OpenCensus, Kind, and Embracing Cloud-Native

Anaplan - 50 Hawthorne St San Francisco - View Map San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup
Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 6:15 PM (PDT)

About this event

Hello San Francisco Kubernauts!

We hope you can join us for an evening of Kubernetes talks right before Google Cloud Next '19 kicks off.

First on the program is Steve discussing OpenCensus and how it provides visibility into both distributed traces as well as metrics. He will walk through its architecture as well as cover key concepts including annotations and sampling policies. Live demos and coding examples will be presented through the talk. By the end of the session, you will know what OpenCensus is, why it is important, how you can get started and how you can get involved.

Second is Duffie who will give an introduction and live demo of which is a relatively new project that enables the creation of local K8s clusters leveraging Docker in Docker and kubeadm.

Finally, Roberto and Pavan will team up to provide some recommendations on moving to a cloud-native architecture. They will present a simple contract for describing 12-factor microservices and their requirements around deployment, scalability, security, observability, and runtime environment. They used this contract to implement the initial version of Anaplan's platform built on top of Kubernetes and Helm.

SPONSORED: Thanks to NetApp for coordinating and Anaplan for providing food and a venue for this event!

Are you a local member interested in presenting to the group? Submit your talk here:

6:15 - 6:45 - Social, Delicious Food/Drinks
6:45 - 6:50 - Community Announcements
6:50 - 7:00 - Karen Chang, Engineering @ Anaplan
7:00 - 7:25 - Steve Flanders, Omnition
7:25 - 7:50 - Duffie Cooley, Heptio/VMware
7:50 - 8:15 - Roberto Milev & Pavan Tallapragada, Anaplan
8:15 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up


Karen Chang is the Site Lead for Anaplan in San Francisco. She’s been in the technology industry for over 20 years, starting out as a software engineer and in leadership roles at companies as varied as Netscape, Goldman Sachs, Netflix, and Salesforce.

Steve Flanders is the Head of Product and Experience at the Stealth Startup Omnition. He was previously the Global Engineering Manager for log analytics and data collection at VMware. Steve has an extensive background in software development, user experience, product design, and operational management. He is also the author of, a technology-centric weblog.

Duffie Cooley has been working on with and around networks and distributed systems for 20 years. Currently at VMware as part of the Heptio acquisition, he's helping enterprises find success in this cloud-native new regime.

Roberto Milev is an experienced technology leader with a demonstrated history in cloud architecture and software development across various sectors and industries. He has broad experience in product strategy, technical leadership and building strong agile teams. His current interests lie in cloud-native technologies, data-intensive applications, and highly scalable distributed systems.

Pavan Tallapragada is a Technical Lead in the Platform group at Anaplan primarily focused on the Cloud Native Ecosystem. He is currently leading the initiative to bring container goodness to the enterprise in the form of multi-cloud Kubernetes.


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Anaplan is building truly unique technology. From their calculation engine and in-memory data store, to apps and predictive analytics; amazing technology is being developed every day. Anaplan's mission is to break the traditional business planning mold, currently performed through spreadsheets or legacy systems. They’re addressing a $100B/year problem that all global businesses face. With 900+ customers and 175+ partners globally, Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform is enabling customers to improve decision-making by turning response time into real time.
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Monday, Apr 8
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM (PDT)


50 Hawthorne St San Francisco