTINUUL after holding key technical and executive positions at Object Design, VeriSign, NuoDB, and DeepIS. http://continuul.io/about.html

About Continuul

Continuul containerizes databases and provides the tools to manage those databases easily in a public or private cloud. Whether the database is MySQL, Postgres, or others, you skip the old monolithic approach to databases that microservice users are specifically trying to avoid.


Address: WeWork Fort Point, 51 Melcher St, Boston, MA 02116

Please bring your ID for security check in. Then take the elevator down to the basement. 

The location is a short walking distance from South Station. There are paid parking garages nearby (Necco St. Garage and Channel Center Garage).

Quick Note: 

I am looking for a couple of volunteers to help with the food/beverages setup before and clean up after the event. Please help out if you can.

Message from Sponsors:

WeWork is a community of creators. We transform buildings into collaborative workspaces. Our mission is to help companies grow by providing them with not just beautiful space but benefits, amenities, and community they need to focus on their business, all on very flexible terms. We currently have over 60,000 Members working out of our communities worldwide, and over 2,600 members here in Boston.


Tuesday, Feb 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)


WeWork Fort Point
51 Melcher Street Boston