Wasm in the Wild West: A Practical Application Tale

Almost one year ago, our team released Krustlet, a Kubernetes Kubelet implementation for running WebAssembly modules in the cloud. Since then, we’ve spent plenty of time out on the frontier, implementing full Kubernetes functionality for Wasm as well as other experiments like WAGI. Along the way, we’ve seen all the rough edges and gaps when using Wasm in the cloud. Using these projects as a practical backdrop, we’ll learn all about the possibilities afforded by this exciting new technology and why we think it will be a major component of application development in the cloud. We will also discuss the lessons we’ve learned and the remaining gaps to be filled in order for Wasm to become more mainstream.


Taylor Thomas

Senior Software Engineer @Microsoft
Taylor Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer working on Krustlet, Bindle, Wasm, and other open source tooling at Microsoft. He is a regular speaker at various open source conferences and meetups, including various KubeCons and local meetup groups. He has worked on various containers and Kubernetes... Read more Find Taylor Thomas at:


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,... Read more Find Matt Butcher at:

Tuesday May 18 / 12:00PM EDT (40 minutes)

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