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Past Presentations

Spotify Lessons: Learning to Let Go of Machines

Spotify is currently one of the most popular music streaming services in the world with over 100 million monthly active users. At Spotify, a team of 6 engineers maintains the machine provisioning and capacity fleet for all 150+ Spotify teams. This talk is going to tell the story of how...

James Wen Site Reliability Engineer @Spotify
Multi-host, Multi-network Persistent Containers

Containers are great vessels for your application’s ephemeral data, but what about the data that drives your business? It must survive containers coming and going, maintain its availability and reliability, and grow when you need it. In this talk, we will discuss strategies for working with...

Brian Bulkowski CTO and Co-Founder @Aerospike
Chick-Fil-A: Milking the Most Out of 1000's of K8s Clusters

Last year, I shared about how Internet of Things and Edge Compute are providing a new platform for Chick-fil-A to transform its in-restaurant operations, from the customer experience to kitchen automation. At that time, we were running Docker Swarm to manage our container-based microservices at...

Brian Chambers Enterprise Architect @ChickfilA
Caleb Hurd Site Reliability Engineer @ChickfilA
Forced Evolution: Shopify's Journey to Kubernetes

Shopify, in 2014, was one of the first large scale users of Docker in production. We ran 100% of our production web workers in hundreds of containers. We saw the value of containerization and aspired to also introduce a real orchestration layer. Fast forward two years to 2016, when instead we...

Niko Kurtti Production Engineer @Shopify
Containers at Web Scale Panel

Containers and container management platforms are becoming a standard part of many infrastructures. At Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Uber container technologies have been a large part of their infrastructures for many years. By leveraging these technologies, each company has seen improvements in...

Kenny Yu Software Engineer @Facebook
Victor Marmol Staff Software Engineer @Google
Andrew Leung Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Xiaojian Huang Engineer Manager @Uber
Wendy Dembowski Staff Software Engineer @Google
Control Planes: Designing Infrastructure for Rapid Iteration

As a small engineering team of 40 at Clever, we aim to focus all of our efforts on building feature depth and improve resiliency. As a company focussed on K-12 education, we want to maximize time working with our customers and not on building orchestration infrastructure. However, we also know...

Mohit Gupta Product Manager, Infrastructure @clever


Mohit Gupta Product Manager, Infrastructure @clever

Control Planes: Designing Infrastructure for Rapid Iteration

What is your field of working for today?

I've been at Clever for since the start (five and a half years while the company itself started around six years ago).  I joined as a software engineer, started focussed on infrastructure and security and also started the infrastructure team. Due to my tenure, I do end up dealing with things such as old database instances and the...

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Emma Haruka Iwao Senior Developer Advocate @GCPcloud

Introduction to gVisor: Sandboxed Linux Container Runtime

What’s the focus of the work you do today? You're an advocate, are you focused on talking about gVisor right now or what's your main focus?

I am focused on application development, specifically Ruby development, and working to deliver content for application developers to run their applications on cloud. I encourage application developers to use Google Cloud in addition to their current infrastructure by explaining why Google Cloud is efficient and secure on its own.

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Mike McGarr Manager of Developer Productivity @Netflix and Co-Host of the Productivity Engineering Silicon Valley Meetup

Better DevEx at Netflix: Polyglot and Containers

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Fei Guo Senior Staff Engineer in Alibaba Container Platform Group

Alibaba Container Platform Infrastructure - a Kubernetes Approach

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm currently working on Alibaba Container Platform team, focusing on the integration of the Kubernetes including extending it for our workloads and needs in terms of creating new controllers making the Scheduler more scalable and providing native Kubernetes API to the upper pass layer demanded by other clients in the Alibaba cloud...

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Jiaying Zhang Software Engineer @Google Kubernetes team

How to Evolve Kubernetes Resource Management Model

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm mostly working on two major things: a) Improve Kubernetes reliability in terms of resource isolation. We want to provide better isolation between containers by hardening the resource model. b) We also attempt to see how we can better support other non-primary resources such as GPU.

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Brian Chambers Enterprise Architect @ChickfilA Caleb Hurd Site Reliability Engineer @ChickfilA

Chick-Fil-A: Milking the Most Out of 1000's of K8s Clusters

How does the Kubernetes implementation at Chick-Fil-A differ from more common approaches to Kubernetes deployments?

Brian: Most of the people that we see in the industry that are running Kubernetes clusters at any kind of scale (or really running and big container platforms) generally have a cloud-based infrastructure that they run in AWS (or Google). Most companies have a single or a few sizeable Kubernetes clusters with a large number of nodes (on...

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