Cloud Native London, September 2018

CodeNode - 10 South Place, EC2M 2RB London - View Map Cloud Native London
Tue, Sep 4, 2018, 6:30 PM (BST)

About this event

Hi folks!

Autumn is officially here and we're kicking off with our September Cloud Native London meetup. We've got free food, drink, networking, and most importantly, we're looking forward to some very interesting talks!

Don't forget you need to sign up directly with the venue too:

6:30 Food and drink
7:00 Kick off
7:15 Switching Horses Midstream: The Challenges of Migrating 150+ Microservices to Kubernetes
7:45 Where's the value in Cloud Native?
8:15 Break
8:30 Runtime Security for Cloud Native Platforms
9:00 Wrap up and pub

It's going to be a great evening!

Cheryl (@oicheryl)
Switching Horses Midstream: The Challenges of Migrating 150+ Microservices to Kubernetes (Sarah Wells, Financial Times)
The FT’s content platform team put our first containers live in mid-2015 and migrated the rest of our services over by April 2016. We weren't using Kubernetes but in late 2016, we decided we wanted to benefit from the work other people were doing and switched over to Kubernetes. We had 150+ microservices and needed to keep the existing platform running in parallel. I'm going to talk about this migration and the challenges we faced.

Sarah Wells is Technical Director for Operations & Reliability at the Financial Times. A developer for 15 years, leading delivery teams across consultancy, financial services and media, recently I developed a deep interest in operability, observability and devops. In 2018, this led to me taking my current role. Before that, I led work on building a semantic publishing platform, making it easy to access all the FT’s published content via APIs in a common and flexible format. That project focused on Go, microservices, containerisation, and influencing teams. Find Sarah on twitter: @sarahjwells

Where's the value in Cloud Native? High value cloud native practices, and how to sell them to your boss (Zenon Hannick and Billie Thompson, Armakuni)
Whether you're a developer or a manager we will give you a framework to decide which cloud native practices you should adopt today. We explain the practicalities of implementing three high value cloud native practices, both from an implementation perspective, and the perspective of someone having to sell them to the wider organisation.

Billie Thompson has been working with Cloud Native practices for the past 5 years across public and private sector organisations, bringing experience of using these techniques at multiple organisations.
Zenon Hannick delivered the first Cloud Native project for Comic Relief and later as CTO drove the technology transformation across the wider organisation; he brings insight on how to sell this approach to senior management and ensure it's successful adoption throughout your organisation.

Runtime Security for Cloud Native Platforms (Michael Ducy, Sysdig)
Host intrusion detection (HID) has been around for some time. In this talk, we’ll present Falco - an open source project for runtime security - and discuss how it provides application and container runtime security. We will show how Falco taps Linux system calls to provide low level insight into application behavior, and how to write Falco rules to detect abnormal behavior. We’ll show how to collect and aggregate activity in a Cloud Native environment using and EFK stack (Elasticsearch, Fluentd, Kibana). Finally we'll show how Falco can trigger notifications to stop abnormal behavior, notify humans, and isolate the compromised application for forensics.

Michael Ducy works as Director of Community for Sysdig, responsible for growing the Sysdig open source communities. Previously, Michael held a variety of roles at Chef leveraging Chef’s open source and paid solutions, and implementing the ideas and practices of DevOps. Michael has also worked in roles including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering. He holds an MPCS and an MBA.


Tuesday, Sep 4
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (BST)


10 South Place, EC2M 2RB London


  • Eunice Hung

    Eunice Hung

    EHCO Services Limited

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