CI/CD Patterns for Kubernetes

DigitalOcean - 101 Avenues of Americas, 2nd Floor New York - View Map New York Kubernetes Meetup
Tue, May 29, 2018, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Hello NYC Kubernauts!

We are very excited to announce our May event.

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Big thanks to our 2 platinum sponsors Sysdig and Tigera for making our events possible in 2018 - and, DigitalOcean for hosting and sponsoring this month's local event.

This month, we have a very exciting set of talks on CI/CD and we'll be playing around a little bit with the format - ending with a panel discussion with all the presenters.

First up, Greg Felice will share some insights on the risks and success factors associated with adoption. Then, Satish will deliver a lighting talk on the recent evaluation of CI/CD solutions at Wolters Kluwer - he'll focus on developer experience looking at workflow from minikube to different environments. He'll discuss their decisions to use Helm, Jenkins and using git-crypt for encrypting sensitive date.

Next up, Andrew and Lars will cover how to store both code and configuration related to applications and environments easily, and the challenges related to going arriving at an easy-to-configure, easy-to-run software delivery pipelines.

They'll cover a number of patterns and practices that allow application rollout and environment configuration, restore and drift detection to be carried out consistently. And, discuss how the patterns can be implemented with a number of different tooling combinations (including a GitOps-style approach) and touch on their tradeoffs.

6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:05 - Community Announcements & Intro
7:05 - 7:15 - Greg Felice
7:15 - 7:30 - Satish Devarapalli, Wolters Kluwer (Lightning Talk)
7:30 - 8:10 - Andrew Phillips & Lars Wander, Spinnaker
8:10 - 8:30 - Panel Discussion w Presenters
8:30 - 9:00 - Social / Wrap-up

Andrew Phillips is a frequent contributor to the Continuous Delivery and Devops space. He's been a software engineer, team lead, infrastructure builder (a.k.a. head of duct tape) and community evangelist and now works on product management and strategy. Andrew contributes to a number of open-source projects, is a regular speaker and author and co-organizer of ContainerDays Boston and NYC.

Lars Wander is a Software Engineer leading Google’s Open Source Spinnaker team. He led the integration between Spinnaker and Kubernetes, and recently led the effort to write Halyard, a tool for configuring, deploying, and upgrading Spinnaker.

Satish Devarapalli is a Cloud Platform Architect at Wolters Kluwer where he works with different application development teams, operations and enterprise architecture council to adopt cloud, containers, Kubernetes and modern deployment strategies. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, he spent over a decade at WebMD developing applications and leading team of engineers to deliver their platform services. Having worked on large cloud migration projects involving several components and seeing complexity that comes with it, he is super excited about Kubernetes and the benefits that comes with it.

Greg Felice works at Google as a Digital Engagement Lead, helping craft technology strategy and change management at large companies as part of professional services engagements. He previously led digital transformation efforts at NYTimes and Cablevision.


Tuesday, May 29
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


101 Avenues of Americas, 2nd Floor New York