KuberTENes Birthday Bash(Boston)


Jun 11, 10:00 PM – Jun 12, 12:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

This time each of our 3 speakers has come from within our local membership of Kubernauts! And we have a reason to celebrate - Kubernetes turns 10 this June!

This time we have Tigera sponsoring food and bev - thank you!!

A couple rules we gotta abide by this time:

We need to close RSVP's 48 hrs before the event. So please only RSVP if you can make it. Don't forget - we need your full name in your Meetup handle (or send me your full name, for building check in).

Please don't be late! Since we need to be escorted in the building, we're not able to return for latecomers once we've kicked off. Be on time, please and thanks!



6:00 pm: food / drinks / networking

6:20 pm: Talk #1: Gateway API with Spencer Bischof

7:00 pm: Who is hiring? Who is looking?

7:10 pm: Talk #2: Cluster API with Evan Johnson

7:50 pm: Talk #3: OTel with Dipanjan Haldar

8:30 pm: Finish


Speakers & topics

1. Gateway API with Spencer Bischof, Product Manager at Google

This will not be the first time we've covered the Gateway API in this group, but as it rolls out as the successor to the Ingress API, you'll need to plan for a one-time migration of your Ingress resources.

Spencer has been interested in engineering since 1998. His mother came home with a computer and father with materials for a woodworking project. Both asked if he'd be willing to help and that's the start to this story. These days, Spencer studies everything from Science(s) to Philosophies, Economics to Religion(s), various Technologies to Relationships and History to Climate change.

2. Introduction to Cluster API with Evan Johnson, Snr Lead Software Engineer at Akamai

An introduction to managing Kubernetes, with Kubernetes leveraging the Cluster API project.

Evan is a a senior lead software engineer at Akamai within the Linode Cloud native org.

3. Unveiling the Power of OpenTelemetry for Enhanced Observability in Microservice Development with Dipanjan Haldar, Principal Engineer

Join us for a dynamic exploration of leveraging OpenTelemetry for observability in software microservice development, illuminating the path to enhanced monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities across distributed systems. In this session we will see how OpenTelemetry empowers developers to gain valuable insights into applications thus empowering them in building resilient software systems.

Dipanjan primarily focuses on the design and development of scalable and reliable software solutions and leading software development teams. He has over 15+ years of experience in full-stack development using Java, SpringBoot, Apache Kafka, and React, as well as containerizing microservices using Docker and deploying them on public cloud platforms such as AWS and Oracle Cloud using Kubernetes and Helm charts.


About Our Sponsor

Tigera provides secure networking and comprehensive protection for containers and Kubernetes, and is the creator and maintainer of Calico Open Source, the most widely used container networking and security solution.

Hybrid/Remote option

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



June 11 – 12, 2024
10:00 PM – 12:30 AM UTC


  • Michael O'Leary


    Solution Architect

  • Isabella Langan


    Chapter organizer