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

The 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 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 is 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 Groupe, Engine Yard, SkillsMatter and nearForm.