October 12, 2021
Los Angeles, California + Virtual
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War stories of how GitOps helped and Where Systems Broke Down [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 12

1:55pm PDT

Tales from the Branches: GitOps in the Real World - Moderated by Dan Garfield, Codefresh; Cornelia Davis, Amazon; Christopher Lane, Chick-fil-A; Mae Large, State Farm; Mike Bowen, Blackrock & David Lewis, Starbucks
Join a panel of GitOps end users from major companies in different industries – Blackrock, Chick-fil-a, Lyft, Starbucks, State Farm – as they tell stories from their GitOps journey. Attendees will hear about problems they sought to solve, challenges faced along the way, and how GitOps strategies and tools were used to make it work.

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Dan Garfield

Chief Open Source Officer and ArgoProj Maintainer, Codefresh
Dan Garfield is the Co-founder and Chief Open Source Officer of Codefresh, a continuous delivery, and GitOps platform. He helped launch the GitOps Working Group and helped lead the creation of the Open GitOps principles. As an Argo Maintainer, Kubernaut, Google Developer Expert, he... Read More →

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Mae Large

staff field engineer, vmware
I'm currently an Architecture Manager at State Farm. I've worked as a software developer throughout my career starting in the Philippines where I was born and raised. I had the opportunity to work in Finland and in India at a consulting capacity before joining State Farm in 2006 first... Read More →
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Cornelia Davis

Product Management, CNCF TOC, Amazon
Cornelia has been working in IT systems for several decades with the last 10 years focused on DevOps platforms. She was part of the team that brought Cloud Foundry to the industry - both the open source project and the Pivotal CF product. In the last 5+ years she has applied that... Read More →
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David Lewis

Lead Site Reliability Engineer, Starbucks
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Mike Bowen

Senior Principal Engineer, OSPO Lead, BlackRock
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Christopher Lane

Enterprise Architect, Chick-fil-A
Christopher Lane is a Principal Enterprise Architect with Chick-fil-A focused on Customer Technology Solutions (CTS). CTS' profile includes all customer-facing applications and services at Chick-fil-A, including our industry-leading Chick-fil-A One mobile application. Prior to joining... Read More →

Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:55pm - 2:25pm PDT
Petree Hall C + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:50pm PDT

GitOps Use Cases & Best Practices Comedy Game Show - Tamao Nakahara & Sebastian Bernheim, Weaveworks; Chris Short, Red Hat; Javeria Khan, Snowflake & Christian Hernandez, Red Hat
Everyone wants to hear real-world use cases and best practices from GitOps practitioners and experts! But another same-old same-old panel? Not this time!  Come join Tamao Nakahara’s GitOps Game Show - a game-show style session where the audience will hear real-world situations, guess at solutions, and then hear several experts go into depth with their actual solutions. Experts will include Javeria Khan and other guests. The session will be sprinkled with fun nerdy zingers and one-liners from our friends, Chris Short and Sebastian Bernheim!   Test your knowledge and skills: * Hear about real-world GitOps needs and constraints * Guess at possible solutions! * Hear from the experts about their actual use cases, the paths they chose, what tools they used, what worked, and what pitfalls to avoid * Try to one-up our nerdy jokes!  The session will be fast-paced, educational with concrete data, and fun!

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Christian Hernandez

Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat
Christian is a well rounded technologist with experience in infrastructure engineering, systems administration, enterprise architecture, tech support, advocacy, and management. Passionate about OpenSource and containerizing the world one application at a time. He is currently a maintainer... Read More →

Tamao Nakahara

VP of Developer Experience, Weaveworks
Tamao Nakahara is VP of the Developer Experience team at Weaveworks. The team is dedicated to the architecture, engineering, and developer experience of many open source projects and primarily to CNCF Flux and Flagger. Tamao is also co-founder of DevRelCon SF and is dedicated to all... Read More →

Sebastian Bernheim

Customer Reliability Engineer, Weaveworks
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Chris Short

Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS
Chris Short has been a proponent of open source solutions throughout his over two decades in various IT disciplines including systems, security, networks, and DevOps engineering and advocacy across the public and private sectors. He currently works at Red Hat. Chris is a disable... Read More →

Javeria Khan

Senior Platform Engineer, Snowflake
Javeria Khan is a Senior Platform Engineer at Snowflake. She has an MS in EE from Imperial College London, and has been working in the infrastructure software domain for the past 7 years, and with Kubernetes for the past 4. As a part of different infrastructure teams spanning over... Read More →

Tuesday October 12, 2021 4:50pm - 5:10pm PDT
Petree Hall C + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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