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Wednesday, November 8 • 4:30pm - 5:05pm
Dungeons and Deployments: Leveling up in Kubernetes - Noah Abrahams, Oracle; Natali Vlatko, Cisco; Kat Cosgrove, Dell; Seth McCombs, AcuityMD

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How do you know if your kubernetes clusters are running well? In this session, you make a “Knowledge: Kubernetes” roll on a D20. This talk will illustrate and explain many kubernetes concepts while the panel “plays” a tabletop role-playing game. You’ll see how the Game Master is really an API server, your CI/CD is run by actual Wizards, and your kubelets never stop attacking.

This is a light-hearted talk about fundamental kubernetes concepts and how they all fit together. At low level, it may be tempting sometimes to burn your infrastructure to the ground in frustration, but let us help you get a handle on those early concepts, and you’ll have enough experience to level up in no time. You might even multi-class into DevOps.

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Noah Abrahams

Senior Principal Technical Program Manager, Oracle
I run the Las Vegas K8s community, and direct processes for CNCF and OSS contributions at Oracle. I have previously been part of the K8s contributor Experience team, helped run the Kubernetes Contributor Summits, and led the non-code contributor guide efforts.
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Kat Cosgrove

Lead Developer Advocate, Dell Technologies
Kat is a Lead Developer Advocate at Dell focused on the growth and nurturing of open source through authentic contribution. In particular, her specialties are approachable 101-level content and deep dives on the history of technology, with a focus on DevOps and cloud native. She has... Read More →
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Seth McCombs

Senior Infrastructure Engineer, AcuityMD
Seth is an accidental Infrastructure Engineer who decided that instead of pursuing his bachelor's in accounting, he should drop of out college and be a rock star. After playing in various bands in Upstate NY, he fell backwards into all things containers and Kubernetes, and decided... Read More →
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Natali Vlatko

Open Source Architect, Cisco
Natali Vlatko (she/her) is an Open Source Technical Leader at Cisco, specializing in open software, policy, compliance, and governance, and is a SIG Docs Co-Chair for Kubernetes. She plays on the fun computer in her spare time. Her academic background is in Egyptology and Archaeology... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2023 4:30pm - 5:05pm CST
W175 (Ground Level)