Serverless Computing in Kubernetes and Distributed Tracing with OpenTracing

Bitnami - 650 Mission Street Floor 2 San Francisco - View Map San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup
Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 6:30 PM (PST)

About this event

SF Kubernauts! 

We are excited to announce the next San Francisco Kubernetes meetup will be February 1, 2017 at Bitnami in San Francisco. 

Also, if you'd like to do a quick 5 - 10 minute lightning talk please ping us via meetup or twitter (@baldwinmathew @arieljatib). We'd like to include more quick sessions to demo tricks, neat things, new apps, etc. so reach out! 

6:30 - 7:00 - Social Mixer

7:00 - 7:30 - Soam Vasani - Platform9 - Fission: Fast Serverless Functions with Kubernetes

7:30 - 8:00 - Priyanka Sharma - Lightstep - Distributed Tracing with OpenTracing

8:00 - 8:20 - Lightning Talks

8:30 - Wrap-Up


Soam Vasani (@soamv) is a software engineer at Platform9 Systems Inc, where he works on Fission and Kubernetes.  In the past he's worked at VMware on a new distributed filesystem, and on infrastructure management stuff.  Before that, he spent some time hacking on the GNU debugger.  He's interested in programming languages, tools and frameworks, and in distributed systems.

Fission is a framework for Functions-as-a-Service or "serverless" functions on Kubernetes.

Users create a function and map an HTTP route to it.  When an HTTP request is made to the route, the function is loaded into a container and run.  The container is cached for a while, to make subsequent requests faster.  Fission maintains a pool of containers to make the "cold start" very fast (on order of about 100 msec).

Fission is implemented in Go and supports NodeJS and Python today; it's extensible to any language.

Being based on Kubernetes allows Fission functions to interoperate seamlessly with regular microservices.  Running in Kubernetes pods also allows the user to continue using existing tools for monitoring, log aggregation etc. with fission functions.

Priyanka Sharma (@pritianka) is an entrepreneur with a passion for building developer products and growing them through open source communities. She heads Marketing and Partnerships at LightStep and also works on the OpenTracing project, an instrumentation standard for distributed tracing. In her copious spare time she advises startups at HeavyBit industries, an accelerator for developer products. Priyanka cofounded WakaTime, an open source time-tracker for developers and holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University.

Lightning Talks:

#1 - Mark McBride,, "Micro Microservices" 5m


Our friends at Bitnami have offered to provide space for this upcoming event. The address is:

650 Mission Street Floor 2

San Francisco, CA


Wednesday, Feb 1
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)


650 Mission Street Floor 2 San Francisco