October Kubernetes Meetup with Buffer and Deis

- View Map Kubernetes and Cloud Native New York
Wed, Oct 19, 2016, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Hi all! 

We're super excited to have two fantastic speakers at our October Meetup. As usual, free food and drinks will be provided for all attendees!


6:00 - 6:30pm: Social and networking

6:30 - 7:00pm: Dan Farrelly, Architect at Buffer

7:00 - 8:00pm: Gabriel Monroy, CTO of Deis

Presentation 1: Using Kubernetes in Production at Buffer

Buffer’s fully distributed engineering team is spread across 10 timezones, which can make it challenging to enact sweeping change like moving from a monolithic codebase to microservices. Our remote team had been struggling to scale our development process as we’ve grown. A couple of years ago, our team rallied around the idea that we would ship code the minute it is better than what is in production. 

With a single monolithic application and a growing engineering team, this became a bottle neck and deploying our tightly coupled app started to create new challenges and problems. We needed a new way for each part of our application to deployed independently and quickly. Kubernetes was the missing piece that has allowed us to stay true to our engineering culture, empowering out team of engineers to move fast while also having a resilient and stable application infrastructure. This talk hopes to illustrate our journey and how Kubernetes has enabled our infrastructure to reflect our organization itself; a distributed group of autonomous people aiming to work together while not getting in each other’s way.


Dan Farrelly (@djfarrelly) is an Architect at Buffer, a social media management software company. He is leading up the company's efforts to move to a service oriented architecture, replacing a monolithic PHP application with lots of Node and PHP microservices using Docker and Kubernetes. Previously, he worked as a full stack developer at Buffer and a front-end developer at Slated. He also is building Timezone.io as a side project to help distributed teams make sense of timezones.

Presentation 2: Steward, the Kubernetes-Native Service Broker

No application is an island.  Most applications interact with a diverse services, not all of which run on a Kubernetes cluster.  How do you manage access to both on and off cluster resources? Join Gabe Monroy, CTO of Deis, for a discussion about service catalogs, explicit service bindings, and how they can help you rationalize heterogeneous computing environments.  We will end with a demo of an early prototype of Steward, the Kubernetes-Native Service Broker.


Gabriel Monroy (@gabrtv) is the CTO and creator of Deis.  As an early contributor to Docker and Kubernetes, Gabriel has deep experience with containers in production and frequently advises organizations on PaaS, distributed systems, and cloud-native architectures. Gabriel speaks regularly at industry events including KubeCon, Dockercon, CoreOS Fest, Tectonic Summit, and QCon.


Wednesday, Oct 19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)