Cloud Native Linz - February 27 - Access Control and Platforms with Devs in Mind


Feb 27, 4:30 – 8:00 PM

In-person event

About this event

We are excited to host the February/2024 edition of the Cloud Native Linz meetup!
We'd like to thank Gepardec for hosting the Meetup!

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

Constantin Winkler

Constantin is a skilled DevOps Engineer @Gepardec with a passion for integrating cutting-edge technologies like Kubernetes and Grafana. His career began with building Minecraft servers, a foundation that paved the way for his current expertise in Kubernetes. Constantin also made contributions to ArgoCD.

Outside of his professional pursuits, he is a creative soul, expressing himself through music (playing piano and drums), as well as shooting videos and photos.


Katharina Sick

Katharina is all about making things user-friendly, especially when it comes to Cloud Native and Kubernetes.

She has done a fair share of mobile app and backend work, but lately, she is really into Cloud Native computing and enjoys it a lot.

Outside of work, you'll find her hanging out in tech and sports communities, cruising on inline skates, exploring new places, or challenging herself with quizzes and games.

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

Constantin Winkler - An Open-Source approach to Multi-tenant Label-based Access control

Welcome to the story of Multena, our bouncer of the observability club. In this talk, you will hear about the History, challenges, and evolved solutions of how we managed to achieve multi-tenancy in Grafana for data sources.


Katharina Sick - Pathways, Not Pitfalls: Building Platforms With Developers in Mind

When implemented with the end user in mind, developer platforms can take away a lot of cognitive load from developers and help streamline workflows, improve collaboration and accelerate innovation. By building meaningful abstractions and templates, we can remove a vast amount of complexity from developers.

But how much complexity should be hidden?

How can we ensure we provide the appropriate level of freedom? And how can we cope with every developer's individual needs?

This talk will explore various approaches to crafting opinionated user interfaces and compare their strengths and weaknesses. We'll journey from the concept of the thinnest viable platform (TVP) to the pitfalls of over-engineering, where meaningful abstractions turn into illusions.

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


Europaplatz 4 Eingang C

4020 Linz


If you would like to keep the discussion live after the event, join us on Discord:


  • Katharina Sick


    Senior Software Engineer & Tech Evangelist

  • Constantin Winkler


    DevOps Engineer



Tuesday, February 27, 2024
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Doors open
Constantin Winkler
Katharina Sick
Closing remarks / Networking


  • Juliano Costa


    Developer Advocate / CNCF Ambassador

  • Jürgen Etzlstorfer


    Application Innovation Specialist for Azure


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