Microservices Meetup - Feb 2015

- View Map San Jose
Wed, Feb 18, 2015, 6:00 PM (PST)

About this event

Two great talks in one event! Shobana will present best practices on managing service oriented applications in a startup, and Trevor will demonstrate Kubernetes on Openstack.


6:00 - 6:30: Networking and refreshments

6:30 - 6:45: Announcements

6:45 - 7:45: Managing services in a lean startup

7:45 - 8:30: Orchestrating Docker Containers with Google Kubernetes on OpenStack


• Park in the garage (entrance on Woz Way - see map) and CipherCloud will validate the parking 

• The building entrance will be locked at 6:00 PM. We will have someone waiting downstairs, to let folks in between 6:00 - 6:30 PM.

Managing services in a lean startup - Shobana Radhakrishnan

Mindflash exposes API services to over a 1000 corporate customers and also integrates with several third-party services such as Zuora, Salesforce, KISSMetrics, Yammer to name a few.

In this talk, I will share details about best practices we adopted in implementing these API integrations with a lean startup like Mindflash, and also share some examples of how we manage changes related to services, and enable our systems to recover quickly and gracefully in case of failures. I will also walk through our approach to deciding when to leverage an existing service versus implementing one and how to choose a third party service provider among many alternatives. 

I will be sharing specific examples from our experience including mistakes we made and learnt from.This talk also includes a walk through of our shared support and data transparency model where all cross-functional team members have access to all information about system and third-party interface health, customer escalation pattern and all our analytic data to facilitate quick reaction when there is a component or interface failure.

About Shobana:

Shobana Radhakrishnan is responsible for technology and engineering execution at Mindflash Technologies Inc, a cloud-hosted Learning Management System, where she is Vice President of Engineering. Prior to this, she led the development of high scale cloud-based systems enabling personalization at Netflix. She has also played various engineering leadership roles at Yahoo, Symantec and Excite@Home. She is an active industry speaker and has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Orchestrating Docker Containers with Google Kubernetes - Trevor Roberts Jr

Google Kubernetes plus Docker is a great solution for application deployment at scale. OpenStack is a popular cloud management platform, and it can be used to quickly provision the infrastructure that your containerized applications will run on. Why not combine these technologies together?This talk will feature the following technologies: Kubernetes, Docker, CoreOS, and OpenStack.  We will start with a brief high-level discussion of the technologies involved and the solution architecture, which will be followed by a demo that shows how quickly Kubernetes can be stood up to begin deploying your applications.

About Trevor:

Trevor Roberts Jr is a Compute Engineer for Cisco where he helps design and implement the company's OpenStack cloud. He is also the lead author for the upcoming VMware Press title, "DevOps for VMware Administrators."  In his spare time, Trevor enjoys sharing his insights on data center technologies at http://www.VMTrooper.com and via his Twitter handle @VMTrooper


Wednesday, Feb 18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)