London Cloud Native Unconference

07 Sep 2019

9:00 am IBM Southbank (SE1 9PZ), 76/78 Upper Ground, London



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Cloud Native. What does it mean for you? Already immersed to the armpits and cursing the day you started? Wanting to take the first step but worried where to put your foot? Or have you successfully navigated the rapids and are now in calmer waters?

Whatever your situation we’d like to invite you to join a 1 day unconference focused on Cloud Native. Encompassing the whole scope – from how to design applications for the cloud, to how to develop, deploy, debug, scale, observe and even secure your creations.

If you’re an expert come and share your knowledge – if new to the game come and learn from the old hands. The only requirements are to bring your passion, knowledge and desire to share.

Since Cloud Native is a wide subject the aim is a curated unConference. That means that we follow the Open Spaces approach but with a light structure to guide the discussion along determined topics. We’ll have some well known experts to help guide the discussions but other than that it’s going to be as attendee-led as we can make it.

A few of our guides:

Holly Cummins @holly_cummins

IBMer, WW IBM Garage Development Lead, IBM Q Ambassador, Java Champion, developer, author, JavaOne rock star

Martijn Verberg @karianna

Martijn is CEO of jClarity and one of the founder members of the London Java community, a Java Champion and is renowned as the “diabolical developer”. He leads the global Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK efforts to enable the community to contribute to Java standards and OpenJDK.

Gaël Blondelle

Gaël is VP Ecosystem Development at Eclipse Foundation. and has been involved in Open Source for 15 years with the goal to help companies adopt and develop open source projects and collaborate better.

Ingo Weiss @lasombra_br

Ingo is a software engineer working with Java at Red Hat. In a previous life he worked as a sysadmin for 15 years

Sebastian Daschner @DaschnerS

Helping developers solving the challenges of enterprise software. Java & OSS enthusiast, Java Champion, IBMer, JCP member, Jakarta EE committer & book author.

Billy Korando @BillyKorando

Billy is a developer advocate with IBM and has over a decade of experience. Billy is passionate about finding ways to reduce mental capacity waste from tedious work; such as project initiation, deployment, testing and validation, and so on through automation and good management practices.

Emily Jiang @emilyfhjiang

Java Champion, member of Eclipse MicroProfile and CDI Expert Group. Specification lead of MicroProfile Config and Fault Tolerance, co-spec lead for the Config JSR

Ilan Pillemer

Ilan has been working professionally with code since 2000 and for the last 3 years has been working with code in the cloud at BXB Digital (A Brambles Company).

Some of the questions we want to discuss

1. As a developer what tools should I learn first when getting started with Cloud Native?

2. How does “security” work in a Cloud Native environment?

3. What’s the best way to structure a CI/CD pipeline for Cloud Native development?

4. Are microservices the only answer for Cloud Native applications?

5. What are the practical guidelines for performance?

6. Do I have to use Docker and Kubernetes?

7. How do I keep my options open when deploying to public cloud?

8. What are the gotchas / best practises when using any particular public cloud?

9. What are the existing design patterns around Cloud Native deployments?

We’ve got great sponsors including the London Java Community, Eclipse Foundation and IBM but we’re certainly open to having more.

We’ll provide food, beer, sparkly stuff etc and have some nice little giveaways. (The small print – a donation will be needed to the LJC to help make this event a great one)

Oh and by the way – open source only. No sales pitches or overt promotions of commercial software/offerings.

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