Past Meetup

Sam Newman: What Is This Cloud Native Thing Anyway?

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Knowit at Sundtkvartalet

Lakkegatan 53 · Oslo

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The entry is next to Vintage Kitchen

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We will serve food from 17:00. Presentation starts at 17:30.

In February OSWA is happy to present Sam Newman who will share his knowledge about Microservices with a talk exploring what the hell Cloud Native means

Sam has found himself spending much of the past few years dealing with buzzword-heavy areas of technology, trying to come to terms with what it all means. From DevOps, to Microservices, serverless and now Cloud Native. So many of these terms mean different things to different people. In an effort to try and set us up with a common understanding of what Cloud Native is, Sam will be taking us on a whistle-stop tour through the history leading up to Cloud Native, and try and synthesise what it is, and why it’s important.

From the emergence of public cloud to the all consuming hype around Kubernetes, from 12 factors to servlerless, Sam will pull all these strands together to help us understand how everything is related, everything is new, and everything is old all at the same time.

Sam Newman

Sam Newman is interested in technology at the intersection of things, from development, to ops, to security, usability and organisations. After over a decade at ThoughtWorks he is now an independent consultant. Sam is the author of "Building Microservices" from O'Reilly. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world, and another in the IT operations space. If you asked him what he does, he’d say ‘I work with people to build better software systems’.

Sam has written a book about Microservices and in Oslo this summer he spoke at NDC 2017.