Stop Throwing Money Away on Cloud

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Jun 20, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Even though cloud resources can appear infinite, chances are, your cloud budget is NOT. We don’t talk about it much in the community, but the very attributes that serve to enhance developers’ effectiveness and accelerate time-to-market, unfortunately also serve to amplify inefficiencies in the development process. Join us in this session, where Robert Starmer of Kumulus Technologies will discuss the sometimes surprising sources of these inefficiencies... as well as teach you about cutting-edge tools and models you can use to combat them, both in public and private settings.


6:30-7:00 - Networking and snacks
7:00-8:00 - Discussion and Q/A
8:00-8:30 - Q/A and Networking

Speaker Bio:

Robert Starmer is the founder and CTO of Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay area infrastructure-focused DevOps, Systems Reliability Engineering, and Cloud Computing consultancy, where he writes, presents, develops, and educates industry customers on cloud, SRE and DevOps. Robert is also a Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). Find Robert on Twitter @RStarmer (

Also, visit our SF Bay Cloud Native Open Infra YouTube Channel ( for past meetup recordings!

And find the rest of us Hackers and Stackers on Twitter @SFBayAreaOpenStack (



Wednesday, June 20, 2018
1:30 AM – 3:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer