AtlantaPHP September 2019 Meeting

This is a past event

15 people went


600 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1460 · Atlanta, GA

How to find us

Take I-285 to Cobb Parkway/US-41. Go south & turn left on Akers Mill Rd. At the 2nd traffic light, go left into Cobb Galleria, then an immediate left into the parking garage. Enter the 600 bldg & tell security you're there for AtlantaPHP, 14th floor.

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PRESENTATION: Taking The Helm: Diving Into Kubernetes For LAMP Stacks

Presentation by Chris Forrence, Lead Software Engineer, OxBlue

By themselves, containers offer benefits for making sure a development environment represents a production environment, but that doesn’t necessarily translate back into having a replicable production environment that can scale up. That’s where container orchestration technology shines, such as the open-source Kubernetes.

In today's talk, we'll be doing an overview of Kubernetes, why it may be a good solution for your use-case (or not), and we'll go through the steps to spin up a Kubernetes cluster that'd be an alternative to a typical LAMP setup!

About Chris: Chris Forrence, a Lead Software Engineer at OxBlue, has worked for eight years as a full-stack software engineer, starting in Java and transitioning to PHP in 2012. When he's not at work, he might be maintaining his container garden, spending time with his two cats, or live-coding on Twitch! Follow Chris on Twitter at

New Meeting Feature: Open Spaces! We're going to continue with a new discussion format among attendees. Please come with some questions or discussion topics in mind. The group will vote on suggestions and we'll cover things, based on interest, in a rotating panel style. Come share your expertise!

Map Link: (parking deck entrance, 600 building is due north of the deck)

SPECIAL NOTE: There will be a Braves game on this night, so there will be people monitoring the parking deck entrances. You will need to say you are coming to a meeting at ShootProof to be allowed to park (and also mention it to building security, as always.) It is best to arrive no later than 7pm.

Food provided by AtlantaPHP.