Testing Microservices & Choosing a Logging Platform

Cloud Native San Francisco

Oct 25, 2019, 1:30 – 3:45 AM

In-person event

About this event

Hello San Francisco Kubernauts!

The October meetup is fast approaching. We invite you to join us at Sysdig for two presentations around testing and logging.

Please note: We had to make a change in the originally scheduled presentations. We will reschedule Carol’s talk on how ”multiple CNCF projects are better together” for a future meetup.

At this meetup, we’ll first hear from Alex Leong as he presents: “Easy Manual Testing in Kubernetes”

Curl is the println debugging of microservices, but when running in Kubernetes this type of manual testing can be painful. Alex will examine a few techniques for easily generating test traffic including port forwarding, curl containers, load generators, and building-block topologies.

For the second presentation, we welcome Marky Jackson from Sysdig. He will discuss the challenges that his team faced when choosing a logging platform as well as explore some of the technical pitfalls and best practices he learned when exploring logging platforms. Marky is ready to discuss the technical details while having some fun along the way!

SPONSORED: We are grateful to Sysdig for hosting the group this month! A hearty thank you also goes out to NetApp for ongoing support.

Are you a local member interested in presenting to the group? Submit your talk here: https://goo.gl/forms/DiIeTMJHaquHjE6J2

6:30 - 7:00 - Social / Food / Networking
7:00 - 7:05 - Community Announcements
7:05 - 7:35 - Alex Leong, Buoyant
7:35 - 8:05 - Marky Jackson, Sysdig
8:05 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up


Alex Leong is a software engineer at Buoyant and a core contributor to Linkerd, the open source service mesh for cloud native applications. Prior to Buoyant, he worked at Twitter on core API infrastructure. He enjoys board games, type safety, and Tim Hortons.
Twitter: @adlleong
GitHub: adleong

Mark (Marky) Jackson is a Senior Software Engineer at Sysdig, a tool that's revolutionized cloud-native visibility and security. Besides his participation in the Kubernetes 1.17 release team, Marky is an active and passionate member of the Jenkins community, and he was recently nominated to be the Infra Officer for the Jenkins Open Source Board. In addition to his dedication to development, Marky loves his family and friends and is a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan. If you're lucky, you might see him at a game!


Sysdig Corporate Offices
85 2nd Street
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Sign in with building security on the first floor, then take the elevator to the 8th floor.



Friday, October 25, 2019
1:30 AM – 3:45 AM UTC


  • Jason Smith


    App Modernization Specialist

  • Reyann Lejano

    Red Hat

    Solutions Architect