16. Cloud Native Computing Linz Meetup - June 28, 2022


Jun 28, 2022, 3:30 – 7:00 PM

In-person event

About this event

We are excited to host the 16th edition of the Cloud Native Computing Linz meetup!

We'd like to thank Dynatrace for hosting the Meetup!

--------- The Speakers ---------

Anders Eknert 

Anders is a developer advocate at Styra, the creators of Open Policy Agent. Long background in software development, security and identity systems in primarily distributed environments. Interested in organizational structures and problems as much as he is in technical challenges. When not in front of his computer he enjoys watching football, cooking and Belgian beers.


Laszlo Fogas

Laszlo Fogas is the founder of https://gimlet.io, a gitops based developer platform made in Szeged, Hungary. Prior to that, Laszlo spent 5 years consulting, and building dev platforms on Kubernetes for mid-sized SaaS businesses of the Nordics region.

--------- The Talks ---------

Anders Eknert - Policy as Code - an introduction to Open Policy Agent

Should user Alice be allowed to read credit reports? Should a cloud instance be deployable without basic security configuration in place? Should service X be allowed to query the database?

Policy defines the rules of our systems, but how do we ensure our policies are enforced consistently in increasingly distributed and diverse tech stacks?

In this talk we’ll explore the benefits of decoupling policy from our applications, deployment pipelines and platforms, and how Open Policy Agent (OPA) can help unify the way we work with policy across the stack.


Laszlo Fogas - ClickOps over GitOps

According to some, the fourth and final stage of managing cloud infrastructure is "clicking around in the web console, then lying about it."

Which is a nice joke, but maybe just a half one, as the cloud native ecosystem is moving towards GUI centered developer platforms, where clicking on a dashboard often results in changes in the source of truth hosted in a git repo.

In this talk you will see how you can create a developer platform - with the usual components Cert-Manager, Nginx Ingress etc, and with deployment tooling for developers - with only clicking on a dashboard. You will also see that all Gimlet does behind the curtains is writing yaml into a git repository. ClickOps.. over GitOps.

Besides the Gimlet demo, you will learn about the latest trends in platform building over Kubernetes, plus the talk will be a great starting point for lengthy debates over gitops repo structures, which is the favorite pastime for many of us ;)


Event will be in person and indoors:

We will follow the COVID rules that are active on the date of the meetup.

--------- Location ---------


Engineering Headquarter

Am Fünfundzwanziger Turm 20

4020 Linz


If you would like to keep the discussion live after the event, join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/MgM5BGV


  • Anders Eknert


    Developer Advocate

  • Laszlo Fogas


    Maker of Gimlet.io



Tuesday, June 28, 2022
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


Doors open
Laszlo Fogas
Anders Eknert
Closing remarks / Networking


  • Juliano Costa


    Developer Advocate / CNCF Ambassador

  • Jürgen Etzlstorfer


    Application Innovation Specialist for Azure


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