Unikernels - What Are They Good For?
Note: WE ARE MEETING AT CIVIC HALL!! We'll need names, and you will need IDs. RSVP will open Wednesday June 1st, 2016, 4:30pm.
This talk will present a brief overview of current methods of computing as well as the basics of unikernels. We'll then work through an example that demonstrates the benefits of using libraries this way, going from local development through to considering deployment. Such approaches will be important for things like IoT software development and distributed systems.
There will be plenty of time for questions!
Join us afterwards at Jake's Saloon where we'll continue the discussion over drinks and/or food. Jake's Saloon is located at 206 W. 23rd Street.
Amir Chaudhry works at Docker to make unikernels accessible to developers everywhere, and is the Community Manager for MirageOS. Most of his time is spent on open source efforts and he's a big fan of automation to maximise developer impact. In previous lives he led operations at a medical device start-up, created a seed investing programme, and been a board observer. Amir also has a diverse academic background with an MSci in Physics and a PhD in Neuroscience. When not working on unikernels, Amir is probably looking at the sky and wondering when he can next go skydiving.