• Cloud Native London, October 2020

    Online event

    Hi folks, Welcome to the Cloud Native London October meetup. Learn about Kubernetes and cloud native with this month's fantastic speakers, plus hang out with your fellow techies! Due to COVID-19, this meetup will continue as a virtual event. 6:45 Kick off 7:00 Welcome 7:15 Open Policy Agent: your passport to enterprise interoperability (Alex Jones, American Express) 7:45 Using Serverless Today (James Charlesworth, Pendo) 8:15 Break 8:30 Kubernetes Ingress Today and Tomorrow (Kevin Crawley, Containous) 9:00 Wrap up See you there! Cheryl (@oicheryl) ======================================================== Open Policy Agent: your passport to enterprise interoperability (Alex Jones, American Express) Open Policy Agent Gatekeeper allows a bring-your-own-policy approach to multiple parties operating with Kubernetes environments. It enables extension and reuse of policy and reconciliation mechanics that can be shared within an organisation. When combined with a bring-your-own-operator paradigm this enables a new workflow for teams wanting to onboard to enterprise services in a purely programmatic way. In this talk we discuss the rapidly changing landscape and how some technology organisations are looking to build common interfaces between cloud-native and traditional services. I focus on translating technology into tangible benefits for end-users and lower the bar to participation whilst increasing the adoption of best practices. Container orchestration, cloud infrastructure design, microservice programming and SRE practices are my main focus. Working for companies such as American Express, Microsoft, BSkyB, Beamery and more. As an engineering leader, I believe it is my social responsibility and privilege to reciprocate knowledge and help provide opportunities to others. My ambition is to help those without a voice within the cloud-native community and my own organisation to be heard and succeed. Twitter @AlexJonesax -- Using Serverless Today (James Charlesworth, Pendo) A managed FaaS architecture is the natural next step on the cloud native journey, but after re-writing your monolith into microservices can you really afford another shift to a brand new architecture? We look at ways serverless can be used to augment existing systems along with some of the benefits, and drawbacks, of serverless. James is from a control systems background, moving through mobile app development and into SaaS, he now works as an Engineering Manager at Pendo building the product cloud to empower product managers with data and insights to build better products. Twitter @jcharlesworthuk -- Kubernetes Ingress Today and Tomorrow (Kevin Crawley, Containous) Learn more about the Service API and how it aims to bring vendor neutrality to the Ingress networking landscape. Kevin will demonstrate these recent changes and how they operate using Traefik and illustrate how these changes are the first step towards a more manageable toolset for Ingress. - Discuss the current state of the Ingress networking ecosystem, how vendors have dealt with constraints, and the challenges this presents for adopters of Kubernetes - Demonstrate using the new IngressClass resource and changes to Ingress in v1.18 using Traefik, MetalLB, and Kind - Discuss the forthcoming Service API specification and the role it will play in making Ingress easier to use and vendor agnostic Kevin Crawley, a Developer Advocate at Containous, is passionate about championing the benefits of Open Source, DevOps, automation, observability, distributed tracing, and control theory. He is also an organizer for DevOpsDays Nashville, Cloud Native Nashville, and is a co-founder of Single Music, a Nashville-based SaaS startup. He has spoken on topics including DevOps, Docker, Observability, and Culture Transformation at conferences such as DockerCon, SREcon, Open Source Summit EU/US, Velocity and DevOpsDays including Tokyo and Houston. Find him on social media and Github @notsureifkevin

  • Cloud Native London, November 2020

    Online event

    Hi folks, Welcome to the Cloud Native London November meetup. Due to COVID-19, this meetup will continue as a virtual event. http://oicheryl.com/2020/03/17/cloud-native-london-going-virtual-and-thoughts-on-running-a-large-meetup/ Join us online to learn about Kubernetes and cloud native from three great speakers, and chat with your fellow techies. 6:45 Kick off 7:00 Welcome 7:15 Peter Whitehouse, Megaport (Talk TBC) 7:45 Chris Kranz, Sysdig (Talk TBC) 8:15 Break 8:30 Jake Tame, Nutanix (Talk TBC) 9:00 Wrap up and pub See you there! Cheryl (@oicheryl) ======================================================== Check out https://www.oicheryl.com/cloudnativelondon if you're interested in speaking or sponsoring.

  • Cloud Native London, December 2020

    Online event

    Hi folks, Welcome to the Cloud Native London meetup - Xmas edition! Due to COVID-19, this meetup will continue as a virtual event. http://oicheryl.com/2020/03/17/cloud-native-london-going-virtual-and-thoughts-on-running-a-large-meetup/ Join us online to learn about Kubernetes and cloud native from this month's fantastic speakers, along with the usual networking with your fellow techies. 6:45 Kick off 7:00 Welcome 7:15 Rosh Beed, PA Consulting (Talk TBC) 7:45 Xavier Millot, Nectar (Talk TBC) 8:15 Break 8:30 Peter Parkanyi, Red Sift (Talk TBC) 9:00 Wrap up and pub See you there! Cheryl (@oicheryl) ======================================================== Check out https://www.oicheryl.com/cloudnativelondon if you're interested in speaking or sponsoring.

  • Cloud Native London, January 2021

    Sainsburys Technology Hub

    Hi folks! Happy January! We're returning to in-person meetups, so kick off the new year with us by learning about Kubernetes and meeting your fellow techies. 6:30 Food and drink 7:00 Kick off 7:15 Simon Perry, Sainsburys (Talk TBC) 7:45 Mesut Celik, Hazelcast (Talk TBC) 8:15 Break 8:30 Jesus Escolar, Exelerys (Talk TBC) 9:00 Wrap up and pub See you there! Cheryl (@oicheryl) ======================================================== Check out https://www.oicheryl.com/cloudnativelondon if you're interested in speaking or sponsoring.

  • Cloud Native London, February 2021

    Sainsburys Technology Hub

    Hi folks! Welcome back to our second meetup of 2021, we have the usual fantastic speakers, plus food, drink and networking with your fellow techies! 6:30 Food and drink 7:00 Kick off 7:15 Joel Speed, Red Hat (Talk TBC) 7:45 Wojciech Kokorzycki, BT (Talk TBC) 8:15 Break 8:30 Robert Altnoeder, Linbit (Talk TBC) 9:00 Wrap up and pub See you there! Cheryl (@oicheryl) ======================================================== Check out https://www.oicheryl.com/cloudnativelondon if you're interested in speaking or sponsoring.