Cloud Native & Platform Engineering Auckland - May 2024


May 9, 4:30 – 7:15 AM

In-person event

About this event

Hi everyone!

We are very excited to announce our next meetup!

We have arranged two sessions with topics not to be missed, as they are very much in demand in the cloud-native space at the moment. Thanks Ahmed and Thom for contributing with your time, knowledge and experience with our community!


- [Ahmed Muhi] - Cilium in Action: Strengthening AKS with Powerful Network Management

- [Thom Toogood] - Hyper-efficient serverless on Kubernetes, powered by WebAssembly

Thanks to the Palo Alto Network NZ team, specially to Vasely Sapunov for hosting and supporting this event.

Please help us to spread the word about our upcoming meetup - link to Linkedin post -and we look forward to meeting you all on May 9th at BizDojo - Ponsonby!

And yes.. for those of you who noticed a change.. we made a slight change to the name of the Cloud Native Auckland Meetup, and we are now "Cloud Native & Platform Engineering Auckland" You can find more information about the "why" on this post - Please feel free to like it, share it and/or comment to invite more people to join us!

See below the agenda:

4:30pm / Doors open + Networking + Pizzas & drinks + Team photo!

5:15pm / [Chris Mazur] - Welcome & community updates

5:25pm / [Ahmed Muhi] - Cilium in Action: Strengthening AKS with Powerful Network Management (1)

5:55pm / [Thom Toogood] - Hyper-efficient serverless on Kubernetes, powered by WebAssembly (2)

6:25pm / 1 Lightning talk (TBC)

6:30pm / Close up & networking

7:00-7:15pm / Event ends.

7:30pm - After party in a nearby bar ;)

Talk 1:

Ahmed Muhi (

In this talk Ahmed will be focusing on how Cilium can help developers and IT professionals simplify network management and enhance security in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters.

The talk will cover Kubernetes networking basics, an introduction to Cilium, and how it simplifies AKS network management. Ahmed will also delve into the importance of network security and demonstrate Cilium's network policy enforcement capabilities through a live demo or code walk through.

Talk 2:

Thom Toogood (

SpinKube is an open source project that streamlines developing, deploying and operating WebAssembly workloads in Kubernetes - resulting in delivering smaller, more portable applications and incredible compute performance benefits.

As always.. thanks to Control Plane, Tetrate, CNCF and Cloud Native Summit for supporting this community initiative.

We look forward to seeing you there to learn, connect and support the community!


  • Ahmed Muhi

  • Chris Mazur

  • Thom Toogood



Thursday, May 9, 2024
4:30 AM – 7:15 AM UTC


  • Chris Mazur


  • Chris Mazur

    Founder Cloud Native Summit


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