Welcome to our fourth 'East Bay Cloud Native' meetup!
6:00: Grab a seat. Have some food and drinks and network.
6:30: Talk 1 - AWS AppSync: The Rise of GraphQL as an API Front End (Stephen Johnson)
7:30: Talk 2 - Managing microservices identities with SPIFFE/SPIRE, a CNCF project (Madhukesh Wali)
8:30: More networking until 9:00pm.
Talk 1 Description: This presentation will cover the basics of GraphQL, and the AWS Service implementation, AppSync. We will walk through use cases, tradeoffs (between Graph QL and REST), and a basic implementation using AWS AppSync and Amplify.
Speaker Bio: Stephen Johnson is a Principal Solution Architect at AWS specializing in Mobile and Digital User Engagement. He has worked at Amazon for 5 years, starting as an SA for the Amazon Appstore. He works with the Mobile and DUE services such as Amplify, AppSync, and Pinpoint. He lives in Orange County with his family and enjoys riding motorcycles and repairing 80’s era Arcade machines.
Talk 2 Description: Being able to securely identify microservices/workloads is a prerequisite to securing communication between them. SPIFFE defines a set of standards for identifying and securing communications between workloads running in heterogeneous platforms. SPIRE is a reference implementation of SPIFFE and provides a framework to manage workload identities.
Speaker Bio: Madhukesh Wali is a Principal Software Engineer @Scytale Inc. He is currently working on a CNCF project SPIFFE the standard and SPIRE the reference implementation.
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