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Wednesday, March 29

12:00 CEST

Scaling Organizations Using Kubernetes [I] - Richard Fliam, Comcast VIPER
Kubernetes enables us to build software that spans hundreds or thousands of machines in a simple manner. Often overlooked, but just as critical, is that Kubernetes can enable us to build software that scales across hundreds of developers. Kubernetes can enable us to scale organizations.

If you have gone from 5 to 250 people in 5 years like Comcast VIPER serious challenges will arise in deploying, monitoring, debugging, and preventing outages. The default solution for these challenges is process. However, with appropriate tooling and leveraging the underlying API’s of Kubernetes it is possible to automate much of this process. We can lighten the burden of developing large, multi component features and services. We will explore the steps VIPER is taking to leverage Kubernetes to effectively scale our organization.

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Richard Fliam

Richard Fliam, Comcast VIPER
Richard Fliam is a software engineer with years of industry experience in developing large-scale distributed systems. His work ranges from CDNs, to video packagers, to multi-terabyte per second cloud video recorders. He now leads VIPER’s Engineering Efficiency group. He has previously... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 12:00 - 12:35 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

14:40 CEST

Cloud Native Strategy - From Ancient Greece to Container Orchestration (and Other Stuff They Don't Teach You at Business School) [B] - Jamie Dobson, Container Solutions
Many companies see the benefits of highly available, scalable and resilient systems. They want to go ‘cloud native’ but as they reach for containerised microservices they may actually be grabbing the golden egg rather than the goose that laid it.

In this talk, we’ll look at a model for emerging strategy, classic mistakes and how to avoid them. We’ll also look at how we can iterate through the ‘cloud native’ problem space. Along the way, and before we get to recent history, we’ll visit ancient Greece, post-war Scandinavia, and the Jet Propulsion Lab. We’ll learn about heuristics, including the doughnut principle, and then of course we’ll confront the key paradox that strategy tries to resolve: what is good for a business is not necessary good for those who work in it.


Jamie Dobson

CEO, Container Solutions
Jamie is the CEO of Container Solutions, one of the world’s leading cloud native consultancies. He specializes in strategy and works with companies who have particularly difficult problems to solve.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 14:40 - 15:15 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Thursday, March 30

15:40 CEST

What Cloud Computing Can Learn from Neuroscience: How the Brain Architects 'Cloud Applications' [I] - David Flanders, University of Melbourne, Australia
"The wisest and noblest teacher is nature... one who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards the ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where one may cast." (Leonardo da Vinci).

All great science begins in nature, and it is often this simple metaphor we forget about when attempting to explain the code we want to spend months (if not years) building for our users.

This presentation asks a simple question: what can cloud computing learn from the architecture of the brain (neuroscience). An overview of recent neuroscience will be provided as a metaphor for how we build cloud applications. Like any good scientific theory it will ask more questions than provide answers.


David Flanders

Scientist Hacker, University of Melbourne, Australia
Computer scientist and neuroscience, exploring what we can learn from millennia of lessons the brains' evolutionary architecture has for building cloud applications.

Thursday March 30, 2017 15:40 - 16:15 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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