The Evolution of Your Kubernetes Cluster - Co-Hosted w/ Tigera

Cloud Native DC

Feb 28, 2019, 11:00 PM – Mar 1, 2019, 1:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Co-Hosted with Tigera and our friends at NOVA KUbernetes ( and sponsored by TechSpace Ballston.

The Evolution of Your Kubernetes Cluster - from a skunk-works project to running the entire enterprise

While developers see and realize the benefits of Kubernetes, how it improves efficiencies, saves time, and enables focus on the unique business requirements of each project; InfoSec, infrastructure, and software operations teams still face challenges when managing a new set of tools and technologies, and integrating them into an existing enterprise infrastructure.

In this meetup, Chris, CTO at Tigera, and Oleg, CTO at Kublr, will discuss the evolution of your Kubernetes cluster - from a skunk-works project to running the entire enterprise.


6:00 - 6:30 pm: Arrival & Networking
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Talks & Demos: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:00 - 7:10 pm: Food & Drink Break
7:10 - 7:40 pm: Fireside Chat
7:40 - 8:00 pm: Networking & Closing

About the Speakers:

Christopher Liljenstolpe Co-founder and CTO, Solutions at Tigera (

Christopher is the original architect of Project Calico and has helped define the future of networking for containers and services. Using his extensive practical experience designing and operating global-scale networks and enterprise cloud architectures, Christopher works closely with Tigera’s customers and the open community to drive the delivery of secure, simple and scalable application connectivity for the cloud native era.
Prior to Tigera, Christopher held solutions engineering and architecture leadership positions at Metaswitch, Big Switch, Telstra, Alcatel and others, and has chaired multiple IETF working groups. He holds a BA in Chemistry and Computer Science from St. Olaf College.

Oleg Chunikhin CTO at Kublr.

With 20 years of software architecture and development experience, Kublr CTO Oleg Chunikhin is responsible for defining Kublr’s technology strategy and standards. He has championed the standardization of DevOps in all Kublr does and is committed to driving adoption of container technologies and automation.

Oleg holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and is an AWS Certified Software Architect. A popular speaker on all things Kubernetes, Oleg’s credentials include Interop ITX (Las Vegas), LISA, DevOpsCon and DevOpsDays.

Food & Drinks will be provided



February 28 – March 1, 2019
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


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