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FutureTalk with Kelsey Hightower

New Relic
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)
Public WiFi

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Kubernetes Abstractions: Building Next Generation Automation Tools

› Please RSVP via our Meetup group HERE

Kubernetes provides a new set of abstractions and patterns for building automation tools that are highly available and scale to 1000s of nodes. During this session attendees will learn how to move beyond shell scripting and leverage cluster level APIs and distributed systems design patterns for building next generation automation tools. Through a collection of live demos and code walk throughs attendees will learn how to build automation tools such as controllers that automate the management of Let’s Encrypt TLS certificates, and schedulers that allow you to place workloads based on your rules.

Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming to system administration, and his favorite Linux distro (CoreOS).


• Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

• The presentation will begin right at 6p.

• NOTE: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at Portland City Grill.

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› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO