Ballerina, a Cloud Native Language & Observability w Elastic

Elastic - 350 N Orleans St #9000N Chicago - View Map Chicago Kubernetes
Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 6:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

Hello Chicago Kubernauts!

We're very excited to announce our September event!

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Massively disaggregated approaches like microservices, serverless, and APIs are becoming the norm for us all. The apps we will write increasingly depend upon these endpoints. Integration is the discipline of resilient communication between endpoints - It isn’t easy. Nuwan will introduce us to Ballerina - a compiled, type safe, concurrent programming language designed to make it simple to write microservices that integrate APIs.

Additionally, K8s introduces new challenges for the day-to-day tasks of managing application performance and gaining visibility into the underlying services. John Knoepfle will dive into insights from all three pillars of observability - logging, metrics and tracing. Covering popular solutions and auto-discovery.

Hope to see you there!

6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - Nuwan Bandara, WSO2
7:45 - 8:15 - John Knoepfle, Elastic
8:15 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up

Nuwan Bandara is an integrations and messaging architect based out of NYC. At WSO2, he works with enterprise customers and on R&D initiatives. He actively participates in open source software communities such as Apache software foundation (Apache-WS, Shindig), Wordpress, Joomla, Mozilla and GNOME at various levels.

John Knoepfle is a Solutions Architect at Elastic, based in Chicago. Prior to joining Elastic, he has worn many hats in the IT arena, at companies ranging from startups to large, global enterprises. John's experience includes application architecture and development, integration and distributed systems and even a stint in business development and strategy. Besides the Elastic Stack, his current technical interest is in microservices-based solutions.


Thursday, Sep 13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)


350 N Orleans St #9000N Chicago


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