• Under the Sea: Darling It’s Better

    Telstra New York

    Rather than reach for the clouds with our next topic, we thought we would dive deep! We are very excited to announce that our next meetup will be all about undersea cables, the history of the subsea industry, and how natural disasters can impact this cabling. With over 750,000 miles of cable connecting the continents (thank you New York Times!) it seemed only natural that our next meetup addressed such an important topic. We will be hosting Mike Sauer, VP of Aqua Comms, and Matt Sinno, Senior Solutions Architect at Telstra. We hope to see you there! - Zoe & Packetbot Program 6:00 - 6:30 - Social & Mingle 6:30 - 6:40 - Kickoff, Community Announcements, and Intros 6:40 - 7:10 - “A History of the Sub Sea Industry from 1866 to Present Day” (Mike Sauer, VP of Americas at Aqua Comms, Partner & Federal) 7:10 - 7:40 - “A Brief Glimpse into Sub Sea Cable Solutions and Maintenance ” (Matthew Sinno, Senior Solutions Architect) 7:40 - 8:00 - Questions, Social, Wrap-Up Telstra Join us as we trace 250,000 miles of subsea fiber connecting Asia and the Americas. Matt Sinno, Senior Solutions Architect at Telstra, will demonstrate how Telstra architects network solutions for B2B, Carrier, and Internet companies to build backbone infrastructure for high capacity and low latency paths supporting the many Private and Public Internet networks that rely on global connections. Matt will also dive into the subsea cable system and the challenges of dealing with natural disasters and the impact of foreign policy on doing business in APAC. Aqua Comms - TBA ** Attendees, please note that you will need to RSVP yourself and any guests ahead of time for this event so we may provide an attendance list to security. Please RSVP with first and last name. You will also need to show photo ID.**

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  • "Honey, I Shrunk the Apps!" – Bringing Cloud to Edge Environments

    Hello Downtown NYC Tech Friends! We had so much fun with you all at last month’s soiree that we had to do it again ;) Join us for an evening of discussing all things Edge. We’ll kick off the evening looking at distributed management on edge devices with HarperDB and then move on to a demonstration of everything K3’s with Rancher Labs. As always, we’ll supply the pizza, cookies, and beer – you just have to show up. See you soon! - Zoe & Packetbot Program 6:00 - 6:20 - Social & Mingle 6:20 - 6:30 - Kickoff, Community Announcements, and Intros 6:30 - 6:50 - “Data management and Decision Making on the Edge” (Stephen Goldberg, CEO of HarperDB) 6:50 - 7:10 - “Kubernetes on the Edge” (Mark Abrams, Field Engineer at Rancher Labs) 7:10 - 8:00 - Questions, Social, Wrap-Up HarperDB Stephen Goldberg, CEO of HarperDB, will discuss the need for distributed data management and real-time decision making directly on edge devices in operational technology and Industrial IoT environments. We will look at best practices for edge computing data management architectures and real-world use cases where moving to the edge is mission critical. Rancher Labs Mark Abrams, Field Engineer at Rancher Labs, will conduct a live demo showcasing a tiny slice of what people can do with K3s. An introduction of K3s and how it works will start us off and be followed with a demonstration of the software by installing it on a small device. With the basic cluster up and running, we will end by taking a look at how to scale both services and the cluster itself. ** Attendees, please note that you will need to RSVP yourself and any guests ahead of time for this event so we may provide an attendance list to security. You will also need to show photo ID.**

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  • “This is Fine” – New Approaches to Hardware Security

    Hey there, Downtown NYC Tech friends! It’s been too long since our last gathering, so we’re kicking off a new and improved meetup series in April. On April 17th at 6pm we’ll take over Telstra’s office on 40 Wall Street. The view alone is worth the trip! The vibe will be (as always) informal and yet serious: we’re interested in digging into real issues (technical and otherwise) while fostering a networking environment that helps us move forward as professionals and as a community. The topic for the night is around new approaches to security, with a special focus on the lowest level of the stack (think firmware, SEV, SGX, and secure enclaves!). We’ve invited two super experienced technical co-founders - who are also CTO’s - to lead the conversation, demonstrate new approaches, and answer your questions. Program 6:00 - 6:20 - Social & Mingle 6:20 - 6:30 - Kickoff, Community Announcements, and Intros 6:30 - 7:00 - “Secure Deployments of Sensitive Applications without Worrying about the Infrastructure” (Yan Michalevsky, CTO & Co-founder at Anjuna Security) 7:00 - 7:30 - “Secure Identity to Control the Edge and Enforce Data Sovereignty and Compliance” (Rod Schultz, Chief Products Officer at Rubicon Labs) 7:30 - 8:00 - Questions / Social / Wrap-up Speaker Bios: Yan is the CTO and Co-founder at Anjuna Security . He graduated with a Ph.D. from Stanford University, where his research focused on applied security and privacy. Formerly, he was an engineering team-lead, and a software engineer at several companies, accumulating over 15 years of industry experience. Rod is the Chief Products Officer at Rubicon Labs. He began his career building Internet technology as a software engineer for Cisco. Rod holds a BS in Applied Computer Science from the University of North Carolina and a Certificate of Excellence in Business from UC Berkeley. He holds eight patents with several more pending. **Attendees, please note that you will need to RSVP ahead of time for this event so we may provide an attendance list to security. You will also need to show photo ID.**

  • Cloud Native in The Datacenter: Why, How & Who

    **PLEASE NOTE: You need to use the code 2020# in the elevator before pressing the button for the 20th floor** Join us for ​​an ​​interactive ​​session ​about the success stories, failures, rationales and in-the-trenches challenges when running cloud native in private or non "public cloud" datacenters. This means bare metal, colocation, private clouds, special hardware or networking setups, compliance and security focused deployments. Our lightning talk presenters and panelists will talk about successes, current initiatives within the community to enable these types of deployments and work left to be done to make cloud native platforms truly portable. Make sure to register at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cloud-native-in-the-datacenter-why-how-and-who-tickets-38444092315) if you plan to attend! $2 reservation fee, returnable at the door. ---------------- 5:45-6:45 Check In, Networking, Cocktails & Appetizers 6:45-7:15 Opening Lightning Talks "State of the CNCF Landscape" - Dan Kohn, CNCF Executive Director "Bloomberg’s Cloud Native on Bare Metal Story" - Steven Bower, Search and Data Science Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg LP 7:20-8:00 Panel & Q/A - Zac Smith - CEO at Packet (Moderator) - Raj Dutt - CEO at Grafana Labs - Sarah Walker - VP, Engineering Head at White Ops - Sam Kottler - Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at GitHub 8:00-8:30 Closing Lightning Talks "Hyper Scale Kubernetes and Cloud Native Networking - Asaf Wachtel, VP at Mellanox "The Ultimate in Cloud-Native: Serverless on Bare Metal" - Amir Halfon, VP Strategic Solutions at Iguazio

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  • Performance Testing 101 - Methodologies & Tools

    This is the first of a 4 part hands on meetup series focused on benchmarking performance and troubleshooting the hardware that makes the internet run: servers. Not for the faint hearted, come prepared to get your hands dirty at MongoDB's offices. The What? The overall goal of the presentation is to help attendees think about what performance means to different individuals and stakeholders, and how to best approach tackling a performance problem when an end user or customer raises an issue. Since every situation is unique, we’ll focus on the types of questions to ask and the methodologies to employ, rather than the specific ways to handle individual issues. After the presentation, which will conclude with Q+A and a short break, attendees will log-in to pre-provisioned systems which will allow them to become familiar with some basic toolsets. For this first session, the exercise will revolve around basic Linux networking utilities, as well as some basic NFS server performance benchmarking. Exercises are geared towards those who have some knowledge of the Unix command line, however lab assistance will be available to beginners and novices alike. Bring your laptop because there will be a lab component. Packet (https://www.packet.net/) will be providing the infrastructure. Please sign up on our portal before the meetup. We will add 10$ of credit to everyone's account in order to complete the lab using our Type 0. (Assumption is that all attendees will have an SSH client (putty on windows) so they can access a provisioned host) And of course there will be pizza, beer, and networking!! 6:00pm - Intro 6:30pm - Break/Networking 6:45pm - Lab 7:30pm - Networking/Food The Who? Andy Pernsteiner, Igneous - Andy is a Field Product Engineer for Igneous ( http://www.igneous.io/ ), where he helps customers craft solutions which leverage Igneous' unique capabilities. This includes 3rd party integration, custom development, and working with Ops teams to keep their workflows and data-driven pipelines running smoothly. Prior to Igneous, he spent 2 years running the technical Field Enablement team for MapR Technologies, a leading Hadoop and Data Platform provider. Andy also spent eight years at Isilon Systems in various roles, including escalations, delivery, and finally as the Principal Systems Engineer lead for Eastern North America. Andy currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. When not staring at screens of varying size, he enjoys road bicycling, hiking, and (attempting) home improvement projects. Special thanks to MongoDB ( https://www.mongodb.com/) for hosting us! ***Be sure to stop by the front desk. They'll have the list of attendees***

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  • Data In 2017: Containerized Databases & Private S3 Clouds

    Lululemon Athletica Hub Seventeen

    We're talking about data during this month's meetup! Learn more about storing data in containers from experts at Portworx ( https://portworx.com ) and dive into how Igneous ( https://igneous.io ) went about architecting their private cloud service for unstructured data. The what? • 6:00pm - Portworx ( https://portworx.com ) out of SF is flying down to discuss best practices for persistent container data and infrastructure automation • 6:45pm - Igneous ( https://igneous.io ) will talk about their on-prem IaaS for handling unstructured data. Including the how & why! • 7:30pm - Networking, pizza, & beer! Like all our meetups we want you to come away with new information and connections! The who? • Andy Pernsteiner, Igneous - Andy is a Field Product Engineer for Igneous ( http://www.igneous.io/ ), where he helps customers craft solutions which leverage Igneous' unique capabilities. This includes 3rd party integration, custom development, and working with Ops teams to keep their workflows and data-driven pipelines running smoothly. Prior to Igneous, he spent 2 years running the technical Field Enablement team for MapR Technologies, a leading Hadoop and Data Platform provider. Andy also spent eight years at Isilon Systems in various roles, including escalations, delivery, and finally as the Principal Systems Engineer lead for Eastern North America. Andy currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. When not staring at screens of varying size, he enjoys road bicycling, hiking, and (attempting) home improvement projects. • Jeff Silberman, Portworx - Jeff is global solutions architect at Portworx, where his responsibilities include technical product management, technical marketing, technical account management, and hands-on integration for container schedulers (Mesos, Kubernetes, Rancher, Swarm) and automation frameworks (Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation). Previously, Jeff was a member of the original Cisco UCS Technical Marketing Team. Prior to Cisco, Jeff spent four years at NetApp in the Advanced Product Development Group, bringing some of the industry's first unified fabric solutions to market. Jeff has a BA in computer science from UC Berkeley. Special thanks to Lululemon and Hub Seventeen ( http://www.hubseventeennyc.com/ ) for hosting us!

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  • CRAFT COCKTAILS AND DEVOPS MINDSHARE

    Splash HQ

    NOTE : YOU NEED TO RSVP AT CRAFT.SPLASHTHAT.COM (http://craft.splashthat.com/) TO ATTEND Downtown NYC Tech Meetup is partnering with Tanteo Tequila & Splash to bring DevOps professionals together for some craft cocktails and formatted networking. THE FORMAT 1. GRAB A NAME TAG Document 2 problems you've recently dealt with as a DevOps professional 2. GRAB A COCKTAIL Our secret resident bartender will be serving up some artisanal cocktails 3. SHARE Discuss your name tag with other DevOps professionals SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS SPLASH (https://splashthat.com), TANTEO TEQUILA (http://tanteotequila.com), & PACKET (https://packet.net)

  • Out of Clutter, Find Simplicity

    Location visible to members

    What we're doing... • Drinking beer • Eating pizza • Meeting like-minded people • Learning about simplifying application deployment with tools like ContainerShip (https://www.containership.io/) and Flynn (https://flynn.io/) Who's presenting? • Phil Dougherty is co-founder and CEO of ContainerShip, the easiest way to orchestrate containerized applications and microservices across multiple cloud providers. Phil has been involved in web hosting and systems for over 10 years, leading teams at NYC-based hosting companies, as well as the leading mobile commerce provider for retailers. • Jonathan Rudenberg is CTO and co-founder of Flynn, an easy to use open source platform as a service that hosts apps and databases. Special thanks to Splash (https://splashthat.com/) for hosting!

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: How Hardware Still Matters

    Cornell Tech

    Enter near 16th street! Interested in performance and pushing the boundaries of your application? Intrigued by Intel vs ARM? Wondering about the benefits of SSL offload or high-performance NICs? To help us explore the topic, we've invited experts from Cavium, Mellanox, and DatArcs. Speakers Tejinder Singh, Director of Product Marketing for Cavium Crypto and Networks Security Solution will be discussing Liquid Security and Nitrox Adapters. A little more from Cavium: Cavium solutions have powered almost every load balancer, application delivery controller, IPS/IDS solution in the market. New market trends show data centers deploying their own load balancers or VPN solutions instead of buying expensive purpose-built appliances. Another trend shows solutions using hybrid cloud (Public and private) but that needs solutions to secure your data and the keys. Cavium will like to discuss such trends and new requirements that such trends have created and how Cavium’s new crypto solutions meet these new requirements. Tomer Morad, Co-founder & CEO of DatArcs, will talk about "The Era of Self-Tuning Servers". A little more from DatArcs: Servers today have hundreds of knobs that can be tuned for performance and energy efficiency. While some of these knobs can have a dramatic effect on these metrics, manually tuning them is a tedious task. It is very labor intensive, it requires a lot of expertise, and the tuned settings are only relevant for the hardware and software that were used in the tuning process. In addition to that, manual tuning can't take advantage of application phases that may each require different settings. In this presentation, we will talk about the concept of dynamic tuning and its advantages. We will also demo how to improve performance using manual tuning as well as dynamic tuning using DatArcs Optimizer. Other details will be released shortly including presentation topics, but expect serious data, benchmarking results, and hardware previews.

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