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Looking deep into your Logs with Grafana

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Looking deep into your Logs with Grafana


We are excited to announce the March meetup scheduled for Wednesday March 17th.

There'll be 2 presentations on Container Security and Kubernetes Logging:

*Looking deep into logs with Grafana
*Kubernetes Security Best Practices

1st Presentation:
Looking deep into logs with Grafana

Love them or hate them, application logs are a huge part of the world today, as well as a multi billion dollar industry. Logs are used for analytics, auditing, security, and many other machine/automation driven uses. These use cases drive us towards structured logging to make things easier to store and process. But what about the humans that read these logs, the operators and developers who use logs every day? Anyone who's attempted to scroll through a thousand lines of JSON can tell you JSON is not for humans.

Come join Edward Welch as he talks through his experiences both as a developer writing logs and a developer working on the log aggregation application from Grafana called Loki. You will walk away with a better understanding of the trends pushing us towards structured logs, the pros and cons of different approaches, how solutions like Loki can ease some of your logging burdens, and what we can do to help make logs work for both machines and humans alike.

We will also do a deeper dive into Loki for those who aren't familiar and would like to know more, including how it's built to scale from a single binary to a cloud native massively scalable log aggregation system built from day 1 to run in Kubernetes.

Speaker Bio: Edward Welch

2nd Presentation:
Kubernetes Security Best Practices

As more and more applications are migrated to Kubernetes -based clusters, there is a need to ensure that those applications are deployed with security best practices in mind. The attack surface of Microservices applications deployed unto Kubernetes clusters are large so the DevOps teams must ensure that they are well vested in the security framework for Kubernetes based platforms. In this series of talks, I will explore the different aspects of Kubernetes based applications.

Speaker Bio
Damian Igbe is one of the organizers of Kubernetes and CloudNative North Dallas. Damian holds a PhD in Computer science and he is the CTO of Cloud Technology Experts, a Cloud training and Cloud consulting company. Damian obtained his CKA (Certified Kubernetes Administrator) back in 2016 and has been a Microservices/Kubernetes Instructor since then. Damian has a wealth of experience in Kubernetes and the cloud-native ecosystem.

6:30 - 6:45 - Social
6:45 - 6:55 - Club Business
6:55 - 7:30 - Looking deep into logs with Grafana
7:30 - 8:30 - Kubernetes Security Best Practices
8.30 - 8.35 - Social/Wrap-up

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