K8s Seattle: Dig into Capacity Management & Securing Containers with Falco

SURF Incubator - 999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle - View Map Seattle
Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 6:30 PM (PST)

About this event


Lets kick off 2019 and dig into a pair of interesting topics. First we will look into capacity management and autoscaling with Mohamed from Magalix. Then Sysdig will present the open-source tool Falco and demonstrate how it can be used to secure containers.

The meet-up will be on Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2010 and starts at 6:30 with light food/beverages, speakers start at 7:00.

If you would like to present or host feel free to reach out to me via email (baldwin_at_stackpointcloud.com) or Twitter @baldwinmathew.


6:30 – 6:50 pm – Arrive and Mingle

6:50 pm – Meeting Start: Announcements, Code of Conduct, Guest Speakers Intro, Host Intro.

7:00 - 7:30 - Day 02 - Kubernetes Capacity + AI - Mohamed Ahmed from Magalix.

Kubernetes is a resources management tool. It is supposed to make resources management simple and intuitive. However, this is still a challenge for many teams. In this talk I'll tackle how capacity management and autoscaling works inside Kubernetes. I'll also go through some of the best practices to keep the performance and capacity balanced within Kubernetes clusters. I'll go through different dependencies of HPA, VPA, and CA as basic building blocks to manage the scalability of pods, containers, and nodes. I'll also go through the common mistakes that many engineers make and cause them stressful live site incidents and sleepless nights. Finally, I touch on how some machine learning models can help engineers and companies automate capacity management and achieve maximum optimization.

7:30 - 8:00 - Secure Kubernetes Containers w Falco - Marky Jackson from Sysdig

Securing containers on Kubernetes the Sysdig way - using the open-source tool Falco for a behavioral security approach which differs from more traditional image scanning approaches.

8:00 – 8:30 pm – Wrap up and head out.


Mohamed Ahmed is co-founder and CEO of Magalix. He has a Ph.D. in high-performance computing and an Innovation and Entrepreneurship certification from Stanford. He is a proud Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Alumni. Mohamed has 13 publications in operating systems architecture and high-performance computing.


Marky is a software developer. Lover of family and friends. Die hard San Francisco Giants fan.



We'll be hosting at Oracle this month.

1501 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA
3rd Floor - Alki Room


Tuesday, Jan 29
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)


SURF Incubator
999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle