Chaos Reigns, Debugging Microservices & K8s as Code

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Hello NYC Kubernauts!

We’re very excited about our June event - ASAPP has invited us to take in the city from the 80th floor of One World Trade Center! This means you’ll want to bring a government issued ID and match your meetup profile name with it. We can vouch the view here is all kinds of gorgeous, and totally worth it.

Come for the view but stay for the talks - we have a great talk lined up from the Solo.io folks, about Chaos Debugging for Microservices. In the parlance of Prophet Hightower, it will be extra dope.

Scott Scranton will present about how distributed microservices introduce new challenges: failure modes are harder to anticipate and resolve. In this session, he’ll present a “Chaos Debugging” framework enabled by three open source projects: Gloo Shot, Squash, and Loop to help increase microservices’ “immunity” to issues.

Joe Duffy, the CEO of Pulumi, will give a talk about Repeatable, Reliable, Debuggable Deployments with Kubernetes as Code. ​Kubernetes deployments today too often ​entail slamming 1,000s of lines of hard to understand YAML, sometimes Go templated with Helm charts, against the API server, and then sitting back, tailing logs, and hoping everything goes as planned. Often they do not, and debugging what went wrong is difficult. In this talk, we'll see how using infrastructure as code, applied to Kubernetes configuration, can help understand, test, verify, and debug your configuration when things go wrong.
Dope dope dope!

SPONSORED: Thanks to NetApp for ongoing support and ASAPP for hosting the group this month!

Are you a local member interested in presenting to the group? Submit your talk here: https://goo.gl/forms/RaoYMClioVUgeSJt1

AGENDA

6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - Scott Cranton, Solo.io
7:45 - 8:15 - Joe Duffy, Pulumi
8:15 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up

SPEAKER BIOS

Scott Cranton is the Director of Customer Success at Solo.io focusing on helping their users and customers quickly adopt and smoothly operate API Gateways and Service Mesh related technologies. Prior to Solo.io, Scott was in a variety of sales engineering and management roles at RedHat, FuseSource, Oracle and BEA. You can find him online @scottcranton

Joe Duffy is CEO of Pulumi, a Seattle startup making it easier for teams to program the cloud. Before Pulumi, Joe held leadership roles at Microsoft in the Developer Division, Operating Systems Group, and Microsoft Research. Most recently Joe was Director for Engineering and Technical Strategy for Microsoft's developer tools, leading key technical architecture initiatives, in addition to managing the groups building the C#, C++, Visual Basic, and F# languages, IoT, and all Visual Studio IDE, compiler, and static analysis services. Joe initiated efforts to take .NET open source and cross-platform, and was instrumental in Microsoft's overall open source transformation. Joe has over 20 years of professional software experience, has written 2 books, and still loves to code. You may find Joe online @funcOfJoe

LOCATION / INSTRUCTIONS

We’ll be hosting at One World Trade Center, which is a building that takes security seriously. You’ll want to insure you arrive with a government issued ID, and that your meetup profile name matches that ID, as that is what we’ll be sharing with the front-desk as our attendee list.

The meetup map is a little glitchy, so the actual address is:
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
80th FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10007

You’ll want to use one of the SIDE entrances to join us at the meetup. There should be side entrances on the Fulton St side or the Vesey St. If you find yourself inside of the One World Observatory with a big line of tourists, you’re in the wrong place. Exit and find an entrance from Fulton or Vesey.