A Briefer History of Argo Project from the Founding Engineers

Cloud Native @Scale
Tue, Jan 25, 2022, 10:00 AM (PST)

About this event

Argo is a popular open-source project that helps engineers unleash the full power of Kubernetes and significantly increase productivity. The project consists of four main products that focus on various use cases and together comprise a powerful application delivery platform.

The project was not created overnight. The team behind Argo encountered multiple challenges while running Kubernetes for large enterprise companies. We will share which unsolved use cases lead to the creation of each Argo component, the various decisions we’ve made to share the project into its current form, and our vision of the future of the project.

Argo CD is a product that we created at Intuit and aims to solve a verysolve very an ambitious goal: provide GitOps functions as a service to the whole company. We will present design decisions we've made to reliably serve five thousand engineers. The talk will cover Argo CD scalability and performance tweaks, monitoring and alerting as well as disaster recovery story.

The Argo Landscape with Intuit and Akuity

📅 Date: Tuesday, January 25th, 2021

📍 Time: 10 am PST to 11:30 am PST (1:00 - 2:30 pm EST)


🔶 Alexander Matyushentsev, Principal Software Engineer at Intuit

Alexander is a software engineer with over a decade of software development experience. He is an enthusiast of continuous integration, agile environments, and a huge open-source believer. Core contributor and maintainer of http://argoproj.io/ projects.

🔶 Hong Wang, Founder & CEO of Akuity

Hong Wang is a founding member of the Argo Project. Prior to founding Akuity, Hong was the Argo team manager at Intuit and built the control plane used to manage hundreds of Kubernetes clusters and thousands of namespaces. Hong has extensive experience in distributed system projects ranging from storage to cloud infrastructure at Springpath, Cisco, and Yahoo. Hong received his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

🔶Host: Ryan Umstead, Vice President at BlackRock

Ryan is a Software Engineer/Site Reliability Engineer with specialization in distributed systems, containers, microservices, cloud technologies, automation, and software development.

🔶 Maintainer Update: Argo Updates

Henrik Blixt, Principal Product Manager - Open Source and Platform at Intuit

Henrik is an experienced Product Manager with a demonstrated history of building and shipping products with touch points across verticals. He is skilled in hybrid cloud infrastructure, containers, Oracle databases and infrastructure products and working across business units to build consensus. Henrik has strong product management professional with 20+ years of experience.