Sailing with the Trade Winds -- Maximize Developer Velocity with Containers

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Nov 30, 2017, 2:30 – 4:30 AM

In-person event

About this event


6:30 - 7:00 Networking, Snacks
7:00 - 7:05 - K8s on OpenStack Lightning Talk, Sabari Murugesan
7:05 - 8:00 Discussion / Q&A, Dustin Kirkland 
8:00 - 8:30 Networking 

Here's a challenge for you:

Find a developer and ask for 5 minutes of their time.  Open a stopwatch app on your phone and press start.  Ask your developer to describe the software stack in their current project under development.  Stop the timer the first time they say "containers." 

Did you get to 60 seconds?  Nope, me neither. 

What else did you hear in that 5-minute conversation?  Docker?  Kubernetes?  OpenStack? Amazon?  CloudFoundry?  Rancher?  Ubuntu?  These are the trade winds, the prevailing patterns of development that remove friction and propel software projects forward. 

In this talk, we will examine the modern set of container best practices filling the sails of the smartest and most efficient developers in the world.

And we'll have experts on hand for a lively Q & A. Yes... I know you will have questions. We may or may not have answers, but it'll be a fun night!


Dustin Kirkland
Dustin is a VP of Product Development at Ubuntu/Canonical. Dustin leads a team of expert product managers, directing and managing the product lifecycle and road maps across the suite of Ubuntu server, cloud, desktop, and IoT device products. Dustin drives functional requirements across internal and external teams, delivering marketing and product requirements. Find Dustin on Twitter: @DustinKirkland

Sabari Murugesan
Sabari is a Staff Engineer at VMware and has been working with OpenStack since the Havana release. In the past, he was a core contributor to the Glance project and has also been associated with the Nova and Oslo projects. At VMware, he primarily works as a developer in the VMware Integrated OpenStack & Kubernetes product team, a.k.a "Team OpenStack @ VMware." Find Sabari on Twitter: @neosab87


And find the rest of us on @SFBayAreaOpenStack

This meetup will be live-streamed on the VMTN Facebook page.

Also, visit our SF Bay OpenStack YouTube Channel for past meetup recordings!


From the corner of Hillview Avenue and Foothill Expressway

·  Travel south on Hillview Avenue (from Foothill)

·  Take the first left: where you see the sign for the VMware campus entrance.

·  Then turn left again and go until you see the parking lot on the right.

·  Park and then walk South between the buildings for about 100 feet; you will pass under a pedestrian bridge.

·  You'll see the Promontory C cafeteria (a.k.a, the "TURTLES CAFÉ") at the end of the building on your left. (Keep in mind there are THREE cafeterias on the VMware campus: Promontory, Hillview and Creekside.)



Thursday, November 30, 2017
2:30 AM – 4:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer