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Essex Cloud Computing – Kubernetes inter-operability of open-source tools

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(In light of the COVID-19 situation we are looking at how we deliver events over the coming period. For now all physical attendance has been stopped. We are attempting to deliver some of these events virtually.  Please keep an eye on the website for updates)

Join us for beer and pizza at the second Essex Cloud Computing Meetup hosted at the Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway.

Katie Gamanji will be giving a fantastic talk about Kubernetes and open source tools.
In the past years, Kubernetes has been the nucleus of container orchestration frameworks. Numerous tools have been developed to extend Kubernetes capabilities and enhance its features. Over time, tools with similar functionalities would have fundamentally different implementations and practices to converge with the Kubernetes components. The emergence of shared standards and a set of best practices became imperative.

This talk will focus on the evolution of interfaces within the Kubernetes landscape, including networking, storage, service mesh, and cluster provisioning. Attendees will acquire an understanding of why the interoperability of open-source tools is pivotal in the modern infrastructure.

Katie is currently a Cloud Platform Engineer at American Express. Former cloud platforms engineer at Condé Nast, that contributed to the creation of a centralized, globally distributed platform, with Kubernetes as its centerpiece. In the past, she worked on maintaining and automating site delivery on OpenStack based infrastructure, which transitioned into a role that focuses on designing, deploying and evolving cloud-native infrastructure.

A strong advocate for women in STEM, and public speaker on topics that gravitate towards cloud-native tools and Kubernetes ecosystem.

Travel
Free parking is available in the university car parks after 4.30pm. The closest car park is just past the Innovation Centre on your left.
Please visit https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/colchester-campus/how-to-get-here for more information on how to get there.