This week part of the mytaxi platform team and I have been to Copenhagen for KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe 2018.

My focus for this conference was to learn more about monitoring in cloud native environments. Here’s an incomplete list of talks I attended and thought to be useful.

  • What’s Up With All the Container Runtimes (on YouTube)

    An overview about the history of containers and how they came to be. Afterwards I also knew what the difference between CRI and OCI is.

  • How to export Prometheus metrics from just about anything (on YouTube)

    Fast-paced talk about implementing Prometheus exporters in Go.

  • Jenkins X: Easy CI/CD for Kubernetes (on YouTube)

    The next version of Jenkins, Kubernetes first. Kind of an overall bootstrapping tool for new projects with opinionated defaults, not sure if you can change that.

  • Autoscale your Kubernetes Workload with Prometheus (on YouTube)

    Since Kubernetes 1.8 it is possible to scale pods using the custom metrics API. As an example this talk shows how to scale a blog using request counts reported by Prometheus.

  • Prometheus Deep Dive (on YouTube)

    Q&A session with some of the core Prometheus developers. Made me aware of Thanos for long term storage and HA setups of Prometheus.

Very nice experience overall, would attend again. 5/7