Develop Hundreds of Kubernetes Services at Scale With Airbnb

You've already made the plunge to move to Kubernetes, and you feel pretty good about that. But why does it feel like it requires expert-level Kubernetes knowledge for engineers to get anything done?

 This talk will identify key problems that make out-of-the-box Kubernetes less friendly to developers, and strategies for addressing them, based on Airbnb’s experience empowering one thousand engineers to develop hundreds of Kubernetes services at scale.   This talk will focus primarily on four problem areas:   

  1. Configuration: abstracting away kubernetse configration, generated services
  2. Lifecycle: Versioning and refactoring configuration
  3. Tooling: Creating and distributing opinionated kubectl and plugins
  4. CI/CD: build and deploy process, and validating configuration 


Melanie Cebula

Software Engineer @airbnb

Melanie Cebula is an infrastructure engineer at Airbnb, where she works on service orchestration. She loves building systems that make it easy for developers to create and operate their own services securely and reliably.

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