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2017 Events

Below are my upcoming sessions open to the public (note ticket fees may apply). If you are interested in having me speak at your meeting or conference, please contact me.


2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

 

February 2017
When: Feb 11-16, 2017
Where: San Francisco, CA
What: Cloud Native, Microservices, Security, and Scale

Cloud Native, Microservices, and containers are big buzz words right now, and they should be – as they are allowing companies to become more agile and release more rapidly, all at incredible scale. In this session we’ll take a look at what it means to be Cloud Native, what makes a service a Microservice, and how to properly scale and secure a rapidly growing and constantly changing network with tools such as Kubernetes and Project Calico.

DeveloperWeek Website

Mar 2017
FREE! When: Mar 31, 2017
Where: Berlin, DE
What: Cloud Native, Microservices, Security, & Scale

Cloud Native, Microservices, and containers are big buzz words right now, and they should be – as they are allowing companies to become more agile and release more rapidly, all at incredible scale. In this session we’ll take a look at what it means to be Cloud Native, what makes a service a Microservice, and how to properly scale and secure a rapidly growing and constantly changing network with tools such as Kubernetes and Project Calico.

CoreOS Berlin Website

May 2017
When: May 23-24, 2017
Where: San Francisco, CA
What: Building Your API for Longevity

One of the greatest challenges to developing an API is ensuring that your API lasts. After all, you don’t want to have to release and manage multiple versions of your API just because you weren’t expecting users to use it a certain way, or because you didn’t anticipate far enough down the roadmap. In this session we’ll talk about the challenge of API Longevity, as well as ways to increase your API lifecycle including having a proper mindset, careful design, agile user experience and prototyping, best design practices including hypermedia, and the challenge of maintaining persistence.

DevNet Create Website

When: May 31 – June 1, 2017
Where: San Francisco, CA
What: Adding Enterprise Networking and Security to Kubernetes

Every enterprise needs the ability to innovate and adapt – but they must be able to do so at scale, in a secure manner, with resiliency. In this session we’ll cover why networking and security inside of Kubernetes is crucial, as well as how to scale your container network and provide fine-grained cluster isolation using Project Calico.

CoreOS Fest Website

June 2017
FREE! When: Jun 7, 2017
Where: San Francisco, CA
What: Rapid API Design and Parallel Development

With advances in technology, it is now easier than ever for teams to work together, designing the perfect API, reducing rework, autogenerating documentation and mobile SDKs, while also reducing time to production by allowing parallel development of the API and its dependencies (such as mobile applications). In this presentation we’ll take a look at some of these new technologies, the benefits and risks, talk about best practices, while also working together to quickly build a mock of our API, generate the documentation, and build the iOS SDK – all in roughly 45 minutes.

NSMeetup Website

July 2017
FREE! When: Jul 13, 2017
Where: San Francisco, CA
What: Secure Networking for Kubernetes

Setting up scalable networking is difficult enough – let alone worrying about security and policy based isolation. Thankfully, it couldn’t be easier with Canal – a community driven initiative that gives you two of the best-in-breed netwrking solutions for cloud native applications: Flannel and Project Calico. In this session we’ll look at why these two components are so important, and how you too can easily add secure networking to your favorite CNI based orchestrator.

CoreOS SF Meetup Website

FREE! When: Jul 27, 2017
Where: Online
What: Building a Modern Developer Relations Strategy

The biggest reason developer solutions become widely adopted as category leaders today has little to do with traditional marketing; their success comes from building a grassroots advocate community that believes in, uses and actively promotes their product. In this webinar, Mike Stowe, developer relations expert and current Director of Community at Tigera, will explain how your company can create an “advocate-first” developer relations strategy.

Talk Website

September 2017
When: Sep 7-8, 2017
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
What: The Magic of Application Connectivity

A sneak peak into Mike’s head, albeit not quite literally, learns us there’s a true magic show on hands. Sleight of hand, a wonderful assistent and tall this while he’s delivering a talk both network scalability and security – all in one. Quite some tricks up the sleave (baboo-oom).

Software Circus Website

When: Sep 11-14, 2017
Where: Los Angeles, CA
What: Technology in the Boondocks

Living in the Bay Area it’s fairly easy to take technology for granted. It’s even easier to take the amazing technology community for granted. But what happens when you grow up surrounded by more farms than people? What happens when your neighbors happen to be cows, your schools believe computers can help you build spreadsheets, and the nearest Meet Up is 4 hours away? In this session we’ll talk about some of the real challenges facing those in more rural areas, some of the common misconceptions about these areas, and how we can do a better job making technology accessible everywhere. Because if we can bring technology to those in the boondocks – we can bring technology to just about anyone, anywhere.

Open Source Summit Website

When: Sep 25-27, 2017
Where: San Jose, CA
What: APIs, Chains, & Graphs

Let’s face it, REST APIs can be problematic, and hypermedia hasn’t quite proven to be the answer we’ve looked for. GraphQL has quickly become more popular offering a solution to the problems REST created – but opens back up the very problems REST was created to avoid (remember SOAP?). But what if there was a way to take the best of both: enter API chains. In this session we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of REST, GraphQL, and a new specification and library for chaining numerous resource calls into a single HTTP request.

API World Website

October 2017
When: Oct 9-11, 2017
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
What: APIs, Chains, & Graphs

Let’s face it, REST APIs can be problematic, and hypermedia hasn’t quite proven to be the answer we’ve looked for. GraphQL has quickly become more popular offering a solution to the problems REST created – but opens back up the very problems REST was created to avoid (remember SOAP?). But what if there was a way to take the best of both: enter API chains. In this session we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of REST, GraphQL, and a new specification and library for chaining numerous resource calls into a single HTTP request.

Nordic APIs Website

November 2017
When: Nov 7-9, 2017
Where: Austin, TX
What: Building Your API for Longevity

One of the greatest challenges to developing an API is ensuring that your API lasts. After all, you don’t want to have to release and manage multiple versions of your API just because you weren’t expecting users to use it a certain way, or because you didn’t anticipate far enough down the roadmap. In this session we’ll talk about the challenge of API Longevity, as well as ways to increase your API lifecycle including having a proper mindset, careful design, agile user experience and prototyping, best design practices including hypermedia, and the challenge of maintaining persistence.

DeveloperWeek Website