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Speaking at Geeknight at Outbox

Posted by Malisa Ncube on

Hey Geeks!

I will be speaking at Geeknight Event at Outbox on the 26 April 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

It will be about designing distributed applications. This time we will look into design challenges and considerations you would want to know about before you let your application loose into the wild.

Some of the areas we will look at include the following:

  • Designing for scale
  • Dealing with streaming data
  • The reactive manifesto
  • Performance pain points
  • Azure Service Fabric
  • And many more…

This talk will not get into religious debates about whether Java is better than C# or Django than Rails.

We will also review some code and discussions. It will be fun!

Does this sound interesting? I think it does, so register here now!

See you there.

June Geeknight – Reflection and slides

Posted by Malisa Ncube on

The following are the slides from the Geeknight event we had at ThoughtWorks on 22 June. I should say I was very excited to meet such a vibrant audience that asked many challenging questions.

The content was packed and it was hard to keep the talk to an hour. Its clear to me that we are a community which is not only vibrant but hungry for technical knowledge.

You may view or download the slides from slideshare below.

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Speaking at Geek-night – Kampala

Posted by Malisa Ncube on

I will be speaking tonight 24 June 2014, time 05:30PM at the GeekNight Event which will be held at Thoughtworks Kampala, see location information here. I will talk about cloud computing approaches and things that you’d need to keep in mind when you are developing applications that can be considered native on the cloud.

I don’t intend to talk about the “how-to’s” this time but to answer the question, “Why and When?”. I will obviously use examples from Microsoft Azure as that is more familiar to me than other cloud service providers.

Some of the things I will talk about include:

  • Elastic scaling
  • MapReduce approach
  • Database Federation
  • Node Failure Patterns
  • Multitenancy
  • And many more….

There is going to be quite a lot of content that will reveal how successful organisations have managed to scale their applications and what are some of the pitfalls you may want to watch out for if you are going to implement a large scale system.

See you there.