Event-based microservices & preparing for software engineering interviews

Hello Everyone!

We are happy to announce our first virtual meetup of 2021 with two great back-to-back talks. Grigoris Grigoriadis will give us an “introduction to Event-Based Microservices” and Thomas Kaliakos on “How to prepare for a Software engineering interview: what I learned after interviewing with Google, Facebook & Amazon”. More details below.

As last time, we will ruffle a 1-year free licence from our sponsor Jetbrains for use with any of their IDEs.

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Talk #1: Introduction to Event-Based Microservices by Grigoris Grigoriadis.
Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of microservices compared to monolithic architecture. Finally we will try to mitigate the disadvantages of microservices using an event based approach.

Grigoris (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grigorisgrigoriadis/) is a co-founder and a software architect in itsaur.com.

Talk #2: How to prepare for a Software engineering interview: what I learned after interviewing with Google, Facebook & Amazon by Thomas Kaliakos.
Abstract: The aim of this session will be to describe the interview process in the three tech giants.
We’ll go through the whole process and cover tools, tips, material and even a study plan, that will help you prepare not only for the specific companies, but for any software engineering interview.
We’ll discuss and analyze separately every stage of the process:
– the System design interview
– the Coding interview
– the “Software engineering manager” interview
All the code samples will be in Java. As a bonus: there will be also a small quiz.

Thomas (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-kaliakos-07499667/) is a Software Engineer currently working for IOHK as a Data Engineer. He has been an active interviewer for a decade and an active interviewee for way more than that.