Wes Reisz

Platform Architect @VMware & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previous VP of Technology @Section

Wesley Reisz is Platform Architect at VMware and former VP of Technology at Section (an Edge Compute Platform). Wes also chairs the San Francisco edition of QCon.

Before VMware, Wes served as the product owner for all of the English speaking QCon conferences worldwide, was a principal architect with HP Enterprise Systems, and, for over 13 years, taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville (Go Cards!).

In addition to Wes’ current roles, he co-hosts of The InfoQ Podcast. The InfoQ Podcast serves senior early adopter/early majority developers and architects with interviews from some of software’s most important thought leaders. The podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times and has a weekly listener base of around 14K.

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Panel: Modern Architecture Patterns

The way in which we build software is changing ever more rapidly.  Working out what technologies and approaches to bet on is, correspondingly, becoming ever more difficult. For software architects this pace of change means continual research and experimentation to keep on top of this shifting landscape.  

This panel will pull together experts from across the field of software architecture to discuss what they see as the benefits and downsides of some of the emerging trends.  Topics are likely to include Function-as-a-Service, GraphQL, Micro-frontends, and more.  As an audience member, you can expect to hear about where to learn more, and have the chance to ask the panel questions.

DATE

Wednesday Nov 18 / 11:30AM PST (40 minutes )

TRACK Architectures You've Always Wondered About ADD TO CALENDAR Add to calendar
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Getting Started With Containerization

Containers are the new unit of deployment. The reason is simple: containers are a very powerful tool that can streamline development and ops, save companies money by focusing on deploying a packaged unit, and reduce the friction in delivering software. However, the flip side is they’re a new paradigm to understand, many things are abstracted away, and they require apps to be built with a specific architecture to take full advantage of their features.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about Docker basic concepts, how to run containers, create your own images, interact with the "Docker Hub", and more.

Course outline:

  • What's Docker?
  • Running our first container
  • Introducing Docker Hub
  • Understanding Docker Images
  • Different types of containers
  • Building Images Interactively
  • Building Images with Dockerfile
  • Pushing and pulling images
  • Development workflow with Docker

Audience: Anyone wanting to learn about containers. Will look at things through a developers lens.

DATE

Friday Nov 6 / 09:00AM PST (3 hours )

LEVEL

Beginner

TOPICS Containers ADD TO CALENDAR Add to calendar
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Getting Started With Kubernetes and Container Orchestration

Kubernetes (K8s) is a very powerful tool, primarily concerned with orchestrating and automating the deployment and management of networked applications.

Understanding how Kubernetes works makes you an effective power user for building higher-level platforms. This workshop is aimed at technologists and team leads looking to lift up the hood and understand what are all the major parts of k8s in a fast-paced half-day session. 

Attend if you want to answer the questions below.

  • What is the overall architecture of K8s?
  • What problems does K8s solve out of the box vs. expecting users to bring a solution for?
  • What are the defacto industry standards that Kubernetes has catalyzed?
  • What is a K8s controller and how does it work?  
  • What kinds of controllers are there, and what roles do they play?  
  • What processes run on a K8s master node?
  • What processes run on a K8s worker node?
  • Exactly what is a pod, or a container in a pod?
  • What is a container runtime and what role does it play within a k8s cluster?
  • How does K8s schedule and launch a container?
  • How does pod security and role-based access control (RBAC) work in Kubernetes?
  • How does networking in K8s work?  
  • How does K8s integrate with load balancers? Or other cloud resources?

The workshop will answer these questions through a series of demos, slides, and hands on exercises. The goal is to help attendees connect the dots and understand how all the components and processes of k8s fit together to create a composable, extensible kernel for managing networked applications and systems.

Audience: Anyone with a basic understanding of containers who wants to learn more about orchestration. Will look at things through a developers lens.

DATE

Friday Nov 6 / 12:30PM PST (3 hours )

LEVEL

Intermediate

TOPICS KubernetesContainersOrchestration ADD TO CALENDAR Add to calendar
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