Past Meetup

Operators & Developers of Distributed Systems w/ Joseph Jacks and Luc Perkins

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Surf Incubator

999 Third Ave. Suite 700. Seattle, WA 98104 · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Bus, LINK, and about everything comes by here. Any questions, send us a message.

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Hello All!

This next meet has two great speakers lined up: Joseph Jacks and Luc Perkins. Here's a few links and information about each of our upcoming speakers for this meetup the respective talk descriptions!

Title: Joseph Talks about Tech
Speaker: Joseph
Description: We'll have more information on the specific details of Joseph's talk a little closer to the meetup date, but rest assured it'll be solid.

Title: Prometheus, Grafana, Kubernetes, and a Cassandra Cluster
Speaker: Luc Perkins
Description: Over the past few years, Prometheus has emerged as a best-of-breed OSS monitoring and observability solution. In this talk, I'll walk you through setting up a full-fledged Prometheus setup for a Cassandra cluster running on Kubernetes, including Grafana dashboards, Alertmanager notifications via Slack, and more.

More about Joseph

Joseph Jacks is the Founder and General Partner of OSS Capital. He is based in San Francisco and leads the US investing arm as well as global investment strategies.

Joseph is also the Co-Founder of Aljabr. Previously, Joseph was an EIR at Quantum Corporation in support of the Rook project which was subsequently donated to the CNCF (its first storage project) where he has also been involved (at the board level, in various committees and as an advisor) since inception. Joseph also founded KubeCon (now also run by the Linux Foundation's CNCF) while also building Kismatic, the first enterprise-focused commercial Kubernetes company (acquired by Apprenda). Over the preceding several years, Joseph worked at Mesosphere, Enstratius (acquired by Dell Software), TIBCO Software and Talend (on the founding field sales/engineering team as Talend was beginning to go to market in the US pre-IPO).

More about Luc

Luc has joined the tech industry a few years back after a foray in choral tunes and thrashing guitar virtuosity. Educated at Reed in Portland Oregon and then on to Duke where he wrapped up. Then back to Portlandia and then joined AppFog for a bit working in he platform as a service world before delving into the complexities of distributed databases at Basho. Having working with Luc there along with Eric Redmond I wasn't surprised to see Luc just release the 2nd edition of the Seven Databases in Seven Weeks book. Recently he also joined CNCF as a Developer Advocate after drifting through some time at Twitter and Streamli working on streaming & related distributed systems.


6:30pm Food & Conversations
7:00pm Introduction & Announcements
7:10pm First Talk - More information will be posted in the next few days.
7:40pm Short Break.
7:45pm Second Talk - More information will be posted in the next few days.
8:25pm We'll wrap up the talks.
8:30pm After meetup drinks & conversation.


Bus - Almost every King County Metro Seattle Bus, plus Community Transit, and many Sound Transit Buses travel nearby this location, most on 3rd Street. The location is located between Madison and Marion.

LINK - A great way if you board anywhere along the line, just get off at either the Pioneer Square or University Station stops (NOT University District stop). The meetup space is ~2 blocks away.

Helicopter - If you've got it, you know where you're going. Not the most convenient though, since most of the helipads are blocks away.

Ferry - The ferry terminal is ~3, maybe ~4 blocks away depending on the zig zag from the terminal.

Uber/Lyft - Sure, if you gotta, they'll dump you out close to the front door.

Taxis - What?

Car Parking - So there's parking all over the city, but it goes the way it goes. However if you park in the building you can get a voucher from the SURF Incubator crew for $5 bucks (if it's after 5pm, if you arrive earlier than that it's probably $6,666 dollars or something).