NYCK8s is finally headed over the bridge! We're excited to venture over to the beautiful, and conveniently located, United Technologies Digital Accelerator space in DUMBO.
First up, we'll be hearing from Cleveland Flowe, an engineer at UT supporting their data science and analytics products. Cleveland will take us through United Technology Digital Accelerator's journey moving from virtual servers to Kubernetes at Amazon(EKS). He will also provide some information on using K8s to manage AWS costs.
Then, Charity Majors from Honeycomb.io will present on testing in production. TLDR : it's gotten a bad rap. Only production is production, and the only way to gain confidence in your code is to bake it in production over time and a range of workloads. Charity will detail how to do this responsibly — without impacting end users! She'll speak on a broad range of options from capture/replay to canaries, production load testing to chaos engineering, and the instrumentation-based observability that lets cluster admins sleep well at night.
SPONSORED: Big thanks to NetApp and United Technologies Digital Accelerator for their support.
Are you a local group member interested in presenting to the group? If so, please submit your talk at: https://goo.gl/forms/RaoYMClioVUgeSJt1
6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - Cleveland Flowe, UT Digital Accelerator
7:45 - 8:15 - Charity Majors, Honeycomb
8:15 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up
Charity is a former systems engineer and manager at Facebook, Parse, and Linden Lab, and the co-author of Database Reliability Engineering. "With distributed systems, you don't care about the health of the system, you care about the health of the event or the slice."
Cleveland is a Senior Manager, Infrastructure / DevOps at United Technologies.
The United Technologies Digital Accelerator has kindly volunteered to host the meetup this month. Due to security requirements at their facility, you will be asked to register and provide your complete first and last name as is seen on your government issued ID. Please bring your government issued ID to check in at the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
**Please Note:** The address is 55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. There is also a 55 Water St in Manhattan, but that is NOT the correct address for this event.
At its core, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is a global technology company that is intensely focused on serving customers across two major industries – aerospace and commercial buildings. To do that, UTC is constantly seeking new ways to add value to the customer experience and digital is a significant enabler to achieve that goal. Last year, UTC formed United Technologies Digital, a globally-connected community of experts that spans across all UTC businesses and is focused on accelerating the digitization of UTC and its respective industries. As part of this initiative, UTC launched the United Technologies Digital Accelerator in Brooklyn, NY. Through a design-led approach, the Digital Accelerator team applies its domain expertise to explore how data, analytics, and software can change the value that it creates for our customers and ultimately UTC as a whole.