MuleSoft Developer Meetups across the world had a very busy February! In fact, we had 2 Meetups per week, and four groups – Tampa, Cape Town, Charlotte, and the Online group – held their very first events. The Online group, which provides a virtual Meetup to anyone across the world, was particularly successful!
So what were Meetup leaders up to in the past few weeks? Read below to find out the top highlights from our 9 developer Meetups in February as well as insights into upcoming Meetups this month. And, as always, these events would not be possible without our passionate Meetup leaders, who continue to connect MuleSoft users around the globe, so thanks to all of them!
Highlights from 9 MuleSoft developer Meetups
Online Meetup – February 6th, 2018
For his very first online Meetup, Manik Magar made a quick introduction to MUnit and shared why users should have test cases and avoid mocking database connectors; instead, users should test with the close-to-production database. Manik also explored how Docker and TestContainers can help achieve better testing by creating tests closer to production conditions.
Tampa Bay, FL – February 7th, 2018
R.J. Salicco, Software Architect NY Life, and Barnes Marshall, Systems Development Lead at Lincare Holdings, held the first Meetup in Tampa and kicked-off the group through informal introductions and discussions on how members can move forward with future Meetups. They discussed future topics, formats, and how they’ll organize their Tampa Bay MuleSoft community.
Stockholm, Sweden – February 15th, 2018
Ana Chiritescu, MuleSoft Practice Lead at Enfo, and John Folkesson, Integration Architect at Nordic Choice Hotels, hosted the second Meetup in Stockholm. This time, the Meetup was all about MUnit and the automated testing of Mule applications. To learn more, you can download the slides from this Meetup, including a presentation from Albin Kjellin, Pre-sales Solutions Engineer at MuleSoft. Be sure to also check out a summary of the event.
Cape Town, South Africa – February 21st, 2018
Stephan Bouwer, Software Developer at Vicitude, organized the very first Meetup of the Cape Town MuleSoft community! Together, attendees looked at interesting ways of integrating Mule with an Oracle database, and participated in a general discussion about Mule 4.
Charlotte, NC – February 21st, 2018
Russell Evans, Strategic Account Executive at MuleSoft, kicked off the MuleSoft developer’s Meetup group in Charlotte successfully! Many MuleSoft users came to meet their peers and discuss good topics to cover at future events.
Dallas, TX – February 28th, 2018
Miguel Martinez, Senior MuleSoft Consultant at AVIO Consulting, is now our famous local Leader in Dallas. He did it again, bringing over 30+ attendees to discuss microservices and the containerization of Mule. This was a very successful event, and attendees included both regular and new members.
Knoxville, TN – March 1st, 2018
Subhash Patel, MuleSoft Integration Architect at Cognizant, a local Leader in Knoxville, organized the second event for the MuleSoft Meetup group. This time, MuleSoft customer Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, shared their experience using MuleSoft and how they adopted an API-first design approach.
Phoenix, AZ – March 1st, 2018
Online group – March 6th, 2018
For this second online event, Manik Magar collaborated with Felipe Ocadiz, Integration Engineer at Twitter, for a live demo, where they followed the path to create a feature branch of Mule application on GitHub, opened a pull request for review, and then let GitHub and Jenkins do “their magic” to test and deploy Mule Applications.
Upcoming MuleSoft developer Meetups
West Yorkshire, UK – March 8th, 2018
Join Jason Goodwill, Solutions Architect at Saint-Gobain, to hear how they started their journey of moving from traditional ESB integrations to adopting API-led connectivity and building an application network. He’ll discuss the challenges they are facing and some examples of how they introduced APIs to historic file-based integrations.
Christchurch, NZ – March 12th, 2018
For this new Meetup in Christchurch, Kian Ting, Integration Architect at Christchurch City Council, will talk about building and creating custom connectors with MuleSoft. He will also run through a demo on how to build connectors from scratch, so bring your laptops to build a connector together!
Perth, AU – March 13th, 2018
Join Zubair Aslam, Integration Architect at Woodside Energy, at the next MuleSoft Perth Meetup to discuss how to make the most out of a CloudHub subscription. Stay tuned for a detailed agenda and speaker list.
Philadelphia, PA – March 20th, 2018
Scott Stephan, Senior Solutions Consultant at MuleSoft, will present MuleSoft product highlights for 2018 such as the upcoming release of Mule 4 and Studio 7. Then, Manik Magar (again!) will lead a session on MUnit, Dockers, and TestContainers. MUnit is an excellent framework for testing of your Mule flows. Manik will cover a quick introduction to MUnit and why you should have test cases.
Indianapolis, IN – March 22nd, 2018
Join Matt Bentley, Senior Solutions Engineer at Docker, and John Vester, Senior Architect at CleanSlate, for the second MuleSoft Meetup in Indianapolis. Matt Bentley will discuss Docker containers and Mule-as-an-ESB. He will be covering microservices and the containerization of Mule. We will also have a presentation by John Vester, who will discuss MuleSoft CI/CS (Automated Deployments).
Stockholm, SE – March 22nd, 2018
For this month’s Meetup, Ana Chiritescu and John Folkesson will focus on the topic of API design and architecture, which will also include an overview of API-led connectivity, a new approach for integrating assets through reusable, modern APIs.
The guest speaker at this Meetup will be Stefan Påsse, Senior Integration Architect at Enfo Integration. Stefan has extensive experience in IT systems integration, architecture, and API design. Moreover, he helped various customers successfully build an API blueprint using an API-led approach to connectivity.
Melbourne, AU – March 27th, 2018
In March, the MuleSoft community will have yet another great get-together in Melbourne. Come in for a bite, socialize with your friendly Mule-using Melbournites, and listen to some exciting technical talks.
Keep in mind that this list evolves very often, check out upcoming Meetups page regularly to see the latest MuleSoft Meetups across the world!