Track: Containers: From Dev to Prod


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Containers came to prominence a couple of years ago with the promise of portability, flexibility and rapid deployments. They remain a hot topic in the industry and there are several success stories of companies deriving business value from the use of containers; especially in the area of developer experience. At the same time, container technology and the surrounding ecosystem are evolving very rapidly, which makes it difficult to assess its readiness for production use.

In this track, we will hear from practitioners who are leveraging containers as part of their software delivery processes for a better developer experience, simplified operations, efficient resource utilization, or all of the above. Speakers will share their experiences in tackling the complex challenges around CI/CD, scheduling and orchestration, service discovery, monitoring etc. and what it takes to truly reap the benefits of container technology.

Track Host:
Sangeeta Narayanan
Director of Engineering @Netflix
Sangeeta leads the Edge Developer Experience team at Netflix, whose mission is to ensure that engineers are focused on providing the best possible video streaming experience for millions of people around the world. She and her team accomplish this by building world class tools to enable a simplified developer experience and enhanced operational visibility at cloud scale. Sangeeta has held varying roles at companies large and small, including Test Engineering, Sales Engineering, Consulting and Leadership. Her passion for simplifying the process of developing and operating software has been the common theme across all those experiences.
10:35am - 11:25am

by Sharma Podila
Software Engineer @Netflix & Creator of Fenzo Extensible Scheduler

by Andrew Spyker
Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Customers from over all over the world streamed Forty Two Billion hours of Netflix content last year. Various Netflix batch jobs and an increasing number of service applications use containers for their processing. In this talk Netflix will present a deep dive on the motivations and the technology powering container deployment on top of the AWS EC2 service. The talk will cover our approach to cloud resource management and scheduling with the open source Fenzo library, along with details on...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Richard Kasperowski
Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness

Open Space
1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Jessie Frazelle
Security @Mesosphere, Former @Docker Maintainer

This talk will cover the differences between application sandboxes and containers. The most well known sandbox is Chrome, for providing "hard guarantees about what ultimately a piece of code can or cannot do no matter what its inputs are". At its core, the Linux Chrome sandbox uses namespaces along with seccomp and other native features to provide these guarantees. Containers are composed of the same primitives.

Containers are...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by David Xia
Software Engineer @Spotify

Spotify adopted container technology early on and built its own OSS framework for container orchestration called Helios. Not only do containers run many critical systems at Spotify, they also improve and accelerate development. We run containerized integration tests close to 400 times a day.

This talk covers how our Helios testing framework drives integration tests and spins up entirely self-contained environments during test...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Adrian Trenaman
SVP Engineering, HBC Digital / Gilt & Commiter Apache Karaf

It's been almost three years since Gilt embarked on adopting containers, first using LXC in our physical data-centre in Japan, and then adopting Docker on a mix of physical hardware and virtual machines in Amazon. We've used Docker for continuous, repeatable, immutable deployments of our applications and services; we've used Docker for repeatable build systems, we've also used Docker as a foundational part of the distributed job system 'SunDial' that powers our...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Michael Venezia
Principal Architect @Viacom

Is your organization ready for containers but does not know where to start? Or do you have many groups dabbling with containers and want to combine efforts? Containers have been the game changer sought by many developers, but some rules are still needed; in particular are the human aspects.

We will discuss an approach that can deliver a container-friendly environment while also fostering cooperation throughout the organization...


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