Past Meetup

Kubernetes in the Real World

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In this meetup we will learn about using Kubernetes in the real world. We'll have two case studies, with different backgrounds and motivations. Hopefully, we'll have something interesting and useful for everyone of you!

So join us for those talks! And drinks and pizza. And some cool discussions.

Doors open at 19:00 and talks will start at 19:15 sharp, please be on time!

We will have a book to raffle among those who arrive before 19:15!

Talk #1: Scaling Development with Kubernetes
Speaker: Filipe Dobreira

An overview of how Impraise built on Kubernetes and ChatOps to scale developer automation to a growing team. The problems we wanted to solve. The different solutions we tried, from Kubernetes to Qarla, through Kapow and Robin. The mistakes we made, the lessons we learned, and our plans for the future.

Filipe Dobreira is co-founder and Platform team lead at Impraise, a people enablement platform helping companies improve their performance reviews and feedback culture.

Talk #2: Kubernetes at Zalando - a hands-off approach to manage 85+ clusters
Speaker: Jannis Rake-Revelant

Kubernetes was introduced at Zalando for a multitude of reasons, like infrastructure efficiency and reliability of services. This was also an opportunity for a change in our build and deployment processes.
It is our purpose that developers should focus on the needs of business applications they’re developing. However, things like compliance, security and not so easy to use tooling can get in the way. With this in mind, we made a radical change in how we build and ship software to AWS, specifically to Kubernetes.

Jannis is an Engineering Lead at Zalando for the team that is responsible for providing an elastic, reliable and automated Platform-as-a-Service infrastructure for developers to build and run applications on. He has been working with Kubernetes since before its GA. Jannis is always eager to talk distributed systems and any challenges related to them.