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Lightbend Announces Keynotes, Speakers, Working Sessions and Sponsors for Reactive Summit 2018 – October 20 – 24 in Montreal, Canada

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Diamond sponsor IBM and Platinum sponsors Accenture and YoppWorks help bring together leading innovators in building and running distributed Reactive systems at scale

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbend, provider of the leading Reactive application development platform for building distributed systems and the company behind Scala, Akka, Lagom, and Play Framework, today announced the roster of keynotes, speakers and conference sessions for Reactive Summit 2018, to be held in Montreal, Canada October 20 – 24, 2018. This is a unique opportunity to learn from top microservices and fast data experts in the world in the beautiful, cosmopolitan setting of the city of Montreal.

"Reactive Summit is where innovators go to learn and collaborate on the latest architectures for building and running distributed Reactive systems at scale using Akka, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark and more," said Mark Brewer, CEO of Lightbend. "With the help of our sponsors, we've attracted the leading thinkers from around the world to come and share their insights and best practices around the concepts pioneered in the original Reactive Manifesto. Join us."

Originally published anonymously but later revealed as the work of Lightbend co-founder and Akka creator Jonas Bonér, the Reactive Manifesto for the first time set out key principles for building systems that react to modern demands on distributed services at scale. Translated into 15 languages with endorsements by more than 23,000 technologists, the Reactive movement has become the de facto guideline for distributed system design.
Reactive systems are designed to deal with the inevitable failure of services in complex, modern architectures. A Reactive system is an architectural style that allows multiple individual applications to coalesce as a single unit, reacting to its surroundings while aware of each other, and enable automatic scale up and down, load balancing, responsiveness under failure, and more.

At Reactive Summit 2018, leading practitioners will offer hands-on practical advice and strategies for implementing Reactive systems. Learn from keynote speakers Martin Thompson from RealLogic, Evan Chan from Apple, Steven Astorino from IBM and Randy Shoup of WeWork.

Other speakers and panelists presenting over the three-day conference include experts from Accenture, Apple, Capital One, Confluent, Disney Streaming Services, Facebook, Grubhub, HomeAway, IBM, Marketo, Mesosphere, Microsoft, PayPal, Real Logic, Red Hat, Salesforce, WeWork and YoppWorks.

The conference offers accredited training sessions as well as a diversity and inclusion program offering three free nights and a stipend to qualified applicants. Apply here for consideration. Tickets to join the conference are still available! For more information and to register to participate, please visit the Reactive Summit 2018 website.

In addition to Diamond sponsor IBM and Platinum sponsors Accenture and YoppWorks, Reactive Summit 2018 is also sponsored by Red Hat, Disney Streaming Services, Mesosphere, and RedElastic.

About Lightbend
Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) provides the leading Reactive application development platform for building distributed applications. Using microservices and fast data on a message-driven runtime, enterprise applications scale effortlessly on cloud computing architectures. Many of the most admired brands around the globe are transforming their businesses with our platform, engaging billions of users every day through software that is changing the world.

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