KubeCon event report (2 of 2)

(This is the continuation from the previous post.) New Era of Open Source In the 2010s, open-source was driven mainly by startups as a strategy to build a viable business, which led to companies like Red Hat, CloudBees, Elastic, & Mongo. It was also painfully clear in KubeCon that the forces that shaped the landscape of…

KubeCon event report (1 of 2)

KubeCon / CloudNativeCon in Barcelona was amazing. I’ve been hearing great things from my colleagues who have been to past KubeCon, but hearing and seeing are two entirely different experiences. Excitement The energy was clearly in the air, reflecting the amount of interest, excitement, innovation, and investment in the cloud native space. The number of…

Microsoft Build event report

This is my event report from Microsoft Build last week. More pictures of the event is here. The last time I’ve been to a flagship Microsoft event is more than 10 years ago, where we showed Sun hardware that was certified for Windows Server and I was handing out Sun T-shirts. Before I joined Sun in…

Dockercon 2019

I was at the Dockercon last week. TL;DR is that +1 for the event team, their OSS strategy, and ARM, but -1 for the CTO’s stage performance, and their product value. Docker is clearly focused on developer experience (DX) that hides rapidly evolving “implementation details” (think Kubernetes, Helm, etc.) As the OSS strategy, that made…