Boston Kubernetes Meetup #13

CarGurus - 2 Canal Park Cambridge - View Map Cambridge
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

For Meetup number 13 we'll be checking out CarGurus' space in Cambridge!

Pizza, Wine and Beer will be provided!


6:00 pm - 6:20 pm - Eat, Drink, Mingle

6:20 pm - 6:25 pm - Intro

6:25 pm - 6:55 pm - The CarGurus Road Trip to Kubernetes - Charles Essen & Nurus Chowdhury - CarGurus
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Sysdig: Observability and security for Kubernetes via native and open-source technologies - Rich Schofield - Sysdig

7:35 pm - 8:05 pm - Open Discussion - Kubernetes A to Z: Post Kubecon Edition


The CarGurus Road Trip to Kubernetes

CarGurus, like many other high-growth companies, had to make tough decisions leading to weirdly-large dimensions of tech debt. Learn how they are tackling migrating a java-based, resource-inefficient dev environment, to a scalable and resilient, Kubernetes-powered platform-as-a-service.

Charles Essien is an engineer at heart who believes leadership is needed at all levels in a successful organization. Most recently an SRE for CarGurus, Charles has a strong focus making production systems more resilient. When he's not helping improve (read: breaking, and of course fixing) CarGurus' systems, you'll find Charles hacking together go code or tinkering on a side project.

Nurus Chowdhury is an engineer on the Platform Build and Delivery team at CarGurus. His main focus is operating and building a platform on top of kubernetes to help with adoption through a great developer experience.


Sysdig: Observability and security for Kubernetes via native and open-source technologies

At Sysdig, we are building a Kubernetes based Secure DevOps Platform that converges security and compliance with performance and capacity monitoring. Sysdig has its roots in Wireshark, but leverages kernel system calls to get deeper visibility in a Kubernetes environment than packets alone can provide. This same approach powers the open source Linux sysdig tool as well as CNCF falco, a container runtime security tool that originated at Sysdig. This talk will show how Sysdig’s unique instrumentation approach provides Kubernetes observability across the realms of reliability, performance, security and compliance.

Rich Schofield is a Sysdig solution engineer based in Boston. Rich has over 25 years experience in IT Operations at companies large and small, including HPE, Opsware and BBN. Over the past 5 years he has focused on Cloud, DevOps, and container technologies.


Tuesday, Dec 10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)


2 Canal Park Cambridge