May Meetup

Cloud Native Madison

May 2, 2019 at 10:30 PM UTC – May 3, 2019 at 1:00 AM UTC

In-person event

About this event

Happy Hour Deck Party
5:30-6:30 PM
Presented by ARMS Business Solutions and Centare
Beer and wine along with non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, in addition to a burger bar (including vegetarian options) from Red Robin.

Live stream starts at 6:30PM Central here:

Agenda -
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.

6:40-7:00: First Speaker
Title: Open Policy Agent, A Brief Intro
Speaker: Brad Pinter
Summary: A brief introduction to Open Policy Agent, an extensible framework providing policy control in cloud native environments. The speaker will demonstrate how OPA can be used in conjunction with the Kubernetes admission webhook controller to enforce policy on client requests against the the Kubernetes API server.

7:00-7:20: Break

7:20-7:50: Second Speaker
Title: Building Cloud Native ASP.NET Core Applications
Speaker: Dustin Ewers
Summary: There's no shortage of digital ink spilled on what the cloud can do for you. Instead of hitching your wagon to a specific provider, why not build your apps so they can work in nearly any cloud, including your own data center?

In this talk, you're going to learn how to build cloud native ASP.NET Core applications. You'll learn how to design ASP.NET Core apps that work well in cloud environments. You'll also learn how to use Docker and Kubernetes to host your apps on whatever cloud you want. By the end of this talk, you'll be ready to build ASP.NET apps that can run anywhere.



May 2 – 3, 2019
10:30 PM – 1:00 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