Scaling your Application with Docker and Kubernetes

GDG Twin Cities
Tue, Jun 7, 2016, 6:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

We are excited this month to have Mark Mandel, Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platfrom join us at Agosto.

Tentative Schedule
6:30 - Snacks and socializing *
7:00 - Short greeting and intro by GDG Organizer
7:15 - Scaling your Application with Docker and Kubernetes by Mark Mandel
8:30 Adjourn

*please show up as close to on time as possible.  Agosto is generous with their space after business hours.  Early arrivals cannot be accommodated.  If you need to travel early, there are great happy hour specials at Darby's Pub, about 1 block north.*

Scaling your Application with Docker and Kubernetes by Mark Mandel

Writing the code for your applications is loads of fun, but often deploying your application and then scaling it to match your load can be hard and frustrating.

The new world of software containers such as Docker can provide you with standard and repeatable ways to solve these problems, and manage a large chunk of your application deployment and scaling needs.

In this talk we will take a simple Node.js application, and use it look at some of the basics of Docker, such as writing Dockerfiles, building images and pushing to registries. Finally we will deploy our code to the open source Kubernetes project so we can then scale our application across multiple running containers and machines. 

Mark Mandel

Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. Polyglot FTW. Clojure, Go, J/Ruby, whatever. Learning Haskell & Rust. One half of @GCPPodcast and @2dduPodcast

Speaker biography

Mark Mandel is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform and one half of the Google Cloud Platform Podcast. Hailing from Australia, Mark built his career developing backend web applications for over 15 years, and authoring and contributing to several widely adopted open source projects. Since then he has focused on becoming a polyglot developer, building systems in Clojure, Go, and JRuby on a variety of infrastructures. In his spare time he plays with his dog, trains martial arts and reads too much fantasy literature.

Thanks again to Agosto for hosting!


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