July Meetup

Cloud Native Madison

July 10, 2019 at 10:30 PM UTC – July 11, 2019 at 12:30 AM UTC

In-person event

About this event

This event is sponsored by The QTI Group and American Family Insurance.

We continue to take the show on the road to our new downtown location, The QTI Group at 1010 E Washington Ave. More details on the specific room to follow.

Agenda -
5:30-6:30: Happy hour (Soda/Beer/Wine), food and networking

6:30-6:40: Group Update, This Month in Cloud Native
We'll briefly share the results of last month's survey and our plans for next month. Then we'll quickly recap interesting Cloud Native news from the last month.

6:40-7:10: First Speaker
Title: Our Journey to running Vault in Production
Speaker: Nic Grayson
Summary: Hashicorp Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets, such as API keys, passwords, and certificates. Come to learn some fundamental Vault concepts, learn how to setup and configure Vault, and see it in action.

7:10-7:30: Break

7:30-7:50: Second Speaker
Title: Aspect-Oriented Deployments with Kubernetes
Speaker: Gordon Myers
Summary: Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) is a technique wherein you add functionality that cuts across service boundaries by decorating your code with annotations. On a similar vein, there are techniques to adding real functionality to K8S pods using only annotations. See an example of how we inject secrets from Vault into pods using only a single annotation on the pods, and learn the underlying techniques used to empower you to do so much more with Kubernetes annotations.



July 10 – 11, 2019
10:30 PM – 12:30 AM UTC

Venue map


  • Shawn McGuire


    Senior Engineer

  • Kurt Roekle


    Solutions Architect at Styra

  • Steve Lowery


    Senior Staff Engineer at Zendesk

  • Branden Timm


    Principal Engineer at Zendesk