Agenda

 

Open source, containers and orchestration are the order of the day. Kubernetes has taken the industry by storm and become the de-facto orchestration standard throughout the commercial, financial and government sectors. This premier event is the only one of its kind, DevNation Federal brings the most respected industry experts and key maintainers of popular open source projects on stage to deliver a one day immersive conference to federal developers.

Thursday, June 27, 2019
InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
801 Wharf Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast & Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m.Red Hat Welcome
Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Red Hat
Michelle Davis, Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat
9:10 - 9:35 a.m.Top 10 mistakes people make with open source
Julia Ferraioli, Developer Advocate, Google’s Open Source Programs Office
9:35 - 10:00 a.m.DoD Software Factory with the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps initiative
Nicolas Chaillan, Special Advisor for Cloud Security and DevSecOps, Department of Defense, OSD, A&S
10:00 - 10:25 a.m.Keynote
Laura Thomson, Senior Director of Engineering, Firefox Engineering Operations at Mozilla Corporation
10:25 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 - 11:10 a.m.Keynote
Simmons Lough, Software Architect, US Patent and Trademark Office - *Pending agency approval*
11:10 - 11:35 a.m.Pushed to Higher Standards: Reliability and Resiliency in Application Development on AWS
Jibby Ayo-Ani, DevOps Engineer, Welkin Health
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lunch & Networking
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
1:10 - 1:40 p.m.Breakout Sessions
1:50 - 2:20 p.m.Breakout Sessions
2:30 - 2:55 p.m.Apache Kafka® and the Rise of Event-Driven Microservices
Jun Rao, Co-founder, Confluent
2:55 - 3:20 p.m.Clarity in the world of service mesh confusion
Christian Posta, Global Field CTO, Solo.io
3:20 - 4:00 p.m.Lightning Talks
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.Happy Hour

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Sessions

 

Keynote

Top 10 mistakes people make with open source

Julia Ferraioli, Developer Advocate, Google’s Open Source Programs Office

Open source has been a critical part of software development for decades (or, depending on how you look at it, well over half a century), but the amount of open source software has grown dramatically in recent history. Open source has gone mainstream; companies are heavily investing in and releasing open source software, and individuals are releasing their own projects left and right. Many have moved to an “open source by default” model, but not everyone has a good sense of what the implications are for them. We’ll explore some critical (and sometimes counterintuitive!) mistakes that people make with open source.

Keynote

Clarity in the world of service mesh confusion

Christian Posta, Global Field CTO, Solo.io

Service mesh is a pattern and technology layer that has been emerging to solve cloud-native, service-to-service communication challenges. Things like service resilience patterns, service identity and security, metric collection and observability, et.al., can be solved with a service mesh. As you start to dig in, you may wonder “well, how do I get this into my services architecture?”, or “with the plethora of service mesh options out there, which one do I choose?”. You may also be wondering “do I need a service mesh for my situation?”. In this session, we look at when to use and not use a service mesh and then explore three open-source service mesh implementations, Istio, Linkerd, and Consul, how the compare and contrast and how to best get started with them. Lastly, we look at the SuperGloo service-mesh orchestrator which solves some of the challenges of operating a service mesh at scale, regardless of which mesh implementation you choose.

Keynote

Apache Kafka® and the Rise of Event-Driven Microservices

Jun Rao, Co-founder, Confluent

This talk will address something that is missing from a lot of the applications we build today, and something Kafka has enabled the vision for: I will be talking about events and how event-driven microservices are on the rise, as well as some practical applications that they enable in the industry.

Keynote

Pushed to Higher Standards: Reliability and Resiliency in Application Development on AWS

Jibby Ayo-Ani, DevOps Engineer, Welkin Health

We’ve all used social media, email, search engines, and more. We interact with “the Cloud” every day and as people in the tech space at some point, we have all asked the question what is “the Cloud” and how do I get up there? Some of us have discovered the answers and even built our own systems in the cloud yet there’s still a long ways to go.

We as an industry have moved towards cloud computing as the standard to take the burden off of managing our own data centers, though the standards for security and reliability to our customers do not change. Cloud service providers, like Amazon Web Services, provide a plethora of opportunity to build scalable, reliable, secure, and resilient platforms. In this presentation, I take you through the DevOps engineer's lens of not only discovering the power of cloud computing but utilizing to its utmost power. From security vulnerabilities to natural disasters, your application needs protecting. Leave this talk feeling empowered to push yourself to higher standards.

Keynote

DoD Software Factory with the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps initiative

Nicolas Chaillan, Special Advisor for Cloud Security and DevSecOps, Department of Defense, OSD, A&S

The Department of Defense is massively adapting DevSecOps and enable its Programs with a Continuous Authority to Operate model and a Containerized Architecture leveraging baked-in security with their sidecar security stack.

Breakout

Policy Enabled Kubernetes with Open Policy Agent

Jimmy Ray, Software Engineer, Capital One

A move to Cloud Computing is done, in large part, to address the common concerns of “infrastructure provisioning” that are shared by all application teams. Moving to containers and Kubernetes can be seen as the next evolution in allowing development teams to focus on their work, not on infrastructure. Cloud Computing and containerization move fast, and require automated policy enforcement points. Open Policy Agent can be used with Kubernetes to enforce a variety of policies. Based on my Medium article: https://medium.com/capital-one-tech/policy-enabled-kubernetes-with-open-policy-agent-3b612b3f0203

Breakout

k3s lightweight kubernetes on the Edge

Mark Abrams, Field Engineer, Rancher Labs

Rancher Labs created K3s to solve a problem anyone who works with constrained resources understands: Kubernetes doesn't run in those environments. We removed alpha and optional features, converted others to dynamic add-ons, and replaced etcd with sqlite. The result is a single binary that works on x86 and Arm processors and lets you run Kubernetes workloads on hardware with as little as 512 MB of RAM. We want to share K3s with as many people in the Kubernetes community as we can. We've put together a live presentation to demonstrate a tiny slice of what people can do with K3s. It begins with a discussion of what K3s is and how it works, and then follows with a live demonstration of the software by installing it on a small device. With the basic cluster up and running, we will take a look at how to scale both services and the cluster itself. The presentation is very interactive and we anticipate lots of Q&A.

Breakout

Building sustainable civic tech with open data

Jason Hibbets, Senior Community Architect, Red Hat

What do you get when you blend open data, open source, and challenges created by a community and government partnership? The answer: Sustainable civic tech. There is a secret recipe for successful civic tech that solves community problems. As a Code for America brigade captain, organizer of numerous civic tech events and hackathons, and author of a book about open source, open government, and open data, I have a tremendous amount of experience to share about the civic tech scene. In this session, the audience will learn how the Open Raleigh Brigade partnered with our county IT innovation team to identify challenges based on community goals, set by our county commissioners. Finally, the audience will learn more about the open data competition and we'll explore the impact of open data and how its having a positive impact in our community. Session participants will learn: * The value of open data in civic tech * The importance of creating community-focused challenges * How events can compliment and advance community projects * How community and government partnerships can help create sustainable civic tech

Breakout

A Crash Course in the Service Mesh: Istio under the hood

Brian 'redbeard' Harr, Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

With the increasing adoption of Istio and other service mesh technologies, we have more moving parts and more complexity to understand. Isn't the goal of a service mesh to lessen those concerns? In this talk we will dive into the components of Istio, how they interact, and explain their importance.

Breakout

Modernizing Government with Booz Allen and Red Hat, an Openshift and SDP Story

Josh Boyd, Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

In this session, you’ll learn how Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform paired with Booz Allen’s Solutions Delivery Platform enabled a greenfield re-envisioning of a civilian agency’s website for federal agencies to post funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. We’ll share with you the ups and downs of adoption and lessons learned during the journey to production and ATO.

Breakout

Serverless Suddenly Matters on Kubernetes with Knative

Tariq Islam, Product Manager, Google

Serverless is one of the most ambiguous terms in the tech industry today. In aggregate, it is a term that subsumes an array of interaction patterns for developers to utilize, a bit like a developer toolbox. In this session, we will cover a canonical definition of serverless and the technologies that enable this paradigm. Next, this session will cover what Knative brings over provider-specific serverless implementations. We will also look at the history of developer patterns in software development, and why serverless truly matters. A discussion will be held about the impact and the benefits that Knative has in this space on the people and processes within an organization. Finally we will run through a demo of Knative and talk about adoption patterns.

Breakout

Cloud-Native All the Things!

Keith Babo, Consulting Product Manager, Red Hat

Cloud adoption is not a matter of 'if', it's a matter of 'when'. The timeline for many of organizations facing this choice ranges somewhere between 'right now' and 'yesterday'. IT departments are struggling to come to terms with a constant stream of new and exciting technologies, while developing a strategy for how they will evolve their existing architecture to cloud-native. Throwing everything away and starting from scratch is not going to be possible, nor prudent, for most organizations. Survival will require pragmatism in adoption of new cloud technologies while retaining a connective fabric across your greenfield and brownfield environments. This session will offer pragmatic advice on how your existing IT architecture maps to the latest and greatest trends in cloud-native architecture, including: the relationship between Service Mesh, Event Mesh, and API Management; the future of cloud-native Java with Quarkus; the critical role of integration in Knative; and a whole lot more!

Breakout

Kubernetes and Virtual Machines - a KubeVirt Love Story

Jamie Duncan, Sr. Cloud Guy, Red Hat

In this session we'll dive into the why and the how behind kubevirt, one of the most innovative ideas in IT since kubernetes itself. We'll start with why kubevirt is going to change how we create and manage workloads, and then we'll pull back the curtain and examine the nuts and bolts of how kubevirt works with (hopefully) a live demo.

Breakout

Agile Integration: An Approach for Solving Modern Integration Challenges

Monica Hockelberg, Sr. Integration Domain Architect, Red Hat

So, what the heck is Agile Integration? In short, it's a response to our new normal. The landscape we operate in has changed. Agencies must respond faster than ever before to demands for information and services. At the same time, citizens expect government services to be accessible and efficient. As a result, delivery teams are being re-shuffled to improve collaboration and adopt agile practices. New architecture paradigms continue to emerge as the technological forces of cloud, containers, messaging, and APIs are further driving demand for flexible, holistic approaches to integration. A distributed integration approach allows you to respond to change faster, improve quality, and reduce risk. Agile Integration is a distributed integration approach that leverages the power and "goodness" of the open-source community, supports hybrid cloud environments with cloud-native tooling, and positions you to solve modern integration challenges with the technology you've been working with in the community. It's a game-changer. In this talk, we'll discuss the driving factors behind modernization efforts and you will learn how an agile approach to integration can create the runway you need to accelerate innovation within your own organization.

Breakout

Get the F out: Beating Fluentd with Beats in OpenShift

Mike Barretta, Principal Solutions Architect, Elastic

OpenShift's default log aggregation solution uses Fluentd as part of its "EFK" log aggregation solution. This talk will show how Elastic's Beats can collect more data, at greater scale, and with less effort. Among the details covered will be an overview of the current Beats family, the "module" construct and what it provides, and the current and growing list of Beats features that make them so powerful in Kubernetes / OpenShift architectures.

Mark Abrams

Rancher Labs

Mark Abrams

Field Engineer, Rancher Labs

Mark has worked as a full stack engineer for nearly 20 years. For the last 6 years Mark has been developing and delivering private cloud solutions for global enterprises and Fortune 100 companies, helping developers, operators, and executives with strategy, architecture, and the development of private cloud solutions. The scope of his expertise ranges from embedded systems to multi-tier architectures, enabling him to understand solutions from the highest overview to the most integral components.

Jibby Ayo-Ani

Welkin Health

Jibby Ayo-Ani

DevOps Engineer, Welkin Health

Jibby lives to fight the good fight; an experienced Silicon Valley Software and DevOps engineer, Jibby has worked across multiple industries addressing social issues in both large and small technology companies as well as for the Marshallese government as a consultant to prevent bad guys from laundering money through off-shore bank accounts. With cloud computing as her core skill set, she has become a subject matter expert on site reliability and disaster recovery aiming to build out scalable AWS cloud solutions. At Welkin Health, a Series-A health tech start-up, she leads the DevOps space to ultimately foster long term solutions to patients with chronic diseases.

Mike Barretta

Elastic

Mike Barretta

Principal Solutions Architect, Elastic

Mike Barretta is a Solutions Architect for Elastic focused on helping ensure the federal government receives its fair share of the future. The past ten years of his efforts have primarily revolved around technologies and techniques for simplifying the extraction and utilization of information from lots of data: distributed computing, natural language processing, machine learning, and mission-driven analytics.

Keith Babo

Red Hat

Keith Babo

Consulting Product Manager, Red Hat

Josh Boyd

Booz Allen Hamilton

Josh Boyd

Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Josh Boyd is a Chief Technologist who works with Booz Allen Hamilton to build capabilities in the areas of Cloud, DevOps and Modern Software Delivery. Josh is a Red Hat Certified Architect, an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, and Amateur Radio operator. Josh holds a MS in Applied Computer Science from Columbus State University and a BS in Computer Science from Radford University.

Nicolas Chaillan

Department of Defense, OSD, A&S

Nicolas Chaillan

Special Advisor for Cloud Security and DevSecOps, Department of Defense, OSD, A&S

Nicolas M. Chaillan is the Special Advisor for Cloud Security and DevSecOps at the Department of Defense, OSD, A&S. He is the former Special Advisor for Cybersecurity and Chief Architect at the Department of Homeland Security. He designed the new robust, innovative and holistic .Gov cybersecurity architecture (Cyber.gov) that mitigates cyber threats by leveraging best practices and implementable solutions with minimal impact to workforce efficiency. Chaillan is a technology entrepreneur, software developer, cyber expert and inventor. He is a Senior Executive with over 19 years of domestic and international experience with strong technical and subject matter expertise in cybersecurity, software development, product innovation, governance, risk management and compliance. Expert in numerous technological fields such as Cloud computing, Cybersecurity, DevSecOps, Big Data, multi-touch, mobile, IoT, Mixed Reality, VR, and wearables. He is recognized as one of France’s youngest entrepreneurs after founding, WORLDAKT at 15 years of age. Chaillan founded 12 companies, including AFTER-MOUSE.COM, Cyber Revolution, Prevent Breach, anyGuest.com, and more. Over the last eight years alone, he created and sold over 180 innovative software products to 45 Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, Chaillan decided to scale his incubation model and founded Nesting Partners to raise an incubation fund of $20M to create and incubate 10 to 15 projects. He is a sought after adviser and speaker, including participation in multiple industry conferences and experience working in close collaboration with many Fortune 100 companies and the U.S. Government. Chaillan is recognized as a pioneer of the computer language PHP.

Jamie Duncan

Red Hat

Jamie Duncan

Sr. Cloud Guy, Red Hat

Jamie Duncan is a recovering history major who has been at Red Hat for just over 7 years. Beginning with his role as a TAM, his focus has increasingly centered on the operations-oriented features of OpenShift, including the May 2018 publication of OpenShift In Action by Manning Publishing. Jamie has had this discussion with customers, OpenShift advocates, and technology fans on multiple continents to date. That fundamental knowledge of how containers work helps people treat containers like the revolutionary technology they are, using them strategically to solve their challenges. When not knee deep in OpenShift, Jamie's a hobby farmer and F1 racing fan. Sessions: Linux container internals 2.0, Mission-critical workloads using Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure Government

Julia Ferraioli

Google

Julia Ferraioli

Developer Advocate, Google

Julia Ferraioli is a Developer Advocate with Google’s Open Source Programs Office. She's a polyglot, though in code only, and is excited about accessibility, open source, machine learning, containers, and sprinkles (in roughly that order).

Brian 'redbeard' Harrington

Red Hat

Brian 'redbeard' Harrington

Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Brian 'redbeard' Harrington is the Product Manager for Istio and OpenShift Service Mesh within Red Hat. Previous to Red Hat he was the Chief Architect of the company CoreOS and before that served as the president of the non-profit HacDC. He is developer, hacker, and technical writer in the areas of open-source development and systems administration. His time spent in both defensive and offensive computing have combined with his readings of classical anarchism to present new ideas in organizational hierarchies for software development. He has been featured on Al Jazeera as an expert in the field of computer security, and has been seen and heard on Bloomberg Television and National Public Radio. In addition, he previously coordinated the security team for the conference "Shmoocon" and portions of the conference "DEFCON". He currently resides in Oakland, CA.

Jason Hibbets

Red Hat

Jason Hibbets

Senior Community Architect, Red Hat

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com—a publication and story-telling platform for open source communities. At night, he puts on his cape, and is a captain for the Open Raleigh Brigade, co-chair for NC Open Pass, and member of the Code for America Brigade National Advisory Committee. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets. Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source city—a resource for cities and communities interested in improving their government through civic technology. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown super power of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, a flock of chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government—not necessarily in that order, but close to it.

Monica Hockelberg

Red Hat

Monica Hockelberg

Sr. Integration Domain Architect, Red Hat

Monica Hockelberg is an Integration Domain Architect at Red Hat. As a seasoned architect specializing in integration and API-centric design, she helps organizations design, develop, and implement business-empowering, enterprise solutions for hybrid-cloud architectures. Whether you’re a public sector agency or a private sector enterprise, if you are an organization seeking to leverage emerging technologies to create agility and improve user experiences, she works with you to design cloud-native, API-centric solutions to speed up your delivery cycles and foster innovation.

Christian Posta

Solo.io

Christian Posta

Global Field CTO, Solo.io

Christian Posta (@christianposta) is Global Field CTO at Solo.io, former Chief Architect at Red Hat, and well known in the community for being an author (Istio in Action, Manning, Microservices for Java Developers, O’Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source enthusiast and committer on various open-source projects including Istio, Kubernetes, and many others. Christian has spent time at both enterprises as well as web-scale companies and now helps companies create and deploy large-scale, cloud-native resilient, distributed architectures. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, devops, and cloud-native application design.

Jun Rao

Confluent

Jun Rao

Co-founder, Confluent

Jun Rao is a co-founder at Confluent, a company that provides an event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka®. Before Confluent, Jun was a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn where he led the development of Kafka. Before LinkedIn, Jun Rao was a researcher at IBM's Almaden research data center, where he conducted research on database and distributed systems. Jun Rao is the PMC chair of Apache Kafka and a committer of Apache Cassandra.

Jimmy Ray

Capital One

Jimmy Ray

Software Engineer, Capital One

Jimmy Ray is a Lead Software Engineer with Capital One, focusing on Cloud Computing and Containerization. He is currently the technical lead on the Cloud Engineering Kubernetes Platform Team. The majority of his 20+ years in IT has been spent developing software and architecting enterprise solutions. Jimmy is a leader in the Richmond, VA tech community, and has spoken at user groups and conferences in the U.S. and Europe, including Jenkins World 2016. He is passionate about delivering containerized cloud solutions.

Daniel Walsh

Red Hat

Daniel Walsh

Senior Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat

Daniel Walsh has worked in the computer security field for over 35 years. Dan is a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat. He joined Red Hat in August 2001. Dan is the lead architect of the Red Hat Container Runtime Engineering team. Dan has been working on container technology for 15 years. Dan focusess on the CRI-O Container Runtime for Kubernets, Buildah for building container images, Podman for running and managing containers, containers/storage and containers/image. He has led the SELinux project, concentrating on the application space and policy development. Dan helped developed sVirt, Secure Virtualization as well as the SELinux Sandbox. Previously, Dan worked Netect/Bindview's on Vulnerability Assessment Products and at Digital Equipment Corporation working on the Athena Project, AltaVista Firewall/Tunnel (VPN) Products. Dan has a BA in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and a MS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Twitter: rhatdan Blog: danwalsh.livejournal.com Email: dwalsh@redhat.com

Tariq Islam

Google

Tariq Islam

Product Manager, Google

Tariq is a Product Manager and Kubernetes Specialist at Google that enjoys educating and enabling others on technologies that help organizations meet their objectives more effectively. He is passionate about emerging technologies in general, and has been working with organizations for the last 10 years in helping them more effectively adopt technologies in meaningful ways. In a past life, Tariq was a web developer and systems engineer in the government space. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 young children, going to the gym, reading, and eating.

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