The first Microservices Dublin meet-up takes place on Tuesday, February 24th at 7:30 PM in the Engine Yard offices, 35 Barrow Street, Dublin 2.

The informal, open meet-up brings together a community of like-minded people from all over Ireland who are interested in getting in near the start of the global move towards microservices. Speakers on the night are Adrian Trenaman of Gilt Groupe, Fred George, known as the father of microservices, and Richard Rodger of nearForm.

There is a perception out there that microservices are “mad science”, practised in dingy, back-alley rooms by figures hunched over their keyboards, who snarl if you approach them.  

There may be an element of truth to this (though maybe not the snarling). Microservices are still “out there”, a technology in its infancy. Lots of people know about them, but have never actually seen a microservices-based software system in action. There is still an air of mystique about the whole thing.

The thing is, mad science has a way of changing the world. Three years ago, Node.js was exotic, a new kid on the block in software development. Today, Node.js is the must-have technology, and is used by many of the world’s biggest companies.

Microservices now are like Node.js in 2012. Moves towards the mainstream are being made: Amazon, Gilt Groupe and Netflix have all recently implemented microservices-based systems.

The Microservices Dublin meet-up is sponsored by Gilt GroupeEngine YardSkillsMatter and nearForm.

For more information and updates, visit the Microservices Dublin website and follow @MicroserviceDub.

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By: Richard Rodger

Richard Rodger is the co-founder and technology thought leader behind nearForm. A rare combination of successful entrepreneur and author, he is part of a small cohort that is changing the nature of enterprise software builds worldwide. Richard is the creator of Seneca.js, an open source microservices toolkit for Node.js, and, a search engine for Node.js modules. Richard's first book, 'Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud' (Wiley, 2011), was one of the first major works on Node.js. His new book, 'The Tao of Microservices' (Manning), is due out in early 2017.