Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong & Multi-cluster deployments with Helm


Sep 4, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

In-person event

About this event


Join us at the upcoming Meetup to hear good talks and discuss the new topics with us. This time Thijs Schreijer from Kong Inc will talk about Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong and Ben Tyler from Booking.com will talk about Multi-cluster canary or blue-green deployments with Helm.


18:00 - 19:00 Networking
19:00 - 19:30 Thijs talk
19:30 - 20:00 Bens talk
20:00 - 21:00 Networking

Drinks and food served starting from 6pm onwards until the end.


Thijs Schreijer, Kong Inc.

Thijs Schreijer, will speak about the Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong, recently released. The presentation will include a demo of the Ingress Controller and other features of the new releases.


Ben Tyler, Booking.com

Shipper: Multi-cluster canary or blue-green deployments with Helm

Every fast-moving company needs to find a way to innovate without constantly taking the site down. At Booking, we’ve traditionally relied heavily on multi-step canary rollouts to enable a high pace of change with acceptable levels of safety.
However, when we started building our Kubernetes platform, we found that the solutions for scriptable canary rollouts were not very strong: Spinnaker was in the middle of re-writing its Kubernetes integration, Jenkins X wasn’t a thing yet, and Istio was pre-alpha.
Worse than that, none of those solutions allowed us to gracefully deploy applications to multiple clusters. Sure, we can run `kubectl` in a for loop, but the whole reason we’re using Kubernetes is to have self-healing, convergent systems. Federation is getting there, but they’re solving a much harder problem. We needed _just enough_ multi-cluster.
To answer this, we built Shipper, a set of controllers that implement multi-cluster customisable rollouts (blue green, canary, or anything else) based on Helm charts. In this talk I’ll discuss the system, how it works, and our plans for open sourcing.

See you there!



Tuesday, September 4, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


  • Alessandro Vozza


    Lead Organizer

  • William Rizzo


    Lead Architect - Professional Services