Understanding how to use Akka clusters effectively is well worth the effort. Ask anyone that “gets it.” In this workshop, we use 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 a strong understanding of clustering. To deepen your learning, you will use Azure’s Akka Stream library for Azure IoT Hub to read events and send commands to connected devices with asynchronous back pressure.
Attendees leave with:
Consultant and Trainer, Lightbend, Inc.
Eric's a Scala & Akka champion, a global course instructor for Lightbend. Eric began programming in various machine languages some odd 35 years ago, subsequently passing via C and Java to Scala and Akka. Eric's glad with the coming of age of Reactive Systems and enjoys helping others learn to build them.
Principal Enterprise Architect, Lightbend, Inc.
I have a passion for leading enterprise transformations, creating innovative solutions using emerging technologies to modernize heritage environments. I find a certain joy developing large scale distributed systems using Reactive Principles, especially when building with Lightbend Reactive Platform - Akka and friends. I have slight Scala bias, but at least half of my time is spent with Java. I enjoy the benefits of broad industry experience having worked in entertainment, hospitality, retail, life science and others. I do play favorites, but you’ll have to ask on the right day. My personal passion project involves non-profit missions in anti human trafficking with focus on prevention and aftercare. For fun, I live “simultaneously” on different continents and wander all the earth and seas between.
Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Brian Benz is based in Las Vegas, NV and works as a Senior Developer Advocate for Microsoft. The mission of his Cloud Developer Advocacy team is to win the hearts and minds of customers by creating a healthy developer ecosystem. He’s focused on showing the developer community how to get the best value out of the cloud with Microsoft Azure.
A prolific speaker and community builder, Brian has given talks at several conferences including Devoxx, Jenkins World, JavaOne, SpringOne, MongoDB Conferences, ChefConf, EclipseCon, Lucene / Solr Revolution, ApacheCon, Build, DevIntersection / Anglebrackets, LinuxFest Northwest, TechEd, OSCON, and numerous technology Meetups. Brian holds multiple certifications.