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Languages of Infra

More than just Infrastructure as a Service, today we have libraries, languages, and platforms that help us define our infra. Languages of Infra explore languages and libraries being used today to build modern cloud native architectures.


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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...

Andrew Clay Shafer

Coined the Phrase DevOps, currently VP Transformation @RedHat

Session

Helm: Past, Present, Future

Wednesday Nov 4 / 01:50PM EST

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

Matt Butcher

Principal Software Developer @Microsoft

Matt Farina

Software Architect @Rancher_Labs

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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

Developer Advocate @HashiCorp

Petros Kolyvas

Product Manager for Terraform Core @HashiCorp

PANEL DISCUSSION

Languages of Infra Panel: Bash to Ruby to Go to Rust

Wednesday Nov 4 / 03:30PM EST

When we think of infrastructure, it's natural to think of shell scripts, but over the past few decades, there have been successive waves of newer languages being used to write and run infrastructure software. Ruby held the crown for a while, but then many things that started out in Ruby got...

Chris Swan

Engineer, The @ Company

Cornelia Davis

Chief Technology Officer @weaveworks

Ian Miell

Cloud Native Consultant @containersoluti

Justin Cormack

CTO @Docker

Ashley Williams

Core Rust Team @RustLang


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Andrew Clay Shafer

Coined the Phrase DevOps, currently VP Transformation @RedHat

Always fascinated with the dynamics of creating high performing individuals and organizations, Andrew has a long history helping people deliver systems with better tools and processes. Andrew evangelized DevOps before DevOps was a word, and helped to organize devopsdays events since the earliest...

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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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Tracy Holmes

Developer Advocate @HashiCorp

A "jackie of all trades" (and mistress of being herself), Tracy has experienced both sides of HashiCorp’s Terraform - as a Software Engineer and now a Developer Advocate. When she isn't speaking or leveling up her programming skills to make the Terraform ecosystem even better,...

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Petros Kolyvas

Product Manager for Terraform Core @HashiCorp

Petros is product manager of Terraform Open Source with a deep love of education and learning. He is passionate about the future of open source software, occasionally writes music for movies that do not exist, and likes long bike rides on deserted roads.

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Chris Swan

Engineer, The @ Company

Chris Swan is an Engineer at The @ Company, building the @platform, a technology that is putting people in control of their data and removing the frictions and surveillance associated with today’s Internet. He was previously a Fellow at DXC Technology where he held various CTO roles. Before...

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Cornelia Davis

Chief Technology Officer @weaveworks

As the Chief Technology Officer at WeaveWorks, Cornelia Davis is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, inclusive of open source projects, commercial products and services offerings. She is driven by the desire to help enterprises transform their business through the leverage of...

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Ian Miell

Cloud Native Consultant @containersoluti

Ian Miell has over twenty years' experience in IT, writing, running, architecting, and maintaining software for some of the world's busiest systems.He has written the book 'Docker in Practice' (published by Manning), 'Learn Bash the Hard Way' (published on Leanpub), as...

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Justin Cormack

CTO @Docker

Justin Cormack is the CTO at Docker, working on unikernels.

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Ashley Williams

Core Rust Team @RustLang

Ashley is a current member of the Rust Core Team. she is the founder of the Rust Foundation and served as its first executive director. she has served as a leader or member of the Rust crates.io, infrastructure, and community teams, WebAssembly working group, and the RustBridge and...

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Track Date

Wednesday Nov 4 / 12:00PM EST

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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...

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