How the Tech You Use Impacts Biz Strategy-Leveraging Microservices & Containers

Did you know that the software you are building on may impact your strategy for growth? You may even be spending more than you need to while holding your company back.

Navin Alexander with Compustrategies Inc. is joining us this month to introduce you to Microservice Architecture. Microservice architecture has patterns like classic architecture but provides very small services that can be separated. This separates critical responsibilities and allows work to be done independently. If you plan on rapidly adding users to your platform than microservice may be the way to build.

Classic software architecture has layers that can be tightly bundled- this is great to start, but problematic when you begin adding users and scaling your tech platform. Imagine trying to make changes in the middle of a brick wall in order to add height- not so easy.

This site provides a good primer on the topic: thehttps://blog.newrelic.com/technology/microservices-what-they-are-why-to-use-them/

Discussions at this monthly meeting focus on what you’re working on, what’s next for your tech-minded peers, and the opportunity to learn from a trending speaker. It may even be the place to find your next breakthrough partner or opportunity.

This group is sponsored through a partnership between Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and the Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg.

 

Let us know that you’re coming at: https://www.meetup.com/Loudoun-Tech-Startups/events/254184232/

Signature Events

Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards

The Loudoun Chamber celebrated it’s Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on January 24th.  We honored top business and community leaders and celebrated the success of the Chamber’s 2019 Board of Directors Chair, Lisa Kimball of The Arc of Loudoun, and welcomed in our 2020 Board Chair, Stacey Metcalfe of Inova Loudoun Hospital.

For more information about the awards and to view the full press release click here

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Annual Real Estate Event

Stay tuned for 2020 event information this Fall!  This event provides access to experts in the housing industry nationwide and locally.  While Loudoun outperforms other Virginia counties on most economic measures, we still face many challenges to our future prosperity. Whether it’s our investment in Metro, a housing affordability crisis or attracting a millennial workforce, Loudoun’s challenges demand effective solutions.

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Golf Classic

On August 17th we will hold our 38th Annual Loudoun Chamber Golf Classic at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, The Club at Creighton Farms. This course is one of the finest on the Eastern Seaboard, and is nothing short of spectacular.  We are proud to have produced Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for the past three decades, and we hope you and your colleagues will join us.  For Questions or Sponsorships: Contact: Paige Romanow

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Golf Tour

For the past 9 years, this casual, networking tournament pairs you and a partner against a field of over 30 two-man teams in a progressive four month tournament. Designed with the busy professional in mind, each event consists of a 9-hole round after work, followed by a short networking reception to get you home in time to put the kids to bed. The team with the lowest cumulative score after four events is the champion. 

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Small Business Awards

For 25 years, the Loudoun Small Business Awards have been the most prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. Winners were announced in front of a live audience of more than 600 of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders.

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Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run

The Loudoun Chamber is thrilled to present the 6th Annual Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run! This family-friendly event includes races and events for all ages. The 5k is open to walkers, runners, strollers and pups. Superhero costumes are encouraged!

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Valor Awards

The Loudoun Chamber will honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2019 at the 35th Annual Valor Awards ceremony. The entire Loudoun County business community will be invited to attend these Annual Valor Awards to help honor these dedicated public servants for their selfless acts of heroism and commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community!

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