Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Istio Day

9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Location: B113-114

Sponsored by:
Google Cloud

Istio Day is open to all OSCON pass holders.

Istio—an open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices—provides an easy way to create a network of deployed services with load balancing, service-to-service authentication, monitoring, and more, without requiring any changes in service code.

At Istio Day, Istio core contributors and members of its broad community of early adopters teach you everything you need to know to get started. Along the way, you'll get hands-on experience from demos and example configurations.

Tuesday, 07/17/2018


8:00am–9:00am Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer & Pre-function C
Morning coffee service (1h)


9:00am–9:05am Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Kelsey Hightower (Google)
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Kelsey Hightower opens Istio Day. Read more.


9:05am–9:35am Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
April Nassi (Google)
In just over a year of development, Istio is nearing the 1.0 release horizon. Much of Istio's success comes from community involvement and engagement with the project. April Nassi explains how to get involved with Istio and engage with the community and details what's on course following 1.0. Read more.


9:35am–10:00am Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Fabio Oliveira explains how Istio simplifies the development of secure microservices-based applications by relieving developers from dealing with problems that are common to all cloud applications, such as metric collection (observability), traffic management, and resiliency to failures. Read more.


10:00am–10:30am Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Christian Posta (solo.io)
Istio provides a lot of powerful features to developers, including making it easier to manage traffic. As you start to build out systems that span multiple services, security becomes an even more important thing to get right. Christian Posta explores some of the ways Istio helps you build more secure systems with mutual TLS, OAuth 2.0, and JSON Web Token verification. Read more.


10:30am–11:00am Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer & Pre-function C
Morning Break (30m)


11:05am–11:35am Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Samrat Ray (Google), Tao Li (Google), Mak Ahmad (Google)
While adopting microservices leads to increased agility and developer productivity, it also exposes production environments to new security threats. Samrat Ray, Tao Li, and Mak Ahmad explain how Istio helps protect against these emerging security threats to service-based applications. Read more.


11:35am–12:00pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Kelsey Hightower (Google)
OSCON program cochair Kelsey Hightower leads an Istio community discussion. Read more.


12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Nilesh Patel (IBM )
Nilesh Patel shares real-world customer use cases for Istio in production, covering best practices, issues encountered during deployment, lessons learned, and suggestions for improvement. Nilesh also explains how Istio is helping these customers move fast, reduce cost, and better secure their microservices. Read more.


12:30pm–1:30pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: Convention Center Plaza
Food Truck Lunch sponsored by CA Technologies (1h)


1:35pm–2:05pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Daniel Ciruli (Google)
Some have found Istio to be a daunting undertaking with many moving parts. Dan Ciruli discusses some early adopters who are emphasizing incremental adoption, easing adoption by taking only the components they need. Read more.


2:05pm–2:35pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Shubha Anjur Tupil (Pivotal), Aaron Hurley (Pivotal )
Cloud Foundry—a multicloud, IaaS-agnostic platform as a service with an active open source community—already has solutions for ingress routing for both HTTP and TCP traffic. Shubha Anjur Tupil and Aaron Hurley share a case study in which their company augmented its routing tier using Istio and Envoy. Join in to hear about the journey and the lessons learned along the way. Read more.


2:35pm–3:05pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Robert Ross (Namely)
Istio is a powerful tool that allows engineering teams to stop worrying about implementing their own metrics, routing, and more in production environments. But what if we could use it for local development too? Robert Ross explains how Namely has devised a way to do just that. Read more.


3:00pm–3:30pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer & Pre-function C
Afternoon Break sponsored by Aspen Mesh (30m)


3:40pm–4:10pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Cynthia Thomas (Google), Romain Lenglet (Cilium)
BPF technology is bringing Linux kernel capabilities up to speed with modern workload requirements. Cilium helps make BPF consumable for microservices architectures and enables Istio with the most powerful security solution by way of the kernel. Cynthia Thomas and Romain Lenglet explain why you should use Cilium to enforce API-aware policy while coordinating with Istio. Read more.


4:15pm–4:45pm Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Location: B113-114
Liam White (IBM)
Liam White covers the basics of the Istio-Envoy interaction and explains how to debug issues that might occur between them. Liam then leads a live demonstration of some of the tools and tricks at your disposal for debugging issues with Istio itself. Read more.