Clement Escoffier at Reactive Summit: “ I don’t believe in a 100% Reactive world.”

A principal software engineer at Red Hat, Clement Escoffier, in his own words, “had several professional lives, from academic positions to management” and is now working as a Vert.x core developer. He’s an active contributor to many open source projects such as Apache Felix, iPOJO, Wisdom Framework, and naturally, Eclipse Vert.x.

At Reactive Summit in Montreal this October, he’s bringing Reactive to enterprise Java developers. In advance of his talk,  we spoke to Clement about the complexity of distributed systems, the challenge of the fear of change, and why he doesn’t believe in 100% Reactive world.

Michael Zeltser at Reactive Summit: “Reactive is going to be built-in to everything”


Did you know that PayPal’s product performance tracking platform processes over 10 billion messages per day making it one of the busiest systems in PayPal? Its end-to-end Reactive data processing pipeline consists of Akka Streams, Kafka, Spark and Druid, which posed a number of technical and the organizational challenges, including converting this well-established team into a Reactive mindset.

In his talk, Turning PayPal’s Product Performance Tracking platform Reactive, End-to-End,  at Reactive Summit in Montreal on October 23, Michael Zeltser, senior member of technical staff and architect at PayPal, will share a narrative useful for both beginner and intermediate audiences, builders and managers alike, that will help contextualize conceptual and practical aspects of switching to reactive systems.

In advance of his talk, we spoke to Michael about his path to Reactive systems, the future of Reactive, and why his job is never boring.  

Last Chance to Get an Early Bird ticket to Reactive Summit | Montreal, Canada, Oct 22-24, 2018

Reactive Summit, a unique learning experience that brings together top microservices and fast data experts in the world, is only three months away! This year, we’re getting together in Montreal, Canada on October 22-24 for three days of fascinating talks, workshops and community events.

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As we’re preparing to announce the speaker lineup and agenda, this is the last opportunity to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing. Reserve your spot for only $899 (US Dollars) before prices go up on August 8, 2018. Standard tickets will then be available for $1050 (US Dollars).
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Still hesitating? Here’s why you should attend
Reactive Summit is where innovators go to learn and collaborate on the latest architectures for building and running distributed systems using Akka, Kafka, Spark, and more. It’s at the intersection of the hottest trends around microservices and streaming data. In past years, companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Tesla, Capital One, IBM, Verizon, and PayPal have participated as sponsors and speakers, and we cannot wait to let you know who will speak and take part in Reactive Summit this year!

Stay tuned on the agenda and speaker lineup that we will be announcing soon, and see you in Montreal in October!



Please Welcome the 2017 Program Committee

The Reactive Summit team is hard at work to select to most interesting talks around Reactive Systems, Fast Data, and Reactive Lifecycle Management from all the submissions to our Call for Papers. The CfP will still be open until the end of May, but I want to take the opportunity to introduce you to this year’s Program Committee members.

Helena Edelson about massive scale distributed systems and massively big data

Helena (@helenaedelson) has been a Software Engineer for over 15 years. After a decade in distributed messaging she moved exclusively to working with Scala, first for cloud infrastructure automation, then big data, all for large scale distributed systems. As a Senior Cloud Engineer she was on the first Scala team at VMware building multi-tenant cloud automation systems, then in big data architecting, building and deploying streaming and batch analytics pipelines for Cyber Security for real time threat analysis.