The Creative Technologist and Kubernetes Cluster, what's next?

GDG Silicon Valley
Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 6:00 PM (PST)

About this event


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6:00-6:50pm Networking and light food

6:50-7:00pm Announcements

7:00-8.00pm The Creative Technologist (Corey Leigh Latislaw)

8:00-9:00pm OK so I built me a Kubernetes Cluster, what's next? (Mandy Waite)

TITLE: The Creative Technologist
Programming is an art form, yet we often view programming as a rote act. In this talk, we’ll explore the connections between the brain, technology, and creativity. You'll learn the benefits of creativity, how to practice it, and how you can use it to make you a better technologist. Corey Leigh Latislaw ( is a Google Developer Expert in Android who has written many apps at companies large and small. She runs her own consulting firm and authors videos and books on Android programming.

TITLE: OK so I built me a Kubernetes Cluster, what's next?
Everybody got all fired up about Kubernetes and microservices but then many of us were like ‘Oh, darn, what’s going on?’. Well Istio gives us a view of the entire system and gives us a way to easily automate application network functions: control, configure, monitor application-level requests, ensure resilience, routing, observability, fault-injection and more. In this session we'll introduce you to Istio and to Service Meshes in general, and we'll explain why they are a big deal and how they are the next step in changing the way we build and run applications.

Mandy Waite is a Developer Advocate at Google.