Creating Reliability Pipelines With Keptn Quality Gates

Saint Louis

May 18, 2023, 10:30 PM – May 19, 2023, 1:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

As software systems become more distributed and complex, the "shift-left" movement brings reliability testing to earlier stages of development. Load testing tools like JMeter, Gatling, and k6, among others, can no longer be considered optional in your CICD pipelines. By including more tools into your processes, you have the side-effect of complicating things even more...but it doesn't have to be so!

Introducing Keptn, the cloud-native application life-cycle orchestrator. This CNCF incubating project, initially created by Dynatrace, aims to facilitate event-based CICD pipelines using GitOps best practices in a declarative manner. Using metrics from your existing observability platform, Keptn can apply Service Level Objective (SLO)-driven quality gates to your multi-stage deliveries, even handling post-production remediations.

Join us as Paul demonstrates how Keptn can reduce process fatigue via automation while increasing reliability using testing tools like k6. We already have enough to worry about; let’s add the "easy button" to our deployment lifecycle!

The basic agenda follows:

  • 5:30 - 6:00 Food and networking (Go excels at networking).
  • 6:00 - 6:10 Announcements, intros, and so forth.
  • 6:15 - 7:00 Main presentation of the month.
  • 7:00 - 7:30 Q&A
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Hang out and network

Please join us for this in-person event! Please, be sure to RSVP so that we can plan the food appropriately. We greatly appreciate your help as we try to ensure the safety and comfort of those attending.


  • Paul Balogh

    Grafana Labs

    Developer Advocate



May 18 – 19, 2023
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Paul Balogh

    Grafana Labs

    Organizer, CNCF Ambassador

  • Vinod Vydier


  • John Richards