Simplifying K8S Configuration and Better Traffic Management in Kubernetes

Cloud Native San Francisco

Jul 27, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30 AM

In-person event

About this event


We are excited to announce the next San Francisco Kubernetes meetup will be July 26, 2017 at Databricks, Inc. in San Francisco. 

If you want to speak or do a 5-min lightning demo, please ping me over meetup or twitter (@baldwinmathew)


6:30 - 7:00 - Social Mixer

7:00 - 7:30 - Miles Yucht - Data Integration between kubectl, bazel, and jsonnet.

As part of the long term goal to contribute to the Kubernetes ecosystem of components and tools, at Databricks we've implemented a Python tool called kubecfg to allow us to succinctly describe deployment configurations in a highly modular way. In its current version, kubecfg will compile Jsonnet files using the Python _jsonnet library from Google, accepting command-line arguments to override specific fields in a generated dictionary or to pass arguments to a Jsonnet script that accepts top-level arguments.

7:30 - 8:00 - Mark McBride - TurbineLabs - Beyond Ingresses - Better Traffic Management in Kubernetes

While Ingresses provide a simple description of how to route traffic for a domain to multiple services, they don’t help much with software releases. Label and content aware routing lets us create more reliable, flexible, and faster release and test processes. We’ll cover incremental blue/green deploys, testing in production, and service refactoring.

8:00 - 8:20 - Lightning Talks

8:30 - Wrap-Up


Miles Yucht graduated from Princeton in 2015 and has been a software engineer at Databricks for the last year and a half. At Databricks, he has worked on several major infrastructural efforts, including Databricks Community Edition, a free offering of Databricks for developers and students learning about Spark, as well as helping port Databricks to run on Kubernetes. Additionally, he has worked on a number of efforts connected to tooling for interacting with Kubernetes, including developing the Bazel integration for Kubecfg.

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.

Lightning Talks:

#1 - TBD

#2 - TBD


Our friends at Databricks have offered to provide space for this upcoming event. 

How to Enter

Spear St and Main St are  closed because of renovations. 

You will want to enter from the alley on Mission St. which will lead you through to 160 Spear St and the building lobby. You will a see a Starbuck Sign in the alley.



Thursday, July 27, 2017
1:30 AM – 3:30 AM UTC


  • Jason Smith


    App Modernization Specialist

  • Reyann Lejano

    Red Hat

    Solutions Architect