Speaker: Brendan Burns

Co-Founder of the Kubernetes Open Source Project & Distinguished Engineer @Microsoft
QCon

Brendan Burns is a Distinguished Engineer in Microsoft Azure and co-founder of the Kubernetes open source project. In Azure he leads teams that focus on containers, open source and devops, including the Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Resource Manager, Service Fabric and Azure Linux teams. He also has contributed many significant pieces of code to the Kubernetes project, including most recently work on client libraries for working with the Kubernetes API. He has been involved in open source for more than two decades, over that time he has acted as maintainer for projects as diverse as the JMeter load testing tool, the DroidDraw WYSiWYG designer for Android and the port of the Quake II to Linux. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BA in Studio Art and Computer Science from Williams College.

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Proposed Tracks

  • Trouble-Shooting in Production

  • Disrupting Technology on Wall Street

  • Resilience vs Failure in Architecture

  • The Weeds of Distributed File Systems

  • Organizational Agility

  • Product & Customer Focused Teams

  • Just Culture (Blameless Culture)

  • Modern CS in the Real World

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

  • Machine Learning and AI in the New Decade

  • Evolving Java - Including K8s/Containers, Kotlin and Impact on AOT

  • Ethical Considerations in Software

  • Microservices and Scalability

  • Container Slinging

  • Native Compilation Is Back (A Look at Non-Vm Compilation Targets)