Kubernetes for Developers, Architects, & Other People

You've got kubernetes up and running, and you're ready for it to change your life! But, all you see now is a blinking cursor. What do you do now?!

This talk explains what cloud native development is, how kubernetes supports it, and give you a toolkit to start planning for how you'll use kubernetes to improve the way your organization builds, runs, and manages your software. Drawing on case studies, you'll get a brief introduction to what kubernetes is from a developer's perspective and then guidance on how to use kubernetes as the basis for your organization's development stack.

Large organizations that are managing and modernizing thousands of applications are planning out their new application platform, likely to be used for the next decade. This talk covers how to start planning for that platform:

  1. Understanding what kubernetes does and what you'll need to add on.
  2. Planning for large scale app modernization, like the 2,000+ apps at AirFrance-KLM.
  3. Meatware re-platforming - to take advantage of your new platform, like The Home Depot & Daimler, you'll need to change how you work.

After this talk, you'll have a better idea of what to do next once you're faced with the blinking cursor.


Michael Coté

Staff Technologist @VMware

Michael Coté focuses studies how large organizations get better at building software to run better and grow their business. Most recently, he’s published Monolithic Transformation on this topic. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, done corporate strategy and...

Read more
Find Michael Coté at:


Whittle, 3rd flr.




Video is not available


From the same track


Lessons Learned Implementing ChatOps

Email overload, distributed teams and excessive meetings have caused many organizations to move their DevOps teams to messaging platforms and thus adopt ChatOps workflows. With thousands of open source installs and hundreds of customer implementations, we have a few lessons to share on...

Corey Hulen

CTO and Co-founder @Mattermost


Using Reinforcement Learning AI to Accelerate DevOps

You probably learned that hacking on code until it works is the wrong way to write a program. But today, that’s essentially what we do in AI (albeit trillions of times faster)—and it achieves remarkable results!Reinforcement learning was notably used by Google’s AlphaGo...

Mathew Lodge

Chief Executive Officer @diffbluehq


Open Source Developers Are Security’s New Front Line

Bad actors have recognised the power of open source and are now beginning to create their own attack opportunities. This new form of assault, where OSS project credentials are compromised and malicious code is intentionally injected into open source libraries, allows hackers to poison the well....

Ilkka Turunen

Global Director, Pre-Sales Engineering @Sonatype


Pitfalls in Measuring SLOs

We built support for SLOs (Service Level Objectives) against our event store so we could monitor operations for our own complex distributed system. In the process of doing so, we learned that there were a number of important aspects that we didn’t expect from carefully reading the SRE...

Danyel Fisher

Principal Design Researcher @honeycombio


Design, Catalogue, Discover and Use Your Event Assets

How do you communicate about the Event assets in your organisation?  Where do you keep what Events there are?  Authors and users of RESTful APIs are used to a rich suite of tools that gather, document, manage, monitor and govern their APIs so that teams can collaborate on their API...

Tom Fairbairn

Solace Distinguished Engineer

View full Schedule