Avoiding Snowflake Clusters & Application Lifecycle Management w K8s

SURF Incubator - 999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle - View Map Seattle
Tue, May 7, 2019, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Hello Seattle Kubernauts!

With Microsoft Build happening, join us on Tuesday evening for two K8s talks, some refreshments, and networking.

First up, Lee Briggs of Apptio will delve into the layers of components required to create a production-ready platform, digging into the slight/subtle differences which can lead to snowflake clusters. He'll speak to how this led to the creation of kr8 (https://github.com/apptio/kr8), a configuration management tool designed to bring an infrastructure as code philosophy to Kubernetes components. He'll demo deploying the components needed to build a Kubernetes based platform consisting of multiple clusters across cloud providers/regions.

Also joining us to present is SEAK8s organizer extraordinaire Matt Baldwin of NetApp. He'll present on application lifecycle management for K8s.

SPONSORED: A big thank you to NetApp for continuing support of the Seattle Kubernetes Meetup.

Are you a local member interested in presenting to the group? Submit your talk here: https://goo.gl/forms/Mq0PW2w1arO1e9Yw1


6:30 - 7:00 - Social / Refreshments
7:00 - 7:05 - Community Announcements
7:05 - 7:35 - Lee Briggs, Apptio
7:35 - 8:05 - Matt Baldwin, NetApp
8:05 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up


With almost 10 years experience designing, building and maintaining distributed and complex systems, Lee wears the scars of many monitoring systems and deployment tools. When he’s not trying to put monolithic applications into containers, he spends time with his partner Allison and dogs, - Sadie & Toby
Twitter: briggsl
GitHub: jaxxstorm

Matt Baldwin is the former Founder and CEO of StackPointCloud, now a NetApp company. As part of NetApp he serves as the Director of Cloud Native Engineering and is their Chief Kubernetes Architect, helping drive the company's multi-cloud Kubernetes vision. He is the creator of the NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS), the leading management and automation platform for public multicloud Kubernetes.

Along with his work in Kubernetes and Istio, he also runs the largest Cloud Native community in the world spanning San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Berlin.

Twitter @baldwinmathew


SURF Incubator is the venue. Parking is available in the building or nearby. (Parking vouchers are available if you park in the building and arrive after 5 PM. The cost is $5 cash, which is a MUCH better deal than regular rates.) Be aware that some parking garages in the area close early.

Public transportation is a good option. SURF Incubator is about a 3 block walk from either the Pioneer Square or University Street light rail stations.


Tuesday, May 7
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM (PDT)


SURF Incubator
999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle