Q3 Summer Meetup 2019: K8s and Cloud Native Toronto


Aug 27, 2019, 10:00 PM – Aug 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

🎉Kubernetes - 5!!! Knative - 1 year birthday party jam🎉

Summer is back and we’re excited to celebrate Kubernetes' birthday with the Canadian Cloud Native Community. Let's enjoy some cupcakes and great talks on Istio Service Mesh and Kubernetes as research platform.

18:00 - 18:15 Sign-in
18:15 - 19:00 "Spawning Salmon with Kubernetes" or "Kubernetes, the next research platform?" by Lindsey Tulloch (Red Hat)
19:00 - 19.40 API Gateways and Service Mesh for K8s the Easy Way + User Story of adoption by Scott Cranton of SOLO.io and Felix Roberge of D-Teck

🙏 Special thanks to Connected.io for providing us with a venue🙏
🙏 Also pizza 🍕and refreshments🥂
Thanks to CloudOps for the cupcakes🧁


Lindsey Tulloch

"Spawning Salmon with Kubernetes" or "Kubernetes, the next research platform?)"

In this talk, Lindsey will discuss some difficulties faced by academic institutions and how Kubernetes offers an extensible solution to support the future of research. They will present a selection of projects currently benefiting from Kubernetes enabled tools, like Argo, Kubeflow, and kube-batch. These workflows will be demonstrated using specific examples from two large research institutions: Compute Canada, Canada’s national computation research consortium and the University of Michigan, one of the largest public Universities in the United States.


Scott Cranton from solo.io+ Felix Roberge from D-Teck

API Gateways and Service Mesh for Kubernetes the Easy Way plus a Case Study from D-Teck Solutions

"SOLO.IO Portion
Kubernetes users need to allow traffic to flow from and to the cluster and the workloads today are diverse from micro services, to legacy monoliths to serverless functions. Treating the application traffic separately from the business logic allows presents new possibilities in how service to service traffic is served, controlled and observed — and provides a transition to application networking architectures like Service Mesh.

In this talk we will show how we leveraged Envoy Proxy and Kubernetes to build and operationalize Gloo Gateway, a multipurpose yet lightweight gateway for APIs, Knative serving and Kubernetes Ingress that seamlessly integrates to Service Mesh with the Service Mesh Hub - a mesh agnostic dashboard for installing and operating meshes. We will cover how the pluggable and extensible architecture of both Gloo and Service Mesh Hub make it easy to use and easy to build to for your Kubernetes based applications. Demos included for to show how to work with Gloo and Service Mesh Hub for Kubernetes and Istio environments

D-Teck is a HR tech startup that leads the science of psychometric assessments and making them universally accessible through their software platform to help businesses make better, more informed HR decisions. One year ago, we approached building our software platform and had the opportunity to evaluate the latest open source technology available. A year ago D-Teck started on a journey to build the software platform from the ground up using the latest in cloud-native and open source technologies. This talk will cover the multiple phases of their journey to production with Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Gloo, Helm, Terraform, gRPC and more with lessons learned and adjustments along made along the way.



August 27 – 28, 2019
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC





  • Jason Hadi



  • Michael Foster

    Red Hat


  • Dima Kassab


  • Marino Wijay

    Developer Advocate

  • Fahmy Kadiri