Engineering the Future of Software
November 13–14, 2016: Training
November 14–16, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower
Staff Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform, Google


Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech but most 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 and system administration to his favorite Linux distro of the month.


9:45am–10:05am Wednesday, 11/16/2016
Location: Grand Ballroom
Kelsey Hightower (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 14 ratings)
If the data center is the new computer, then Kubernetes is its operating system. Kelsey Hightower offers a quick overview of Kubernetes—the community, the project, and the technology for managing containerized workloads. Read more.
10:45am–12:15pm Wednesday, 11/16/2016
Distributed systems
Location: Georgian Level: Intermediate
Kelsey Hightower (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Kubernetes provides a new set of abstractions and patterns for building automation tools that are highly available and scale to thousands of nodes. Kelsey Hightower explains how to move beyond shell scripting and leverage cluster-level APIs and distributed systems design patterns for building next-generation automation tools. Read more.