K8s Meetup cross-event: Linkerd deep dive + Security w/ GitOps + CI/CD tool talk


Feb 15, 2023, 11:00 PM – Feb 16, 2023, 1:30 AM

In-person event

Joint meeting with Boston K8s Meetup to make Boston-area engineers generally aware of both the CNCF chapter and local K8s and DevOps meetups.

About this event

Meetup event link

Meetup event: https://www.meetup.com/boston-kubernetes-meetup/events/289771186/

(If you're already going to this Meetup event, please don't RSVP twice....)


We're kicking off 2023 with THREE industry experts, each of whom have hands-on, real-world experience to share. Plus there's networking, community updates, and free food/beers.

Thanks DELL for sponsoring food and beers. You just RSVP so I get an accurate headcount.


  • 6:00 pm: Welcome / snacks / drinks / who's hiring?
  • 6:10 pm: Talk #1: Authorization as an App with GitOps, w Ryan Wallner
  • 7:00 pm: Talk #2: Linkerd updates, w Flynn
  • 7:50 pm: Talk #3: CD-as-a-Service, w Dan Peach
  • 8:30 pm: Finish (or stick around to chat)

Speakers & topics

Ryan Wallner is a host of the podcast Kubernetes Bytes, as well as a CNS and K8s enthusiast, husband, dad of fearless daughter, ADV moto, hiker, mountain biker and connoisseur of noodles. Ryan works as a Lead Developer Advocate at Dell.

Resources external to Kubernetes (such as storage) can be cumbersome to secure, however using paradigms such as GitOps for security models can have a multitude of benefits. For instance, GitOps can be used to continually ensure their tenants and Kubernetes clusters have the right authorization processes in place.

Flynn is a technical evangelist at Buoyant, where he works on spreading the good word about Linkerd - the graduated CNCF service mesh that makes the fundamental tools for software security and reliability freely available to every engineer - and about Kubernetes and cloud-native development in general. Flynn is also the original author of the Emissary-ingress API gateway, itself a CNCF project.

Flynn presented a resiliency demo with Linkerd at KubeCon 2022 and can share this with us in person. You can follow along on your laptop and/or run this demo independently.

Dan Peach is a tech lead at Armory, developing CD-as-a-Service.

Dan's looking for feedback on a new tool that he is developing, so you'll be among the first to see it. He has a demo and technical lessons learned to share with us.

Hybrid/Remote option

Sorry, this event is in-person only, so please join us in Boston!



February 15 – 16, 2023
11:00 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


  • Michael O'Leary


    Solution Architect

  • Isabella Langan


    Chapter organizer