Docker, Services at Namely, and a Sprinkling of Machine Learning

New York Kubernetes Meetup

Feb 27, 2018, 11:30 PM – Feb 28, 2018, 2:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Hello NYC Kubernauts!

We are very excited to announce our February event.

Docker Captain Shawn Bower will show us how to take a cloud native application from development to a production Kubernetes cluster using Docker, covering many aspects of the Developer to Ops workflow.

Group member Martin Kess will talk to us about how they build services at Namely. He'll cover everything from design principles to the tools they use - gRPC, Istio, Spinnaker, DataDog, Jaeger, Swagger - and how these work to address the needs of the business.

Lastly, we have Adhita Selvaraj presenting a lightning talk on the research being performed at Stonybrook to optimise Machine Learning training times - look for insights into Kubeflow and Tensorflow.

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6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - Shawn Bower, The New York Times
7:45 - 8:15 - Martin Kess, Namely
8:20 - 8:30 - Adhita Selvarajis, Stonybrook
8:30 - 9:00 - Social / Wrap-up

Shawn Bower is a Docker Captain who works with the development team at the The New York Times to move their applications to the cloud, something usually involving Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes. Previously, he was the Cloud Architect at Cornell University, helping move many of the University's workloads to Docker and the cloud.

Martin Kess is Principal Software Engineer at Namely, helping build out their distributed systems architecture. Previously, he has worked at Amazon and at Google doing distributed systems (Kindle, Cloud Pub/Sub and Cloud IoT). He also spent some time in a FinTech startup and at a hedge fund as a quantitative developer doing low latency trading.

Adhita Selvarajis a graduate student at Stony Brook University. He is working on Machine Learning on Kubernetes.



February 27 – 28, 2018
11:30 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


  • Ariel Jatib


  • Karen Chu


    Head of Community

  • Scott Rigby

    Cloud Native Ambassador

  • Tony Marfil


    Solutions Architect at F5 / NGINX