The When and Why of Service Meshes & A Cloud Native Database

SURF Incubator - 999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle - View Map Seattle
Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Hello Seattle Kubernauts!

Please join us on Wednesday evening for two educational presentations and the opportunity to meet with other K8s enthusiasts.

The program will start off with Andrew from Aspen Mesh talking about service meshes. He'll discuss things to consider when deciding if and/or when to implement a service mesh. What features does a service mesh bring to a cluster? There will also be a demo based around Istio.

Second, we'll welcome Roko to introduce the cloud native database, CockroachDB. He'll explain what it is and the properties that make it great for running on Kubernetes. His presentation will wrap up with a demo.

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:


6:30 - 7:00 - Social / Refreshments
7:00 - 7:05 - Community Announcements
7:05 - 7:35 - Andrew Jenkins, Aspen Mesh
7:35 - 8:05 - Roko Kruze, CockroachDB
8:05 - 8:30 - Social / Wrap-up


Andrew Jenkins is the CTO at Aspen Mesh, where he’s building out an enterprise service mesh to help organizations take the burden out of managing microservices. A software and network architect for container environments like Kubernetes, Andrew has a history of technical leadership driving fast-moving teams toward tangible outcomes. His expertise includes software development in C++, JavaScript (Node.js), Python, C, Go, and Java. Andrew also has experience in software and hardware testing, FPGAs, and board design for space scientific instruments.

Roko Kruze is currently a Solutions Engineer at Cockroach Labs. He previously worked as a Principal Systems Engineer for Cloudera for 7 years.
Twitter: rokokruze
GitHub: rkruze


SURF Incubator is the venue. Parking is available in the building or nearby on the street/in other garages. (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 great option. SURF Incubator is about a 3 block walk from either the Pioneer Square or University Street light rail stations.


Wednesday, Aug 28
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)


SURF Incubator
999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle