Friday Hacks #110, March 18

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For our sixth Friday Hacks of the semester, we’re having Jordan Dea-Mattson speak about Wobe’s system architecture and how it uniquely addresses the issues of building robust, scalable, and secure mobile applications in hostile environments.

Facebook event:

Date/Time: Friday, March 18 at 6:30pm
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Town Plaza, University Town
Free pizza is served before the talks.

Robust, scalable, and secure mobile apps in hostile environments.

Talk Description:

The Wobe system architecture is designed to work in environments with highly unreliable network access. In fact, it assumes a poor network and accounts it from day one.

The Wobe architecture is asynchronous and event/message based vs. the more common synchronous architectures. It’s comprised of a mobile client for Android and a collection of microservices developed in Go. It’s designed to work in high latency, low bandwidth environments and poor reliability network access.

In addition, Jordan will be sharing Wobe’s plans for open sourcing significant components of its architecture to help others adopt a better mobile services architecture. If you are looking for an interesting, approachable, challenging open source to contribute to, this is your chance to learn more.

Speaker Profile

Jordan Dea-Mattson is a 30+ veteran of HighTech with most of that time spent working in Silicon Valley. Jordan has worked at Apple (13 years), Adobe Systems, Ooyala, and Yahoo among other companies.

Jordan has spent his career focused on efficiently and effectively building and delivering high quality software and enabling others to do so as well.

Jordan has spoken at numerous industry events, including Apple’s WWDC (12 straight years), Atlassian’s Summit, and ChefConf.

Company Profile

Wobe (// founded by long-time Singapore and South East Asia innovator and entrepreneur, Adrianna Tan, delivers a brand new take on financial services to the underserved — low income women in emerging markets.

Through their app, young urban and rural entrepreneurs can start small businesses: they can resell phone airtime and other pre-paid goods and services to their friends and family. Most Wobe agents will be able to easily increase their family income by $US 10 a day, moving them solidly into the emerging middle class.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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