Thursday, April 13, 2017
|| CenturyLink Auditorium
Clouds & Containers: Hit the High Points and Give it to Me Straight
Mark Heckler, Jennifer Reif
About the Presentation:
As developers, we hear a non-stop stream of technical-but-marketing messages for containers, orchestration tools, and cloud services. There is extensive overlap in these areas with regard to both means and ends, and it's time to clear the fog and get to the bottom of things. This talk will give a quick overview from a hardcore developer's perspective of the following topics:
How can I use containers to develop better software?
What are orchestration tools? Do I need to consider/use them?
How do cloud/PaaS options compare? What are the tradeoffs?
What is the difference?
Why should I care? (Or should I?)
In this session, the presenter discusses several of these technologies, compares them, and _deploys real applications to them LIVE_ to demonstrate subtle differences and tradeoffs each choice imposes upon developers, for better or worse. Come to this session to level up on containers, clouds, and developing real production software, regardless of where or how you deploy it.
Audience Takeaways/Learning Outcomes
Participants will learn:
how to use containers to develop better software
what orchestration tools are available
what cloud/PaaS options are available
what are the differences/tradeoffs
why they should care!
Knowledge of containers and/or PaaS platforms is helpful, but not required.
About the Presenters:
Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud and IoT applications. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (http://www.thehecklers.org) and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@MkHeck).
Jennifer Reif is a Programmer Analyst II at Edward Jones in St. Louis, MO. She holds a Masterís degree in Computer Management and Information Systems and is PMP certified. She works with a variety of commercial and open source tools and enjoys learning new technologies, sometimes on a daily basis! Her passion is finding ways to organize chaos and deliver software more effectively.