Kubernetes and Wasm - Better Together

Kubernetes Austin

Nov 2, 2023, 10:30 PM – Nov 3, 2023, 1:00 AM

Hybrid event

About this event

As we get some cooler weather in Austin, things are heating up in cloud native! We have two talks for y'all, and food and drinks will be provided by open-appsec - an ML-based WAF providing pre-emptive web app & API threat protection.

Special guest Liam Randall, CNCF wasmCloud co-founder, Liam is a serial open-source founder and has built companies around Bro/Zeek, Kubernetes, OS Query, Cloud Custodian, and now WebAssembly

Getting to the Event

We are on the 16th floor of the Omi Hotel. Capital Factory can not validate parking. Street parking will be the cheapest option, but you may park at the Omni for $3.25 per 20 minutes. More information on parking here: https://www.capitalfactory.com/parking/

Speakers & Topics

1. Kubernetes & Wasm - Better Together, with Liam Randall, founder of Cosmonic

In this interactive demonstration, CNCF wasmCloud co-founder updates us on the Kubernetes and wasm collaboration story. How they integrate, what they do well, and how you an leverage both of these technologies to deliver software faster in your organization today.

2. ML-based Web app security for Kubernetes, adding open-appsec to your NGINX Ingress Controller, Chad Crowell CNCF Ambassador

In this tutorial, Chad will show how to protect your workloads on Kubernetes by employing a SQL injection attack on a vulnerable running app and then deploying open-appsec to Kubernetes to protect the app. Open-appsec WAF can be deployed as an add-on to Kubernetes ingress. open-appsec builds on machine learning to provide pre-emptive web app & API threat protection against OWASP-Top-10 and zero-day attacks. 


We'll be giving away the book "Acing the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam" to 3 lucky winners! Make sure you get your ticket from one of the meeting organizers when you get here!


  • Liam Randall


    Founder, CEO

  • Chad Crowell


    Kubernetes SME



November 2 – 3, 2023
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Chris Aniszczyk

    Linux Foundation (CNCF)


  • James Angel

    Kubernetes Austin

  • Chad Crowell


    Kubernetes SME

  • Rafael Brito


    Staff Engineer at StormForge