Not all who wander are lost: Our journey to Kubernetes + Kubernetes Ingress

Deis - 1801 13th St. Suite 308 Boulder - View Map Boulder
Thu, Nov 17, 2016, 6:00 PM (MST)

About this event

Join Ryan Koch from Athlinks and Gerred Dillon from Deis for an evening of insight into lessons learned from rebuilding a platform with Kubernetes and Kubernetes Ingress.



[6:00 - 6:30 PM] - Dinner + Drinks


[6:30 - 7:15 PM] - Ryan Koch - Not all who wander are lost: Our journey to Kubernetes

At Athlinks we have been in living in the container space for a little over a year. Our platform has become a constantly evolving entity taking on a life of its own over that time. Recently, that platform was rebuilt from the ground up with Kubernetes being the tool of choice. This is the story of how we got here, why we've made the decisions we have, and what we learned along the way.

Bio: Ryan is a Senior Linux Systems Engineer at Athlinks. He is a husband, father, and a lifelong learner. He has been involved in the field for the past 5 years, getting his start with a small town ISP. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with family, traveling, long-boarding, watching comedies, playing a myriad of instruments, appreciating the arts, and the taste of a good bourbon. He is fascinated by the "human experience" and usually spends his daily commute listening to podcasts like Radiolab and to get his fill. Going back to his childhood, Ryan has always enjoyed solving a difficult problem, which has led to his constant desire to build new and more efficient systems.


[7:15 - 8:00 PM] - Gerred Dillon - Kubernetes Ingress: Your Router, Your Rules

How do we get traffic to our Kubernetes Pods? Reaching for a Service may be our first instinct, but we're walled in by the combination of service types and provider integrations Kubernetes provides. Service resources give little in the way of user control, leaving us to bolt on separate abstractions while hoping the functionality we need is available in the next Kubernetes release. These abstractions can easily become another routing layer that deeply couples to our other resources without any benefits from native integration at the cluster manager level. 

Wouldn't it be better if we could integrate our applications and traffic in a natural, Kubernetes-native way? The built-in Ingress resource solves common access problems and empowers users to build software for handling custom traffic patterns.

Bio: Gerred Dillon is a Sr. Solutions Architect with Deis, where he works with customers to implement Kubernetes clusters and develop custom software on them. With a deep background in platform engineering, he is working to expand the Kubernetes tools ecosystem to enable all developers to create robust, resilient systems. Gerred and his family live in sunny Colorado.


[8:00 PM - 8:30 PM] - Stick around, socialize, network


Thursday, Nov 17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)


1801 13th St. Suite 308 Boulder