March 2024 - Kubernetes Abstractions and managing infrastructure with AI-powered worksheets


Mar 20, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

In-person event

About this event


6:00pm - Food and drink

6:30pm - The Art of Kubernetes Abstractions: 3 Options for Platform Engineers (Antoine Dao, Natwest Boxed)

7:15pm - Break

7:30pm - Infrastructure as Worksheet (iAWS) (Damanjet Singh)

8:15pm - Wrap up, social

Talk Details

· The Art of Kubernetes Abstractions: 3 Options for Platform Engineers (Antoine Dao, Natwest Boxed)

Kubernetes, known for its flexibility and robustness, offers a myriad of features that can be overwhelming to manage. To simplify this complexity, Kubernetes allows the creation of abstractions via Custom Resources, making it easier for developers to interact with the platform.

This presentation will delve into three different methodologies for creating these abstractions - Operator Pattern, Kyverno Generate Policies, and Crossplane - each with their own unique benefits and drawbacks. We will take the example of Kubernetes Jobs that run SQL queries that we want to abstract to improve efficiency, reduce errors, and streamline workflows; enabling Platform Engineers to provide a more user-friendly experience.

This comparative analysis aims to provide insights into choosing the most suitable abstraction method based on specific use cases and requirements. Join us as we demystify Kubernetes abstractions and guide you in making informed decisions that can significantly impact your team's productivity and the overall success of your projects.

· Infrastructure as Worksheet (iAWS) (Damanjet Singh)

Infrastructure as Worksheet" revolutionizes multi-cloud management by integrating cloud-first and cloud-native principles with OpenAI's advanced AI capabilities.

This project simplifies the complexities of cloud reporting into a user-friendly, worksheet-like interface, enabling seamless integration and efficient management of cloud resources. It ensures scalability, resilience, and agility in cloud resource management, catering to the modern digital ecosystem's demands. A standout feature is its flexibility to export data in any format, providing IT professionals with the power to easily transform complex cloud data into actionable insights.

Supported by OpenAI, the project enhances operational efficiency, offers predictive analytics, and facilitates smarter decision-making processes. "Infrastructure as Worksheet" is a testament to leveraging cutting-edge technology for simplifying and optimizing cloud management, marking a significant advancement in how organizations interact with their cloud environments.



Wednesday, March 20, 2024
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


  • Nick Jones


    Head of Engineering


  • Nick Jones


    Consulting Engineer

  • Matt Jarvis


    Senior Developer Advocate

  • Adrian Mouat


    Chief Scientist

  • Danny Abukalam



  • Alex Ouzounis


    Executive Director