• Unconference - Cloud Foundry Summit North America 2019 in Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania Convention Center

    The planned schedule for the evening: Room 126A • Introduction, sponsor lightning talks • Open space nomination, voting, scheduling • Food and beer, networking • Talks and open space • Cloud Foundry themed game ------------------ • Sponsor Talk from SAP - 'Cloud Foundry at Scale' by Jens Huesken Our Cloud Foundry Foundations have grown over the last years and are amongst the biggest foundations in the industry. The deployments cover the major hyperscalers and SAP datacenters world-wide which means we need streamlined processes for keeping those up-to-date. With the above mentioned growth came some challenges, one example is the scaling of components within a foundation. Jens is going to talk about experiences and respective challenges while outlining possible solution approaches and opportunities of collaboration within the CF Community. • Sponsor Talks from Pivotal 'Do the right thing: A quick dive on how and why we’re working to make PCF accessible' by Raquel Breternitz PCF has come a long way since 2013, and with it has come a greater demand for it to be usable by a diverse group of users with a large spectrum of disabilities. I’ll be talking about my efforts alongside the AppsManager team to make our products more accessible across PCF, and how it’s going to help us build more innovative and viable software products. 'A new lens - reframing the talent gap' by Prity Patel Much research has been done in identifying an upcoming talent gap, particularly in the tech community. Training is the preferred solution to address the skills shortage, though perhaps it's time to put on a new lens and reframe the skills we are looking for, the ways we're searching and how we're hiring. • Sponsor Talk from Stark & Wayne by James Hunt 'Disaster Recovery Is Just A Surprise Migration: Using Your Data Protection System to Relocate to That Shiny New Data Center.' ------------------ • Talk #1 'Runtime issues are Jenga, Knowledge is here to Support.' by Roshni Champati from Pivotal Building apps and services on a Cloud Foundry Foundation is often like a game of Jenga because of the unforseen challenges. Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Knowledge Base is where we proactively publish solutions to issues our customers face. Have you checked the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Knowledge Base? Come and play a game of Jenga with us. • Talk #2 'Service governance in production-ready containerized Cloud Foundry with Istio' by Gong Zhang and Enrique Encalada from IBM Containerized Cloud Foundry (CF) turns traditional CF components into micro-services in the Kubernetes(K8s) world. This approach embraces the benefits that K8s brings and also opens up opportunities to manage CF services. Istio, a mature service mesh solution, provides complete abilities for behavioral insights and operational control over the service mesh. In this topic, we will take IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment (CFEE) as an example, to share our experiences about how we adopt Istio into CFEE and utilize Istio to improve operational insights and resolve operation pain points from real world, for example, observing components interactions during application staging, A/B testing and canary upgrade for CF components and failure recovery under workload etc. • Talk #3 'Release Engineering as a Service - the art of integrating with K8s and Cloud Foundry' by Maryam Labib and Ramya Shenoy from Pivotal We're missing opportunities to improve and optimise the software integration process. This lack of focus can decrease code quality, mask incompatibility between components, and frustrate users that seek reliable release cadence. In this talk, two creative engineers will tell the story of how their team built ‘Release Engineering as a Service’ in order to tackle slow release cycles and endless bug reports. The aim of the talk is to help open source contributors understand how small changes to their integration process can have an enormous impact on how fast their favourite features get delivered.

  • Unconference - CF Summit EU 2018 in Basel

    Congress Center Basel

    Meet the CF community on the evening before the CF Summit EU 2018 starts Ground-Floor - Room: Boston 1-3 The current schedule for the evening: • 6:00pm - Introduction, sponsor lightning talks • Talk #1 - 'Reliability Engineering for Humans' by Hannah Foxwell [@HannahFoxwell] from Pivotal • Talk #2 - 'Why is my Java app so slow? Troubleshooting with the Elastic APM Java Agent and ELK' by Toni Stjepanovic from Swisscom • Talk #3 - 'Three Reasons to use Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry Together’ by Jeff Hobbs from SUSE • Talk #4 - 'Gardener – The Kubernetes Botanist' by Jens Huesken from SAP • 6:40pm - Open space nomination, voting, scheduling • 6:50pm - Food and beer, networking • 7:20pm - Talks and open space • Talk #5 - 'Let's Talk Tech Talks: A meta-discussion about getting started with tech talks' by Denise Yu [@deniseyu21] from Pivotal • Talk #6 - 'Killing Productivity as fast as possible' by Sven Schmidt [@ShalahAllier] from anynines • Talk #7 - 'Freedom to make mistakes' by Sapphire Mason-Brown [@saphmb] from EngineerBetter • Talk #8 - 'BOSH: New, noteworthy and upcoming changes' by Marco Voelz from SAP • Talk #9 - 'Ultimate Guide to UAA' by Dr Nic [@drnic] from Stark & Wayne • 9:00pm - Cloud Foundry themed game --------------- Talk details: Talk #1 by Hannah Foxwell from Pivotal Abstract of the talk: One of the tenets of HumanOps is that the health and wellbeing of human operators impacts the reliability of the systems they support. We all instinctively know this to be true but sadly there are still people in our community suffering from sleep deprivation, alert fatigue and burnout. In this talk we'll be looking at Site Reliability Engineering Practices through a human lens. What are the benefits for the engineer holding the pager? We'll hear stories from a number of organisations about what practices made the greatest impact to their team, and how they are healthier as a result. ------- Talk #2 - by Toni Stjepanovic from Swisscom Abstract of the talk: It is probably one of the most frequent questions in every Cloud Operators support ticketing system: "My App is slow, can you do anything about it?". This talk will show how clients can collect relevant data from their Java systems and investigate it in case of degraded performance or other incidents. As Cloud Foundry does not provide application insights out of the box, this helps separating issues related to the application from actual cloud troubles. ------- Talk #3 - by Jeff Hobbs from SUSE Abstract of the talk: With the explosive growth of the application container market, it's easy to understand why some see Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry as competitive projects. Some Kubernetes users even consider Cloud Foundry to be unnecessary. However, while there is some functional overlap between the two, they ultimately serve complementary purposes that work toward the same common goal. By taking approaches that leverage both projects, organizations make it easier to manage their entire cloud environment. Jeff will present three reasons to consider using Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry together. ------ Talk #4 - by Jens Huesken Abstract of the talk: Many Open Source tools offer help in creating and updating Kubernetes clusters. However, with a growing number of clusters managing and keeping them up-to-date gets harder and harder. That is the focus of project Gardener. SAP uses Gardener to manage Kubernetes Clusters as a Service and lay the foundation for Kubernetes based products. Jens will provide more details on the project and show you how easy it is to create new clusters using Gardener.