#MarkhamDevOps Kubernetes: Google and Chef

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179 Enterprise Blvd

179 Enterprise Blvd · Markham, ON

How to find us

We will be hosting our first meetup at the Densify office in Markham. Specifically, it will take place in the kitchen. The entrance to the building faces North and is the same door you'd take into the Scotia. Please take the elevator to floor 4.

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Markham DevOps welcomes you to its first meetup and a night of containers! We're lucky enough to be hosting two guest speakers, Almond Au from Google Cloud and Colin Wood from Chef.

Almond will kick off our night at 7pm, speaking about Kubernetes. Learn how open source Kubernetes extends best practices and fills specific gaps in virtualization and container technology, and how using it can help you master application performance, bolster security, and build for scale.

Colin will follow around 7:40 and will take on achieving velocity through continuous automation. How managing our complete stack as code allows us to deliver more value, faster, with less risk.

There will be food and drink provided! There is also ample free parking, both in the underground garage located on the South side of the Movie Theatre and multiple outdoor lots.

Almond Au
Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

Almond works with Google Cloud clients & partners to design, deploy, and scale applications in the cloud. He has also helped deliver a number of technical events with Google like Code Jam (Google's coding competition) and Google Cloud Relay - a 1-day coast to coast Canadian cloud hackathon. Prior to Google, Almond held senior systems engineering roles at Commvault and Seagate, and held a number of technical roles at IBM where he worked in architecture, database, and networking. Almond holds a master of engineering degree from Ryerson University in Toronto.

Colin Wood
Solution Architect, Chef

Colin is a Solution Architect @Chef where he focuses on helping companies achieve velocity through continuous automation. He started his career teaching high school mathematics and computer science, later moving into the IT world. Since then he has worked as a business analyst, solution architect, developer, trainer, consultant, manager, and speaker. Colin has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for government, big pharma, financial services, and large system integrators. Outside the office, Colin enjoys coaching basketball and traveling.