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Tuesday, March 28

16:00 CEST

Casey Davenport, SIG Network
Tuesday March 28, 2017 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, March 29

11:15 CEST

Powering Public Infrastructure with Kubernetes [B] - Jan Willies, Accenture
Deutsche Bahn Station & Service has a network of thousands of railway stations in Germany, and each has up to dozens of displays to help traveler information. Managing and distributing information to each one has historically grown into a complex process. In this talk we will dive into how Deutsche Bahn overcomes these obstacles with a modern CI-CD pipeline on top of Kubernetes and their use of containers in production.

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Jan Willies

Platform Architect, Accenture
Jan Willies is a Platform Architect at Accenture and contributor to the crossplane project. He is participating in open source communities, founded the Berlin CI/CD Meetup and organizes the CI/CD DevRoom at FOSDEM. He is a maintainer of provider-gitlab and provider-argocd and speaks... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 11:15 - 11:50 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

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

13:55 CEST

Panel: Leveraging the Open Service Broker API in Cloud Native Platforms [I] - Moderated by Chip Childers, Cloud Foundry Foundation
In a digital world, widely adopted and easy to use APIs are the cornerstone of collaboration and interoperability. As Cloud technologies mature and become commonplace, the absence of standards surfaces challenges in the implementation of solutions by Cloud vendors, service providers and end users. Building on top of the experience of Cloud Foundry's Service Broker API, the Open Service Broker working group brings together players from all areas. The Open Service Broker API is an industry-driven, collaborative effort to demolish barriers in the adoption of Cloud Native services, with a user-centric approach focused on delivering features based exclusively in real world use cases.

In this panel discussion you hear from representatives from IBM, Pivotal, Fujitsu, RedHat and Orange explaining where they want the project to go and why the initiative is important to them. Expect to learn more about the Open Service Broker API working group, the future of the project and insights into how leading technology companies are applying this specification to real world use cases.

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Chip Childers

CTO, Cloud Foundry Foundation
A proven DevOps visionary and leader. Before coming to the Foundation, Chip was vice president of Product Strategy at CumuLogic. He spent more than 15 years in engineering leadership positions within the service provider industry including work with SunGard Availability Services and... Read More →

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Guillaume Berche

Software architect, Orange
Guillaume Berche is an active bosh and cloudfoundry user since 2012. He is working at Orange, one of the leading global telco operator, where he is contributing to private Paas efforts since late 2010. His activities range from product-management, software development to operations... Read More →
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Doug Davis

PM Microservices, Microsoft
Doug is currently focusing on improving the developer experience for cloud native computing in Azure Cloud. He’s been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker, Kubernetes... Read More →
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Andres Garcia Garcia

Solutions Architect, Fujitsu EST
Andres has covered a wide range of roles including research in Cloud Computing, Software Engineering and Scrum Master. Currently he develops prototypes and PoC in Fujitsu EST, although his latest passion is DevOps and open standards.
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Alex Ley

Staff Product Manager, Pivotal
Alex is a Product Manager for the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform and is focused on enabling multi-cloud services using Cloud Foundry and BOSH. Previously, Alex was a committer to the container engine Garden Linux, used by Cloud Foundry, and worked in London's FinTech startup scene... Read More →
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Paul Morie

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Paul is a Principal Engineer at Red Hat and a Kubernetes maintainer. He's been working on Kubernetes since 2014, concentrating at different points on application development primitives, service catalog, container security, and multicluster problems. Before Kubernetes, he worked on... Read More →
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Diane Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development, Red Hat (https://redhat.com) ; Co-Chair, OKD Working Group, the Community Distribution of Kubernetes that powers Red Hat OpenShift (https://okd.io) and founder/organizer of OpenShift Commons (https://commons.openshift.org)

Wednesday March 29, 2017 13:55 - 14:30 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

15:35 CEST

Panel: The Open Container Initiative (OCI) and the Future of Container Standardization [I] - Moderated by Chris Aniszczyk, Linux Foundation
With the proliferation and rapid growth of container-based solutions over the past few years-- including container-based solutions from almost all major IT vendors and cloud providers as well as emerging start-ups-- the industry needed a standard on which to support container formats and runtime. Enter the Open Container Initiative (OCI), established to help promote a set of common, minimal open standards and specifications around container formats and runtime. Setting a baseline de facto standard, OCI will soon release version 1.0 of its runtime and image format specifications, now ready to look at what’s next for the future of container standardization and distribution. Hear from OCI members who are experts in container technology as they discuss the project’s progress at large with special focus on what’s coming next after the v1.0 release and certification program launch. Additional discussion topics will include:

How the runtime and image format specs are driving broader innovation
The impact the v1.0 release will have on the container landscape
Implementations and use cases
Value and benefits of the certification program and what that means for container standards
Future plans for the OCI

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Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Linux Foundation (CNCF)
Chris Aniszczyk is an engineer by trade with a passion for open source and building communities. At Twitter, he created their open source program and led their open source efforts. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community... Read More →

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Vincent Batts

programmer, Kinvolk
Vincent Batts has spent half his life in Linux and open source communities. Works with emerging technology such as knative and tekton. An Open Containers Initiative maintainer and technical board member. An ongoing member on Slackware Linux's Core Team, past maintainer on the docker... Read More →
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Jeff Borek

WW Program Dir, Open Tech & Partnerships, IBM
Jeffrey Borek, WW Program Director, IBM - is a senior technology and communications executive with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology/Consulting industries. He is currently the ecosystem development... Read More →
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Brandon Philips

CTO, CoreOS, Inc.
Brandon Philips is helping to build modern Linux server infrastructure at CoreOS as CTO. Prior to CoreOS, he worked at Rackspace hacking on cloud monitoring and was a Linux kernel developer at SUSE. As a graduate of Oregon State's Open Source Lab he is passionate about open source... Read More →


Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Wednesday March 29, 2017 15:35 - 16:10 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

16:20 CEST

Tales from Lastminute.com Machine Room: Our Journey Towards a Full On-Premise Kubernetes Architecture in Production [I] - Michele Orsi & Manuel Carlo Ranieri, lastminute.com
We sell travel services to more than 10 million customers worldwide in 15 languages across 35 countries, through hundreds of micro-services.

What happens if you challenge the way you deliver your products with a new infrastructure based on Kubernetes?
You’ll have to face classical developing, deploying and monitoring paradigms and bring everything to an entirely different level. It will also have to kept in mind that the business expects continuous delivery of new features without impact on the final customers experience.

In this presentation we will explore our one-year-long journey to move a full business flow from a well-known legacy platform to Kubernetes through a seamless migration.
We’ll dive into the full tech stack, from the services we give to our development teams to the way we provision servers, without forgetting the secret sauce we applied to make it happen.

We will not hide the failures, the problems and the wrong assumptions we made along the way, but we will celebrate lessons learnt and the goal we achieved; allowing us to boost time-to-market and reliability of our systems.

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Michele Orsi

Software architect, lastminute.com
Michele is a software architect at lastminute.com group, where he’s part of the team who develops and builds the new cluster, based on containers and Kubernetes. He had been the founder and CTO of a startup called map2app for 4 years, until the acquisition in 2015. Prior to this... Read More →
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Manuel Carlo Ranieri

System Administrator, Lastminute.com
Manuel is a GNU/Linux enthusiast. Born to be a sysadmin, he started working with GNU/Linux two decades ago. His mantra comes from extreme laziness "If you have to repeat it twice you must automatise it". Manuel works for Lastminute.com as a site reliability engineer and Kubernetes... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 16:20 - 16:55 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Thursday, March 30

11:30 CEST

Cisco's Devnet Goes Cloud Native: A Case Study on Transforming to Cloud Native [I] - Matt Johnson, Cisco
DevNet is Cisco’s developer program through which external developers and partners interface, experiment and innovate using Cisco technologies, products and APIs. Devnet consists of technology innovations, software platforms, and tools needed to reach the full promise of the Software-Driven Enterprise. Our goal is to build the community of enterprise developers and innovators using DevNet’s key principles: Learn, Code, Inspire, and Connect.

DevNet offers multiple services to developers. Content and API navigation via our developer-friendly portal, tailored learning labs that bring Cisco technologies and knowledge home for the developers, sandboxes that enable developers to interact with Cisco products and services in easy and cost effective ways and communities of interest that bring developers together around their main areas of interests.

Devnet has been very successful and as a result, the architecture of the platform coupled with the software transformation that is occurring resulted in the cloudification of the devnet platform. At the core of the cloudification effort is the need to independently scale up the services to accommodate the growing pool of DevNet developers and to rapidly add more services to keep developers engaged and satisfied. Meeting these requirements in an architecture made of multiple monolithic services is expensive and slow. It was time to embark on our journey to transform our offerings into micro services.

Goals of the project:
- Create a high quality developer experience (learn, code, inspire, connect). This is the vision that we needed to set across the Devnet team, Cisco, and our external partners. Setting this vision and getting buy in across all levels of the organization is key.
- Create a flexible and agile platform. With a clear vision and alignment, the next set is to execute on the new architecture and enable the flexibility and scalability requirements.
- Make sure that our investment and resources are building and strengthening the platform. To accomplish this goal, we had to address process issues and invest in the right resources. This is critical to understand at the beginning of the effort and to plan to address and track progress against this important goal.
- BU content onboarding as strategic and technical advantage. Since the hard work was accomplished in the first 3 goals, this fourth one was achieved as a matter of addressing these Bus early and getting not only their buyin but more importantly, co-development alignment.

This presentation will discuss the effort we completed in taking Devnet to production with Kubernetes, Prometheus, and monitoring enhancements required. The lessons learned and sample applications created in the developer.cisco.com learning labs will be presented.

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Matt Johnson

Technical Leader & Developer Evangalist, Cisco DEVNET

Thursday March 30, 2017 11:30 - 12:05 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

12:15 CEST

Cloud Native Transformation: How Ticketmaster is Changing Culture and Speeding Up Delivery [B] - Bindi Belanger, Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster redefined an entire market by being the first to put computers in box offices and we now have four decades worth of products and tools that connect fans with the live events they love. With over 21 ticketing systems across the world and massive global technology team that continues to create and deliver new products and services, we must continually increase our speed to delivery to keep pace with our competitors. Historically, production scale infrastructure required significant lead time and often resulted in product launch delays or painful scaling lessons. As we continue to transition to a completely Cloud Native product offering, we’re now able to deploy infrastructure within a matter of minutes instead of months, thereby allowing our development teams to quickly build and release new products and services. In this talk, we’ll discuss the challenges that we’ve faced along the way and how we’ve made organizational and process changes to help us arrive where we are today.

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Bindi Belanger

Executive Program Director, Ticketmaster
Bindi Belanger is currently an Executive Program Director at Ticketmaster, based in Hollywood, CA. In her role, Bindi partners with leaders in Technical Operations and Engineering team to define strategy for new technology implementations and ensure successful delivery of key programs... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2017 12:15 - 12:50 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

14:00 CEST

Case Study Conrad Electronic – From a Static Infrastructure to Continuous Delivery and the Cloud in One Step [B] - Tobias Baumgart, Conrad Electronic & Sebastian Scheele, Loodse
For many years, the absence of scalable QA environments has been a bottleneck within the development flow at Conrad Electronic – with major impact on overall speed and efficiency of the production lifecycle. To increase flexibility and scalability, Conrad Electronic decided to move from a static infrastructure to a dynamic scaling based on Google Cloud and Kubernetes. In this case study, Tobias Baumgart and Sebastian Scheele will show how the new cloud native infrastructure and Continuous Delivery is being implemented, what major challenges have been met throughout the process, how they have been solved, and how the new cloud set-up looks like.


Tobias Baumgart

Lead Architect, Conrad Electronic SE
Tobias Baumgart is the team lead of Platform Management & Architecture at Conrad Electronic SE. He is in charge of the infrastructure transformation process. Tobias Baumgart joined Conrad Electronic in 2005 and held various positions in software development, i. a. as Senior Software... Read More →
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Sebastian Scheele

CEO & Co-Founder, Kubermatic
Sebastian Scheele is CEO and co-founder of Kubermatic, a start-up with +90 employees that focuses on developing open-source software solutions for automating Kubernetes operations, at scale. Sebastian, a developer himself, has his finger on the pulse of where the Kubernetes landscape... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2017 14:00 - 14:35 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

14:45 CEST

Getting To, and Through, Our First Black Friday with Critical Apps on Kubernetes [I] - Arnaldo Pereira, Luiza Labs
I'll talk about how we adopted kubernetes in Luiza Labs, where we develop and operate the sales channels of Magazine Luiza, a Brazilian retail company of > 4 USD billion in anual revenue.

How we deploy the apps, and ended up writing an open source deployment tool; how we scale our clusters; contingency plans; cultural impact on application development; ultimately how kubernetes helped us going through a black friday smoothly

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Arnaldo Pereira

SRE Manager, Luiza Labs
18 years in technology, half in startups and the others in mid-big companies - most of them managing development and SRE teams

Thursday March 30, 2017 14:45 - 15:20 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

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

16:25 CEST

Bringing Kubernetes into Salesforce [B] - Steve Sandke, Salesforce
I'll be talking about our journey to using Kubernetes at Salesforce, in the World's Largest Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure. Topics will include:

  • Our motivations for choosing Kubernetes, and how we built confidence in the technology, solution and approach.
  • Our choice to build a lightweight abstraction atop Kubernetes artifacts, and lessons we've learned based on that. This includes our use of a fully declarative vs, API-driven deployment mechanism, which comes with pros and cons.
  • Lessons learned from bringing up Kubernetes in bare metal environments.
  • Securing communications between Kubernetes- and non-Kubernetes hosted workloads.
  • General observations around how shifting to the Kubernetes world requires changes to host-centric tooling.

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Steve Sandke

Principal Architect, Salesforce
Steve is a Principal Architect at Salesforce, based in San Francisco, CA. He’s spent the last few years building out infrastructure aimed at easing service deployment at Salesforce. Prior to that, he held various positions at Proofpoint, Microsoft, Loudcloud, WebTV, and others... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2017 16:25 - 17:00 CEST
B 09 Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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