The main activities of the Microservices Community currently include, but are not limited to, the following.
Organise the International Conference on Microservices once a year (http://conf-micro.services), which acts also as a recurring opportunity for the physical gathering of the community.
Support the organisation of focused events on microservices. Examples include: technical workshops on industrial technologies, national meetings (like the Italian Meeting on Microservices), and academic forums.
Provide funding opportunities for travelling and the organisation of events in general.
Publish open access material on microservices, either through the website as informal publications (white papers), or through more formal channels (like edited books with chapters from multiple authors, or journals).
Provide resources for the digital platform of the community, including this website.
Support for Open Source Projects and Job Advertisement
The Microservices Community supports its members and its affiliated open-source projects (and to a limited extent, also prospecting ones—see the rules below) with the following retweet policies for job announcements and news from open-source projects.
Members of the Microservices Community that post a job announcement on Twitter can be retweeted from the official Community channel following the process below.
Also non-members of the Community can access this service, for the limited amount of 5 unique retweets.
After that, the poster can afford more retweets by becoming a member of the Community.
Instruction for retweeting a job announcement:
- mention the Twitter handle @c_microservices in the initial job announcement;
- briefly indicate the role of Microservices in the job position (design, development, education, …);
- the announcement must be aligned with the Community statutes and code of conduct.
Affiliated open-source projects of the Microservices Community that post on Twitter can be retweeted from the official Community channel following the process below.
Also non-affiliated projects can access this service, for the limited amount of 5 unique retweets.
After that, the poster can afford more retweets by becoming an affiliated open-source project of the Community.
Instruction for retweeting a post from open-source project:
- mention the Twitter handle @c_microservices in the initial post;
- briefly indicate the role of Microservices in the news about the project (e.g., design choices, how it helps microservice development, …);
- the content of the post must be aligned with the Community statutes and code of conduct.
Retweet handling and approval process
Both of policies are automatically handled by the Community Communication Group, which decides on how to proceed with the retweet.
In case the post does not fulfil the mandatory requirements above, the Group will not directly notify the rejection to the poster. If after 48h from the initial tweet you do not see the message retweeted, you can contact the communication group firstname.lastname@example.org
Microservices Community Collaboration Badge
Since June 2018, the activities and events organised in collaboration with the Microservices Community are recognisable from the Microservices Community Collaboration Badge (shown on the left) present in their website.