Securing secrets in a container world / Efficient service communication w/ gRPC

Cloud Native Berlin

Mar 21, 2018, 5:30 – 8:15 PM

In-person event

About this event

• What we'll do
We're happy to welcome two presenters (Liz Rice and Petra Bierleutgeb) that are in town for the microxchg conference. The talks will cover two important topics of Cloud Native infrastructures; managing secrets and inter-services communication.

Petra will first take a look at service communication via gRPC and Liz will walk us through how to secure secrets when using containers.

We look forward to seeing everyone for an evening of cloud-native insight.

Snacks & drinks will be provided.



[18:30- 19:00] Arrive and mingle

[19:00 - 19:45] Petra Bierleutgeb, "Efficient service communication with gRPC"

[20:00 - 20:45] Liz Rice, "'Your secret's safe with me' – on managing secrets in containers"

[20:45 - 21:15] Mingle time



"Efficient service communication with gRPC", Petra Bierleutgeb

Abstract: gRPC is a modern, high-performance, open-source RPC framework focused on the requirements of connecting polyglot services in microservice-oriented systems. In this talk we will take a closer look at gRPC and its concepts and we will explore how its support of HTTP/2, protocol buffers, type-safety and other goodies make it an attractive alternative to traditional REST/JSON based service communication.

"'Your secret's safe with me' – on managing secrets in containers", Liz Rice

Abstract: TBA



Liz Rice (Twitter: @lizrice): Liz Rice is the Technology Evangelist with container security specialists Aqua Security, and also works on container-related open source projects including manifesto and kube-bench. She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London.

Petra Bierleutgeb (Twitter: @pbvie): Petra Bierleutgeb is an independent software engineer and consultant living in Munich. She is a Scala enthusiast and interested in FP, software architecture and infrastructure. She greatly enjoys rock climbing and from time to time she writes blog posts and speaks at conferences.

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• Important to know



Wednesday, March 21, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:15 PM UTC


  • Aleksandra Nadolski



  • Benazir Khan


    Event and Community Coordinator