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Breaking the Monolith and Kubernetes Operators

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Breaking the Monolith and Kubernetes Operators


Hello DevOps NYC!

We hope you had a great summer and are ready to dig deeper into DevOps. Please save the date for Thursday, October 17 at 6 pm for an exciting Meetup on Breaking the Monolith (with Kubernetes) and Kafka, Spark, and Cassandra on Kubernetes.

Location: Stack Exchange: 110 William St, New York, NY 10038


6:00 - 6:30 Social/Food
6:30 - 6:45 Updates/Open Forum/Stack Overflow
6:45 - 7:30 Presentation 1 - Breaking the Monolith (with Kubernetes)
7:45 - 8:30 Presentation 2 - Kafka, Spark, and Cassandra on Kubernetes.
8:30 - Social/Wrap-up


Breaking the Monolith (with Kubernetes):

Is porting a Monolith to Kubernetes really that bad? Is it truly an anti-pattern to containerize a hulking Rails app? In this talk, we will cover not only why you should or shouldn’t port your pet monolith, but how to apply the strangler pattern to port it over to microservices. We’ll cover where to start, what to measure, and how to devise a plan to turn one pet container into a bunch of cattle containers.

Kafka, Spark, and Cassandra on Kubernetes:

Kubernetes Operators are the next phase of the journey towards automating complex applications in containers. The KUDO project introduces an easy way to build Kubernetes operators using declarative YAML. Many Operators that exist today handle initial deployment, but they don’t provide automation for tasks like binary upgrades, configuration updates, and failure recovery. Implementing a production-grade controller for a complex workload typically requires thousands of lines of code and many months of development. As a result, the quality of operators that are available today varies. The KUDO project provides a universal operator to enable automated creation of operators for Kubernetes, in most cases just using YAML. In this talk, I’ll introduce the KUDO project, and demo the creation of a Kubernetes operator using KUDO.

Alex Cornford, Senior DevOps Consultant
Alex has played two sides of the same coin. In a previous life, he helped enable an enterprise mindset to startups, and more recently a startup mindset to enterprises. Having worked deep in the guts of many of the famous open-source tools, Alex marries the hacker mindset to the niche problems we all face.

James Strong, Cloud Native Director
James has proven expertise in the most challenging environments. Starting at GE and then moving to companies of various states of maturity, James has always improved his methodologies along the way. James has constantly proved himself as a juggernaut in the realm of cloud engineering, proving no problem is too niche, and no engineer is too far removed to conquer any challenge that any team may face.

Chris Gaun is a CNCF ambassador and product manager for various Kubernetes products at D2iQ. He has presented at Kubecon several times and has hosted over 40 Kubernetes workshops across the US and EU. He lives in NYC with his beautiful wife Jasmin, babies, nanny and dog Panda.

About D2iQ:
D2iQ empowers organizations to develop insanely great software using the best of cloud native solutions.
We are excited to kick the fall off with another great DevOps NYC Meetup and hope to see you there!

Contino is partnering with and sponsored by Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow will be supplying much-needed food and beer so please be prompt! Please RSVP accurately so I have your names to supply for the Guest-list 24 hours prior to the event.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Melissa Aydin

110 William St · New York, NY