IBM Developer Hosts the Microservices NYC Meetup!

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** Our very own, Mofi Rahman will be presenting at the October 15th Microservices NYC meetup. **

If you'd like to keep up with the Microservices NYC meetup, you can join them here:

On this night, there will be two tech talks presented by Mofi & Eddie on securing and properly networking your Kebernetes cluster.

6:00pm - Doors Open, Food and Drinks, Networking

6:30pm - Tech Talk: "Kubernetes Security Jumpstart"

7:15pm - Tech Talk: "Isle of Cats : Kubernetes Networking Revealed"

8:30pm - Wrap up and Networking

Talk #1 Abstract:

Kubernetes makes it possible to run containerized application at scale. It solves many problems of microservice architecture by abstracting away things like container deployment, container-to-container communication, load balancing. While Kubernetes is great at it many things, it seems to be lacking in terms of security. It has some security features but in most respect it is not production grade security, at least not by default.

If you are thinking about or already started with Kubernetes for your production workload, there are some steps you could follow to make sure your environments sand applications is secure.

In this talk we will discuss some best practices for Kubernetes security. From container image to secret management, we will try to cover it all. And after this talk hopefully we will all be in a better position to harden and secure our Kubernetes cluster.

About the Presenter

Mofizur Rahman (@moficodes) is a Developer Advocate at IBM. His area of interests include container orchestration, micro services and blockchain. His favorite programming language these days is Go. He also tinkers with Node, Python and Java. He is also learning and teaching in the Go, Kubernetes and Hyperledger Fabric community. He is a strong believer of the power open source and importance of giving back to the community. He is a self proclaimed sticker collecting addict and has collected several box full of stickers with no signs of stopping. He dabbles in photography sometimes.

He writes tech blogs at NYCDEV medium page which can be found on

Talk #2 Abstract:

Kubernetes networking plug-ins and frameworks are necessary and integral to running K8s. This talk will explain how the two most common frameworks: Flannel and Calico work underneath the hood. Once we understand these basics we can then show some best practices and solutions to common gotchas with the goal of increasing the speed and reliability of your Kubernetes networking plane.

Eddie Esquivel, Senior Solutions Engineer at Tigera

Eddie Esquivel is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Tigera and has been working in technology for the last 20 years - first as a developer more recently as a Solutions Engineer. Over the last few years he’s been focused on the Kubernetes space with experience at CoreOS and now Tigera. In his spare time he enjoys exploring New York City with his wife.