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Cloud Native London, December 2018

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Dominique T.
Cloud Native London, December 2018


Hi folks!

Our last ever Cloud Native London meetup of 2018, this is our December meetup, Christmas style! We've got free food, drink, networking, and some great speakers to lead up into the end of the year.

6:30 Food and drink
7:00 Kick off
7:15 Continuous Delivery in the Cloud with Spinnaker and Kubernetes (Ana Calin, Paybase)
7:45 gRPC:Modern approach to write microservices (Dheeraj Bhadani, DNEG)
8:15 Break
8:30 Secure GitOps in Production (Luke Bond & Rowan Baker, Control Plane)
9:00 Wrap up and pub

Have a great evening!

Cheryl (@oicheryl)

Continuous Delivery in the Cloud with Spinnaker and Kubernetes (Ana Calin, Paybase)
Spinnaker is an open source Continuous Delivery software that combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.This talk provides a short intro to Spinnaker, a comparison between Spinnaker and Jenkins, how Spinnaker and Kubernetes can work together to deploy software and the bigger picture - how everything fits in together.

Ana is a Systems Engineer and DPO at Paybase, an upcoming Fintech in London. She is on Twitter as @AnaMariaCalin.

gRPC:Modern approach to write microservices (Dheeraj Bhadani, DNEG)
gRPC is a modern open-source high-performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking and authentication. This talk will introduce gRPC at a high level, key features and a service development using gRPC.

Dheeraj is a Software Architect and Developer with a keen interest in architecting and implementing practical solutions to facilitate distributed VFX production workflows. He has hands-on experience in Animation and Visual Effects Industry for 15 years. Currently, he is leading a team of software developers at DNEG(formerly known as Double Negative) spread across 3 continents. Find him on Twitter: @DheerajBhadani.

Secure GitOps in Production (Luke Bond & Rowan Baker, Control Plane)
Luke and Rowan will be talking about ControlPlane's implementation of GitOps with Weave Flux that recently went into production as part of a Kubernetes migration. They will detail the results of their threat modelling process and the controls they put in place to mitigate against various internal and external threats.

Luke is a co-founder of Control Plane, a security-focused Kubernetes consultancy based in London. Luke is currently working at the UK Home Office delivering critical national infrastructure on Kubernetes, and has previously worked as a developer and consultant, helping teams deliver software faster and with increased confidence by embracing container technologies and workflows.
Rowan has extensive experience auditing, accrediting, and developing Kubernetes and containerised systems for high compliance commercial and public sector organisations. He holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Imperial College London, and is Head of Security at ControlPlane.

Follow them on twitter @lukeb0nd and @controlplaneio.

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