The May meetup will feature two trending and important topics, in addition to the first speaker in our brand-new First-Time Speaker Series.
Open Source in the Clouds (Open Source Cloud Tools)
*this was originally scheduled for March but has been rescheduled
Speaker: Mark Voelker, VMware
In this talk we'll talk a look at some of the open source technologies used in cloud computing. We'll start with a brief overview of OpenStack, the leading open source cloud computing platform. We'll also take a look the open source SDK's, orchestrators, and other tools that are commonly used to interact with all sorts of clouds (OpenStack-powered or not), such as Ansible, Terraform, and gophercloud. Finally, we'll look at the emerging container landscape and Kubernetes.
Six Legs and Twelve Factors: The Microservices Architecture of the Madagsacar Hissing Cockroach
Speaker: Doug Tidwell, Red Hat
Although many animals opted to build central nervous systems roughly 150 million years ago, cockroaches and other arthropods pursued a more modular approach. In this session, you'll see how the decentralized architecture of the Madagascar hissing cockroach allows it to thrive without the overhead of a monolithic approach. (Burn your mammalian hand on a hot stove? The nerve endings in your fingers have to round-trip a signal to your brain before you pull your hand back.) Best of all, the session features a virtual cockroach implemented as a collection of microservices running in a Kubernetes cluster and visualized via D3. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll think twice about stomping the next cockroach you see. Recommended for developers, exterminators, and architects.
TBD. Will be the first speaker in a new series we'll feature at each meetup called "First-Time Speaker". This will be an individual delivering a 5-8 minute burst talk on a technology topic, for the first time ever. We feel it is vital for new speakers to deliver talks and gain valuable experience, in front of a supportive and welcoming audience.
Food and beverages will be served, along with great swag.
Doors open at 6:00, programming begins at 6:30 pm sharp.----