March 28, 2018, 6PM: Building concurrent systems with Akka.NET – Joe Wirtley

Building concurrent systems is challenging. Code that is innocuous when run on a single thread can require a tangle of locking when running on multiple threads. One way to address this problem is leveraging the actor model. Akka.NET implements the actor model and is ideal for developing concurrent, scalable, and fault tolerant applications in .NET. In this session, you will see code to create actors, send messages to actors, and handle messages within actors. You will also learn about advanced capabilities of Akka.NET including routing, location transparency, persistence, and clustering. You will leave with ideas of how you might use Akka.NET in your own projects and resources to continue your exploration.

Bio: Joe Wirtley is an independent consultant with over thirty years of professional software development experience. He works with .NET development teams helping them create clean, well-designed code, which in turn produces higher quality web and desktop applications. He is an active member of the developer community in southwest Ohio and helps lead the Dayton .NET Developer Group. He has presented at many user groups and conferences including CodeMash, Code PaLOUsa, CodeStock, and Stir Trek. He is the author of the Generics in .NET screencast for O’Reilly. You can check out his site at or follow him on Twitter: @JoeWirtley.