Efficient Autoscaling at HBO & Traffic Control Strategies w Envoy

New York Kubernetes Meetup

Apr 12, 2018, 10:30 PM – Apr 13, 2018, 1:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Hello NYC Kubernauts!

We are very excited to announce our April event. Space is limited, so RSVP early.

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This month, we go into how Kubernetes Services are implemented at HBO w James Polera. He'll discuss using HTTP keep-alive in a micro-service architecture, focusing on how keep-alive configuration can have an impact on autoscaling.

We also welcome Mark McBride, CEO at Turbine Labs. He'll walk us through several traffic control strategies using Envoy, which provides fine grained routing control, load shedding, and metrics that help you scale your Kubernetes environment smoothly.

6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - James Polera, HBO
7:45 - 8:15 - Mark McBride, Turbine Labs
8:15 - 9:00 - Social / Wrap-up

James Polera is a Site Reliability Engineer at HBO Digital Products where he works alongside his teammates across different engineering teams, with a focus towards making the underlying platform and microservice architecture performant, scalable and reliable for HBOGO and HBONOW. In his free time, you'll find him poking at Golang or spending time with his family.

Mark McBride is founder and CEO of Turbine Labs, makers of Houston, a modern traffic management plane. Prior to Turbine Labs he ran server side engineering at Nest. Before that he worked at Twitter, working on migrating their rails code base to JVM-based equivalents.



April 12 – 13, 2018
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Ariel Jatib


  • Karen Chu


    Head of Community

  • Scott Rigby

    Cloud Native Ambassador

  • Tony Marfil


    Solutions Architect at F5 / NGINX