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Helm: Past, Present, Future

Building towards Helm 4, we had to continually ask ourselves what exactly we were trying to build. In the aftermath of Helm 3, we have reached new levels of clarity about where we want to go, and how we want to build a tool that continues to serve the needs of the Kubernetes community.


Bridget Kromhout

Principal Program Manager @Microsoft

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, focusing on the open-source Kubernetes ecosystem. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if “cloud” can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being...

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Matt Butcher

Principal Software Developer @Microsoft

Matt Butcher is a Principal Software Developer at Microsoft, where he leads the team of open source developers that manage Helm, Krustlet, CNAB, Brigade, Porter, and several other projects. Matt has a Ph.D. in philosophy, and is the author of nine technical books. He’s also the co-author,...

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Matt Farina

Software Architect @Rancher_Labs

Matt works as a Software Architect at Rancher Labs where he focuses on cloud native technologies. He is an author, speaker, and regular contributor to open source. Matt has a particular interest in developer tooling and experience, CI/CD, dependency management, and, of course, cloud native...

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History of Infra as Code

Wednesday Nov 4 / 01:00PM EST

A language is a structured system of communication. Both our human and computer languages enable, shape, and constrain the concepts we can effectively express. A whimsical look at the co-evolution of infrastructure and code starting from the beginning of time to the present with a look to the...

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Wednesday Nov 4 / 03:30PM EST

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Cornelia Davis

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Ian Miell

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Justin Cormack

CTO @Docker

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Security and the Language of Intent

Wednesday Nov 4 / 02:40PM EST

Infrastructure as code empowers developers and operators to scale systems and maximize availability, but what about improving security? The language of security can be difficult to remember and implement under delivery pressure. In this talk, I’ll discuss why the language of security for...

Tracy Holmes

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