K3s + Multicluster K8s: How a service mesh can/can’t help + Open Policy Agent

NiCHE Workspaces - Pearl Street - 944 Pearl St Boulder - View Map Boulder
Wed, Jul 10, 2019, 6:00 PM (MDT)

About this event

Join us in July for a three talks featuring "K3: Applying Kubernetes to workloads beyond the datacenter" with William Jimenez (Rancher) + "Multicluster Kubernetes: How a service mesh can and can’t help" with Andrew Jenkins (Aspen Mesh), and "The policy-driven Kubernetes cluster" with Luc Perkins (Cloud Native Computing Foundation).


[06:00 - 06:30 PM] Dinner/Drinks (provided by Rancher)

[06:30 - 07:00 PM] K3s: Applying Kubernetes to workloads beyond the datacenter

Kubernetes is typically implemented with the data center in mind, but are there other use cases that it could be applied? K3s is an open source project that aims to reduce the operating footprint of Kubernetes, opening up the possibility of things like edge, IoT, CI/CD and more.

BIO: William Jimenez is a curious systems engineer who enjoys solving problems with computers, software, and just about any complex system he can get his hands on. He enjoys helping others make sense of difficult problems. In his free time, he likes to tinker with amateur radio, cycle on the open road, and spend time with his family.

[07:00 - 07:15 PM] BREAK

[07:15 - 07:45 PM] Multicluster Kubernetes: How a service mesh can and can’t help

The Internet scaled to billions of devices by absorbing some painful lessons around abstraction and separation-of-concerns. We learned that a federation of autonomous systems organized with topologically-significant addresses was the way to converge in spite of varying availability, compatibility and performance. As we grow our Cloud Native infrastructure beyond running a few applications to thousands or more, will we need similar scalability-through-separation-of-concerns? Should you use a service mesh to join many different kubernetes clusters? Andrew will explore what exactly we might mean by “join” and what tradeoffs we are making.

Bio: Andrew Jenkins is the CTO at Aspen Mesh, where he’s building out an enterprise service mesh to help organizations take the burden out of managing microservices. A software and network architect for container environments like Kubernetes, Andrew has a history of technical leadership driving fast-moving teams toward tangible outcomes. His expertise includes software development in C++, JavaScript (Node.js), Python, C, Go, and Java. Andrew also has experience in software and hardware testing, FPGAs, and board design for space scientific instruments.

[07:45 - 08:15 PM] The policy-driven Kubernetes cluster

Abstract: An introduction to Open Policy Agent and its relationship with Kubernetes Admission Control

Speaker Bio: Luc is a Developer Advocate for CNCF, focusing on education and technical writing across the CNCF project ecosystem. He has been a professional technical writer for five years at companies such as Basho, Twitter, and Streamlio and on a vast range of projects, from NoSQL databases to data processing engines and messaging systems to microservice architectures to build tools and far beyond. Luc is a co-author of the recently released second edition of Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement. He has a strong interest in information architecture for large projects, static site generators, build tools, developer experience, and “DevOps.” Luc’s go-to programming languages are Go and Java and his love for containers and microservices grows by the day.

[08:15 - 08:30 PM] Stick around, socialize & network!


Wednesday, Jul 10
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)


NiCHE Workspaces - Pearl Street
944 Pearl St Boulder