Refactoring the Java Monolith: Typical Problems / Patterns / Solutions

This talk is all about the problems / patterns / and techniques that you can use to refactor a monolith towards Microservices. We start with a demo of a monolithic application then we review its architecture and technology stack used. We then proceed through a series of obstacles to refactoring this app along with the patterns that are required to overcome the obstacles. This talk is aimed at developers and architects looking to learn techniques for refactoring the monolith.

About the speaker

Adib Saikali is a long-time user of Java and Spring. He is a Field Engineer at Pivotal.

Civic hacknight #147 with Peter Deitz: GrantBook

Presenter: Peter Deitz

Topic: GrantBook


@peterdeitz @GrantBookorg


To be announced


ecobee: Smart Home Technology

They are focused on creating smarter wi-fi thermostats that are beautifully designed, easy to use, provide comfort and savings for families and are good for our planet.

Check-in details: To be announced. If you run into any issues, then please send a message to our “doorbell” at[masked] (780-6LAB-6IX), and the organizers will get a notification.

Accessibility: To be announced


Our weekly civic tech hacknights bring together designers, coders, urban planners, government staff, mappers, policy-makers, students, communications strategists, and all other Torontonians who share an interest in making Toronto more responsive, prosperous, sustainable and equitable, through design, tech, and data. (Coders are welcome, but you don’t have to be a coder to contribute!) Come and be part of it!


6:30-7: Welcome and intros
7-7:30: Presentation and Q&A/discussion
7:30-9: Breakout groups (make something!)

For more info, visit
Here’s our Code of Conduct:

Hope to see you Tuesday!

HackerNest Mississauga June Tech Social

Mississauga ( is the 6th largest city in Canada and home to a wealth of talent and innovative corporations! So come out to meet and mingle with us!

HackerNest Tech Socials ( are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People. Follow us on Twitter ( and Instagram (, like us on Facebook (, hi-5 us in person!

The typical Tech Social agenda: Folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize >> quick announcements, thank sponsors >> back to chatting >> head home, exhilarated from great conversations!

**** HackerNest Tech Socials are Entry by Donation – $10 to $20 is suggested. If a cash donation is too restrictive, no problem – just email your Tech Social Organizers and sign up to volunteer that night. ****

>> SPECIAL TREAT, AWESOME DEAL, GREAT LOCATION: Running Remote (June 23-24, Bali, Indonesia) is the premiere event for practical advice from leading CEOs and Founders who build and manage remote teams. Speakers include Buffer CEO, Joel Gascoigne, Doist CEO, Amir Salihefendi, and Github’s Director of Global Workplace Operations, Lara K Owen. Topics will cover hiring, financial management, company culture, collaboration tools and lots more. Get 30% off with code: “hackernest” → <<

NORTH AMERICA SPONSORS AWS ( has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability if you’re looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery or other functionality!

SPONSORS make this growing movement possible, so we treasure and build deep, long-term relationships with the companies that endorse us. Please email [masked] to chat about ways to connect with the HackerNest community!

VENUE: SOTI Inc ( Taking Mobility to Endless Possibilities. (5770 Hurontario St #1100, Mississauga, ON L5R 3G5)

SOTI ( is the world’s most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions, with more than 16,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. We are a dynamic company; our executives are visionaries and our employees crave innovation and thrive on hard work.

Askida is based in Montreal and Mississauga and specializes in custom software development, quality assurance and test automation. Our test automation platform, Askida CT, is unique on the market and allows teams to place software quality at the heart of their organizations thanks to continuous testing and keyword-driven testing. For more information about Askida, software quality and test automation, visit We currently have positions open in both Mississauga and Montreal.

About Us: HackerNest ( builds strong, supportive local tech communities around the world. We run unpretentious tech and innovation events that improve humanity and overall economic prosperity. Check out this video to see what Tech Socials are like:

Want to volunteer at our HackerNest Tech Socials? Visit ( for more information and to apply!

Real Estate Investing Basics

Locations and Dates:

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7-8PM: Aaniin Library
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7-8PM: Cornell Library
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7-8PM: Markham Village Library
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7-8PM: Unionville Library
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7-8PM: Angus Glen Library

Description from Real Property Investments:

Free 60 minute training class:

In this class local Real Estate Experts Monika & Vaughan Jazyk from Real Property Investments will show you how to  invest in Real Estate absolutely FREE!

We’ve become really good at what we do and have helped ourselves and over 800  other investors.

8 years ago, we knew  we had to get into Real Estate investing  to build wealth and create freedom in our lives…and maybe some of these points will resonate with you:

“I needed to create extra income so I can be a stay at home parent”

*I was concerned with my RRSP’s performance and was nervous of the next crash.

“I wanted more freedom and flexibility in my life”

*I wasn’t sure if my pension was still going to be there when it was my turn to retire.

*What would I do if I lost my job and how long could we survive on our income?

*Inflation was outpacing my raise at work and we were falling behind on our debts.

*Sometimes I just wanted to take 1 extra vacation each year.

“How am I going to pay for the big ticket items in life…..having children, funding their education , retirement and caring for elderly parents?”

All of these were a concern but I faced a BIGGER problem.

I couldn’t find the answers I was looking for. How could I safely get started investing in Real Estate?

I needed answers:

  • Can I afford to invest in Real Estate?

  • How could I get the money to get started?

  • Where would I invest and what type of property would I invest in ?

  • How would I know if the property will make money and how do I calculate my returns?

  • How  could I avoid tenants from hell ?

  • What contracts should I use?

  • Where can I find professionals (Real Estate Agents, Home Inspectors, Mortgage Brokers, Insurance Brokers, Property Managers, Lawyers and Accountants) to help me get started?

So here’s what I did.

I decided to seek out the best experts in the industry and get the right answers. Now I am surrounded with the best lawyers, best accountants and best experts to give me the best advice.

Now we’re going to teach you everything we learned in 60 minutes!

In this class:

*We will share our story, our struggles and how we safely started

*We’ll show you a real life transaction from beginning to end

*We’ll share exactly how YOU can get started even if you’re struggling financially

Best of all, in the 60 minutes were together, you can ask us any question you want about investing in Real Estate.

You see…. we’ve made our share of mistakes and we’re not scared to share our success stories and our failures.

Limited seating is available.

Register today before we are SOLD OUT!

Innovate or become a Utility

“Why is the world moving towards an Innovation Economy and what are the key factors, like Blockchain that are radically accelerating innovation and business”

– Why an Innovation Economy?
– Exponential Technologies and Innovation
– Explanation of key transformative technologies and examples around us today?
– Data (the new oil)
– Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
– Blockchain
– 5G
– Industry 4.0
– IoT

Speaker Overview

Mark Majewski
Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Mark is a catalyst for change and a passionate innovator. He has extensive worldwide technology and business experience. He has spent his career from Engineer to Executive in high tech from running the Canadian and Eastern US divisions of a leading semiconductor company to being part of two start-ups. Mark has integrated technical concepts into commercial products with transformative companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Tesla, Sony, Microsoft, Philips, Softbank, HP, P&G, etc.

Learn more:

For more information, please contact:

Arushi Sachdev
Marketing Communications Officer, RIC Centre
T: 289-373-3050 x 201

Photography Disclaimer

RIC Centre reserves the right to photograph its events, and from time to time we use these photos in our publications. By registering for any of our events, you understand and acknowledge that your photograph may be taken and used, per RIC Centre’s discretion.

Fashion is GREAT: An Intro to the UK Retail Market

Looking to expand your sales to the UK and Ireland?

Get your tickets now and discover what international buyers are looking for and how to find them. Meet and network with key presenters from the UK Department for International Trade and Invest Northern Ireland on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30pm at Toronto Fashion Incubator.

The presentation will:

  • Highlight key retail areas in the UK, manufacturing clusters and retail trends in the UK.

  • Provide information about the different UK associations that Canadian fashion companies can connect with to help expand their reach in the UK.

  • Outline the support that the UK Department for International Trade and Invest Northern Ireland can provide for companies looking to establish a presence in the UK.


  • Kelly White, Investment Associate, UK Department for International Trade

  • Latham French, Investment Officer, UK Department for International Trade

  • Michael Barton, Regional Director – Trade & Investment, Invest Northern Ireland


UK Department for International Trade – With professional advisers, both within the UK and across more than 100 international markets, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and assists overseas companies to bring high-quality investment to the UK.  

Invest Northern Ireland – Invest Northern Ireland’s (INI) role is to grow the local economy. INI does so by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm for networking; presentation will begin at 6:00 pm sharp. We hope to see you there! 

MakeBlock MBot Robot Challenge

Try your hand at programming mBot the Robot with easy-to-learn, block-based computer programming languages or control it using the joy stick option. Once you know how to control it,

Registration Starts: Wednesday May 16 @ 9 AM

Program is geared for children 8-12 years of age.

Artscape Launchpad Membership

Artscape Launchpad introduces a new model for art and design entrepreneurship that empower creatives and help them realize their full potential.

Artscape Launchpad introduces a new model for art and design entrepreneurship that empower creatives and help them realize their full potential. Launchpad programs and events offer the tools, training, resources, and mentorship needed to build sustainable creative businesses, including assistance with connecting to the marketplace. In Fall 2018, we will welcome the creative sector into our 30,000 sq. ft. hub to experiment, collaborate, play and innovate fresh ideas.   Learn more at

YEDI International Start-Up Track Venture Fair

A unique two-week program with workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders. 

Entrepreneurs around the world look to Canada as the next destination for their business, but many lack the necessary tools and knowledge needed to succeed in this market. The York Entrepreneurship Development Institute created a unique two-week program with workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders. 

The entrepreneurs are now ready to present their ventures to YEDI’s funder audience and expand their offerings to the Canadian market. 

We look forward to introducing you to these innovative ventures! 

Up! Practical Sales Talks

 A series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.  

Join us for Up!  A series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.  We have a great selection of experts who are working their craft in the field of sales and will be sharing their personal stories about their success and tactics they use to be the best in their field.

Marie Chevier, Founwder & CEO, Sampler

All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are 9 workshops with guest presenters sharing their knowledge and helping you realize the same success!


You do not need to bring a ticket with you and there is plenty of free parking
For more information, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email