Celebrating Packet & Diving into Helm 3

New York Kubernetes Meetup

Feb 13, 2020, 11:30 PM – Feb 14, 2020, 1:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Hello NYC Kubernauts!

We're back! For February, we're taking an edifying journey over to the offices of Codecademy. They're are located in SoHo by Broadway-Lafayette St Subway Station, so this should be a great event AND it's easily accessible.

This month, Jacob Smith from Packet will share the vision on an interconnection oriented architecture tied to their recent acquisition by Equinix. He’ll also cover their early work on the Kubernetes community and why they opted against a managed Kubernetes offering

Then, Scott Rigby will preview his Kubecon Amsterdam talk on Helm 3. We'll dive beyond the removal of Tiller and dig into the improved usability, new features and the architectures which support them.

SPONSORED: Thanks to NetApp for ongoing support and Codecademy for hosting.

Are you a local member interested in presenting to the group? Submit your talk here: https://goo.gl/forms/RaoYMClioVUgeSJt1


6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - Jacob Smith, Packet
7:45 - 8:15 - Scott Rigby, Codecademy
8:15 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up


Jacob Smith is co-founder of Packet and serves as its Chief Marketing Officer, leading revenue marketing, brand experience, R&D, ecosystem outreach, and strategic alliances. His diverse background - which includes running a successful digital marketing agency, administering two national nonprofits, and ten years as a professional opera musician - informs a unique approach that has established Packet as a trusted infrastructure partner for today’s leading developers, SaaS companies and Enterprises.

Scott Rigby is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist and open source software engineer, co-developing experimental cultural projects and emerging technologies. he co-founded the Basekamp art and research group in 1998 and the massively collaborative Plausible Artworlds international network. He works at Codecademy as a DevOps engineer where he develops open source software that anyone can use with a focus on projects in the cloud native landscape, including Docker, Kubernetes, and Helm - where he's a project org maintainer. In daily decisions large or small, his goal is to help make the world a better place for everyone.


575 Broadway, 5TH FLOOR
New York City, NY 10012





February 13 – 14, 2020
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


  • Ariel Jatib


  • Karen Chu


    Head of Community

  • Scott Rigby

    Cloud Native Ambassador

  • Tony Marfil


    Solutions Architect at F5 / NGINX