Kubernetes L.A. - Building an ML Engine from Scratch & Cilium App Aware Security

Los Angeles

Mar 9, 2018, 2:30 – 4:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Los Angeles Kubernauts and Cloud Native enthusiasts!

We have two wonderful speakers lined up. Our meetup will be March 8, 2018 and jump into machine learning, K8s, Istio, TensorFlow, BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter), Cilium, and security.

Also, if you'd like to speak at a future meetup DM me on twitter (@baldwinmathew).


6:30 - 7:00 - Gather, Drink, Grab a Plate

We may start earlier depending on crowd size, so come early and claim your spot.

7:00 - 7:30 - Cilium: Application-Aware Security for Microservices via BPF - Cynthia Thomas

BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter) is becoming the fastest growing technology in the Linux kernel and is revolutionizing networking, security and tracing. At the same time, the rise of container-based orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes is creating demand for routing, load-balancing & security infrastructure that is highly scalable, application-aware, and resilient. This talk introduces the open source project Cilium - a modern networking and security platform for microservices. Cilium is built on top of BPF and provides Linux native networking and security services with application protocol awareness. Cilium works hand in hand with application proxies such as Envoy and the services management orchestration layer Istio to provide infrastructure services in a transparent manner and with minimal overhead. This talk will discuss the challenges of exposing services via APIs and the solution that Cilium provides to enforce least privilege security.

7:30 - 8:00 - Building Google's ML Engine from Scratch with GPUs, Kubernetes, Istio, and TensorFlow - Chris Fregly

Applying my Netflix experience to a real-world problem in the ML and AI world, I will demonstrate a full-featured, open-source, end-to-end TensorFlow Model Training and Deployment System using the latest advancements from Kubernetes, Istio, and TensorFlow.

In addition to training and hyper-parameter tuning, our model deployment pipeline will include continuous canary deployments of our TensorFlow Models into a live, hybrid-cloud production environment.


Cynthia Thomas (@_techcet_) is a Technology Evangelist at Covalent IO. Her background includes working with open source cloud & networking solutions. Since 2015, she has been working on Docker and Kubernetes with CNI plugins, currently through the open source project Cilium (www.cilium.io). She is a frequent speaker at conferences, including ContainerCon, Container Camp, DevOps Days, DockerCon, IT Cloud Computing Conference (IC3), and OpenStack Summits & MeetUps. Cynthia received her B.Sc. (Eng) and M.Sc. (Eng) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Twitter: @_techcet_

Chris Fregly is Founder and Research Engineer at PipelineAI, a Streaming Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Startup based in San Francisco. He is also an Apache Spark Contributor, a Netflix Open Source Committer, founder of the Global Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup, author of the O’Reilly Training and Video Series titled, "High Performance TensorFlow in Production."

Previously, Chris was a Distributed Systems Engineer at Netflix, a Data Solutions Engineer at Databricks, and a Founding Member and Principal Engineer at the IBM Spark Technology Center in San Francisco.

Twitter: @cfregly


Parking is free. Please bring your ticket to meetup for validation. DataScience, Inc

200 Corporate Pointe
Suite 200
Culver City, CA

Parking Instructions:

• Enter from Hannum Ave into the parking structure for the 200-300 buildings.
• Once you park, exit the parking structure on P4.
• Head across the courtyard veering slightly to the right and you will see the 200 building. Take the elevator to the second floor. If you find the 300 or 100 buildings you are in the wrong place.



Friday, March 9, 2018
2:30 AM – 4:30 AM UTC


  • Faisal Afzal


    Solutions Architect