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In this video, view a hands-on lab to learn how to build your own simple reactive systems


If you’re a developer who’s heard the phrase reactive programming, watch our video to see how you can use its guiding principles to make your application more responsive, resilient, and elastic.

With the advances over the past decade in hardware, containerization, and virtualization technologies, architecture patterns like reactive systems are becoming increasingly popular for taking advantage of this improving infrastructure. Join Mary Grygleski and Grace Jansen to get hands-on as you learn how to build your own simple reactive systems.

Mary Grygleski is a developer advocate at IBM specializing in reactive Java, open source, and distributed systems. She’s worked for several technology companies in both Boston’s Route 128 Technology Corridor and the San Francisco Bay Area and is the president and executive board member of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG). She’s also an active co-organizer for the Data, Cloud, and AI in Chicago, Chicago Cloud, and IBM Cloud Chicago meetup groups. Mary continues to be amazed by how software innovations can dramatically transform our lives.

Grace Jansen is a developer advocate at IBM working with Open Liberty and the Reactive Platform. She’s been with IBM since graduating from Exeter University with a degree in biology. As a developer advocate, Grace builds POCs, demos, and sample applications and writes guides and tutorials. She’s a regular presenter at international technology conferences and recently authored a book on reactive systems. She also has a keen passion for encouraging more women into STEM and especially technology careers.