Navigating the service mesh ecosystem + A Developer-first Approach to Kubernetes - N/A Boulder, 80302 Boulder
Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 5:15 PM (MDT)

About this event

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to meet-up in person but until then, let's continue learning about K8s and cloud native tech! Join us this month for our first virtual meet-up! Hope you can join us for 2 presentations – "Navigating the service mesh ecosystem" with Phillip Gibson (Microsoft Azure) + "A Developer-first Approach to Kubernetes" with Manish Vachharajani (Unbounded Systems).

Aspen Mesh will be sponsoring Grubhub giftcards for dinner. We will share a link during the meeting for you to share your email address if you would like to receive a $20 Grubhub gift card via email.


[05:15 - 06:00 PM] “Navigating the service mesh ecosystem” with Phillip Gibson (Microsoft Azure)

When Kubernetes container orchestration meets a modern microservices architecture, this inevitably increases needs related to traffic management, observability, access control, and much more. The service mesh pattern for these needs is implemented numerous ways across the ecosystem, and Microsoft has been active in the CNCF Service Mesh Interface (SMI) community, helping define the specification for standard service mesh APIs that vendors can implement to ensure plugins work on many meshes and allow customer choice of mesh provider. Microsoft has launched a new open source project, Open Service Mesh (OSM), which is a lightweight and extensible Envoy-based service mesh that implements the SMI APIs and runs on Kubernetes. 

BIO: Phillip Gibson is a Senior Technical Program Manager at Microsoft for the Azure Compute Upstream team. Phill’s role specializing in advancing and supporting the Upstream team’s security related projects surrounding the Kubernetes project and container technologies. A veteran of Microsoft for over 12 years, Phill joined Microsoft in 2008 and has possessed numerous roles in the services and sales organizations before joining the product group. Over his tenure at Microsoft, Phill has had the opportunity to assist many customers with Microsoft’s vision and technologies, as well as being a presenter to several internal and external conferences such as MS Ready and Microsoft Ignite. When not learning the next big tech thing, hacking code, or building systems, Phill involves himself in several technology and coding mentoring programs targeting minorities and the under-served student communities in the Atlanta area, as well as having a relentless pursuit of mastering the art of smoke barbecue. 

[06:00 - 06:30 PM] "A Developer-first Approach to Kubernetes" with Manish Vachharajani (Unbounded Systems)

Developer-centric tools and technologies, like Netlify, Heroku, or Vercer (formerly Zeit) offer an incredible developer experience (DX), but they force developers into a simplistic one-size fits all approach with no visibility into infrastructure for debugging and performance tuning. On the other hand Kubernetes offers a rich operational experience, with fully customizable deployment, sophisticated monitoring, and visibility into all layers of the system if need be.

This talk looks at Adapt.js, a promising new tool designed to give developers a world class DX while allowing *developers* to customize their infrastructure for local development, testing, CI, and even production using technologies they already understand. When combined with Kubernetes as a deployment target, it lets developers build what they need, while allowing platform teams to build in the security, availability monitoring, and other features needed for a world class production environment.

BIO: Manish is currently Founder at Unbounded Systems, a startup working to provide a best-in-class developer experience for cloud-based software, yet still preserve the flexibility and customizability of rolling your own infrastructure. Prior to Unbounded, Manish was a founder at LineRate Systems, a high-performance software-networking startup (sold to F5 in 2013), which in turn was based on research he and his lab did at the University of Colorado.


Wednesday, Sep 23
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (MDT)

N/A Boulder80302