Build Systems that Drive Business
Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Microservices and Containers sessions

Companies continue to transition from monolithic infrastructures to distributed systems and are using microservices and containers to reduce complexity and increase speed and reliability. This track shares best practices and lessons learned building, deploying, and securing a container-based architecture.

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1:30pm–5:00pm Monday, October 1, 2018
Location: Nassau Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
Michael Kehoe (LinkedIn)
Michael Kehoe walks you through building a small monitoring utility for cgroup containers to illustrate best practices in container monitoring. You'll explore various cgroup constraints and learn how to specifically monitor for each of them to ensure that your application is behaving as expected. Along the way, Michael shares tricks and tips about monitoring containerized applications. Read more.
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11:35am–12:15pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Michael Hamrah (Namely)
Many companies adopt microservices to break down monoliths, but they soon uncover a hidden cost: How do you manage all these new interconnected things popping up? Michael Hamrah explains how to avoid creating Frankenstein's monster by understanding elements of a microservice platform. . .so you can sleep at night. Read more.
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1:30pm–2:10pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Alice Goldfuss (GitHub)
Containers can be a great infrastructure solution, but no one should drive them without a manual. Alice Goldfuss discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of running containers in production at scale. Read more.
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3:50pm–4:30pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Distributed State
Allan Espinosa (Bloomberg LP)
Allan Espinosa demonstrates how to write your own autoscaler using simple math concepts in control theory. Read more.
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4:45pm–5:25pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
Idit Levine (solo.io)
Idit Levine demonstrates common debugging techniques and offers an overview of Squash, a new tool and methodology that brings the power of modern popular debuggers to developers of microservices apps that run on container orchestration platforms. Read more.
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2:25pm–3:05pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Beekman/Sutton North Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
Jason Yee (Datadog)
Jason Yee shows how you can more easily test code in production while isolating the effect of potential issues using container orchestration and services meshes. Read more.