Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

The Freedom of Kubernetes

Kris Nova (VMware)
9:5510:20 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)

In the vastness of the Cloud Native ecosystem, we find ourselves overwhelmed with complexity and a promise that efficiency will one day outweigh this complexity. In this presentation, we take a look at the new era of the Cloud Native space and the kernel that has made this all possible: Kubernetes. We learn that navigating this space is an exercise of technical self-discipline, research, and skill. We learn that freedom is vastly different than flexibility. Finding freedom in this space is an exercise of being able to operate skillfully and quickly without causing harm to your team or those you work with.

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Kris Nova


Kris Nova is a senior developer advocate at Heptio focusing on containers, infrastructure, and Kubernetes. She is also an ambassador for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Previously, Kris was a developer advocate and an engineer on Kubernetes in Azure at Microsoft. She has a deep technical background in the Go programming language and has authored many successful tools in Go. Kris is a Kubernetes maintainer and the creator of kubicorn, a successful Kubernetes infrastructure management tool. She organizes a special interest group in Kubernetes and is a leader in the community. Kris understands the grievances with running cloud-native infrastructure via a distributed cloud-native application and recently authored an O’Reilly book on the topic: Cloud Native Infrastructure. Kris lives in Seattle, WA, and spends her free time mountaineering.