Meet up

Kubernetes April

Thursday, 12th April in London

This meetup was organised by Kubernetes london in April 2018


Let's celebrate the arrival of the spring [rain] the best way possible: Kubernetes Meetup! We will kick off the night with a trio of speakers: James Strachan, James Rawlings and Rob Davies, the project leads for Jenkins X, an open source CI/CD solution for modern cloud applications on Kubernetes. As you would expect: they will talk about all cool things you can do with Jenkins X on K8s. We will move on to a talk given by Andrea Wong, DevOps consultant, currently working on a PaaS project leveraging K8s at M&S. She will tell us all about extending K8s API. Expect to hear lots about CRDs and API aggregation. After a short break we will kick off the second part of the evening with a short talk by James Lawrence who will talk about cloud provider migration. We will finish the night with a talk by Apurva "Apu" Chitnis, from Apu will talk about project kEdge: Kubernetes Edge Proxy. In a Cloud Native world which swarms with all kinds of proxies, this one makes for a really interesting addition. Don't miss it!

James Strachan, James Rawlings and Rob Davies, CI/CD with Jenkins X on Kubernetes

After a couple of introductory slides we will demonstrate how to get stuff done with Jenkins X. We will show how to setup your own Jenkins X based CI/CD system in the cloud with OOTB integration for Helm, Chartmuseum and Monocular, how to use automated provisioning to testing, staging, ephemeral and production environments via helm charts and GitOps and much much more

James Rawlings

I work on Jenkins X building next gen CI/CD platform on Kubernetes. Automating the world one pipeline at a time.

James Strachan

James Strachan created the Groovy programming language and Apache Camel and was one of the founders of these open source projects: Apache ActiveMQ, Apache ServiceMix, fabric8 and hawtio. James is currently Senior Consulting Software Engineer at Red Hat and has more than 20 years experience in enterprise software development with a background in finance, consulting, and middleware. He also loves microservices.

Rob Davies

Rob Davies is the Director of Engineering for FUSE, the open source division of Progress Software. FUSE delivers certified, productized and supported versions of Apache ServiceMix, ActiveMQ, CXF and Camel for use in enterprise IT organisations.

Extending Kubernetes API

CRDs or Aggregated APIs? In this talk we are going to look at the differences between CRDs and Aggregated APIs, the pros and cons of each, and why we chose to go down the CRD road at M&S.

Andrea Wong

DevOps consultant, currently plying her trade at M&S. She enjoys all things Linux, K8s, and get Go-ing. When she is not working, she can be found busy conquering the world in Civilisation over a few glasses of nice dessert wine, or out wandering with her camera.

Migrating Cloud Providers and Orchestrators

At Nutmeg we’re migrating cloud providers, schedulers and secret management tool. In this talk we will cover where we are now and where we aim to be in 6/12 months.

James Lawrence

James is currently Head of DevOps at Nutmeg. He has previously worked. He enjoys container technologies, automation and long distance cycling.

Kubernetes Edge Proxy

Kedge is an open-source tool developed at Improbable that solves the problem of cross-cluster communication. It allows services in different clusters to talk to one another securely and easily, with minimal user-configuration or deployment complexity.

Check out kEdge here

Apurva "Apu" Chitnis

Apu is a SW Engineer at Improbable, working on the Infrastructure team. He helps build a world-class platforms for running massive online multiplayer games. He enjoys networking, K8s, and building distributed systems.

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