Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
Casey West

Casey West
Principal Technologist, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal

Website | @caseywest

Working in Internet infrastructure, web app security, and design taught Casey West to be a paranoid, UX-oriented, problem-solving Internet plumber. His earliest contributions to Perl live on to this day on your Mac. Casey’s speaking and writing topics range from open source communities and culture to technical architecture and automation tips and tricks. Casey wears the mantle of principal technologist focused on Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry platform and lives in Pittsburgh, where he’s raising three sarcastic children.

Sessions

9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Sponsored
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Fred Melo (Pivotal), Casey West (Pivotal)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Fred Melo and Casey West explore DevOps, continuous delivery, and microservices for data-driven applications. Fred and Casey cover the basics of continuous delivery for microservices using Spring Boot and leveraging the built-in capabilities of the open source Cloud Foundry platform. Read more.
11:05am–11:45am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Collaboration
Location: Meeting Room 9C Level: Non-technical
Casey West (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
All too often we define culture fit as conformity to a series of workplace traditions: ping pong, pour-over coffee, or whiskey on Fridays. This model of culture is meant to highlight ways in which we’re similar at work but is ultimately superficial and exclusionary. Casey West explains what members of majority groups can do to influence the inclusivity of open source. Read more.
11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Infrastructure
Location: Ballroom G Level: Intermediate
Casey West (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 17 ratings)
In 2012, Adam Wiggins wrote "The Twelve-Factor App," an essay widely considered canon for building cloud-native applications. The advent of the container ecosystem transformed these principles into hard constraints. Casey West reviews what you can—and cannot—do with containers if you want to maintain repeatability, reliability, and portability. Read more.