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PDXCloud November Gathering

Elemental Technologies
225 SW Broadway, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

Access Notes

Doors to the lobby are locked at 5pm. Check with event organizer for access information.

The door to the building is locked in the evening, but there will be someone there to let you in from 6:30 to 7:20 pm.



This will be our 2nd birthday! Come celebrate two years of PDXCloud with us. There will be cake! And of course pizza, beer, and other refreshments.

Our first topic is presented by Ryan Dearing: Building a Fault Tolerant API with Hystrix

See how Bodybuilding.com utilizes Hystrix to scale a REST API beyond a hundred million requests every day. Learn how we use Hystrix to build a distributed system that is both fault and latency tolerant. We will discuss the bulkhead and circuit breaker patterns used by Hystrix to provide a resilient and fast API.

The second talk will be an "Intro to Splunk", presented by Jason LaPier, Lead Architect of Elemental Technologies' Cloud platform.

On the surface, Splunk is a log aggregator, but once you start to go beyond that, you can see the potential and the power of Splunk as a data management tool. I’ll briefly go over the components and architecture of Splunk, some of the key features and product offerings, and then dive into a demo of how it works and how we use it at Elemental. Centralized logging is a critical tool in a cloud-based environment, as it lets you review the history and analysis of data from instances that have come and gone at any time.

As always, doors will open at 6:30PM, so feel free to show up a little early to grab food and drink and do some socializing. Presentation will start at 7PM.