KEDA is Kubernetes++

Saint Louis

Mar 13, 10:30 PM – Mar 14, 1:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

A major benefit of using Kubernetes has been addition of the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA). This enables your application workloads to scale up or down based on demand. HPA fits some of our need, but determining the need for scaling goes beyond CPU utilization and HTTP requests.

Join us as we explore KEDA, the Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaler. This Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) graduated project works alongside the standard Kubernetes HPA, extending functionality. With KEDA, you can drive the scaling of any container in Kubernetes based on the number of events needing to be processed.

Some of the topics we'll cover include:

  • scaling options in Kubernetes
  • why you might use KEDA
  • KEDA architecture and how it works

We'll also include demo of KEDA auto scaling based upon messages in a RabbitMQ cluster.

The basic agenda follows:

  • 5:30 - 6:00 Food and 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.


  • Vinod Vydier


    Observability Specialist



March 13 – 14, 2024
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Paul Balogh

    Grafana Labs

    Organizer, CNCF Ambassador

  • Vinod Vydier


  • John Richards