Nashville / October 26-28
We understand these are uncertain times and we are sensitive to the current environment. Whether the program is in person, virtual or a combination of both, we will have a Spinnaker Summit in 2020. If you submit an abstract that’s accepted and can’t travel to the summit, we will have options available for you to present virtually.
Use the apply button to submit your abstract. The deadline to submit is May 31, 11:59 PM PST. Please join the Slack channel for program updates and to engage with the community. To view the 2019 talks, please click here.
Spinnaker Summit brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by Google, Armory, Adobe and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers. The 2019 event saw a near 40% increase in attendance, lasting connections driven by twice the exhibitors as 2018's Seattle conference and a dedicated focus on teaching and learning.
2019 Hit a Milestone of 50 Speakers, 25+ Companies
Keynote presentations from Netflix and Google Cloud Platform plus main stage presentations from Home Depot were a few of the opportunities listed on the 2019 agenda.Past Agenda
Director of Delivery Engineering at Netflix
I am a software Engineer at Continuous Delivery Platform Team at Pinterest.
Previously I worked as SDE in Microsoft Azure and AWS Recognition. I got my master degree in Electrical Computer Engineer from Duke University.
Brian is the technical lead for the Continuous Delivery team at Airbnb, focused on providing Spinnaker as the standard delivery tool across Airbnb's rapidly evolving service oriented architecture.
I am an extremely technical and seasoned technologist who has spent the last decade engineering and implementing large scale infrastructure and security architectures for organizations of all sizes - ranging from startup to Fortune 50. Today, I am helping AWS strategic customers scale to meet their demanding business needs using our services combined with key OSS such as Spinnaker and K8S.
10 year of experience in backend systems. Have spent the past 2 years in a lead role on our infrastructure team.
I've used spinnaker heavily over the past 2 years.
Brandon is a technology leader and change agent who is passionate about helping companies deliver better software, faster. He is currently working at Autodesk where he is working on transforming service delivery to enable the company to achieve SaaS excellence.
I am a Software Engineer on the Spinnaker OSS team at Google. Previously, I built web apps at Spotify and CondÃ© Nast.
Miles helps Google Cloud customers transition to the cloud, specializing in CI/CD workflows with Jenkins + Spinnaker. His background includes application development, startup CTO roles, and application security. Miles created his own consultancy, HireMiles.com, and partners with Google to guide the Fortune 500's path on GCP.
Vaidyalingam Ramalingam is an Associate Technology Analyst at JPMorgan Chase. As a primary member to their agile software development team, he focuses on improving the experience and speed of delivery of software into various platforms.
Lorin Hochstein is a Sr. Software Engineer on the CORE (Cloud Operations & Reliability Engineering) Team at Netflix, where he works on ensuring that Netflix remains available. He was previously Sr. Software Engineer at SendGrid Labs, Lead Architect for Cloud Services at Nimbis Services, Computer Scientist at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraskaâ€“Lincoln.
Lorin has a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McGill University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Adam is an accomplished software engineer with extensive experience designing and developing rich, intuitive user interfaces and the backend systems necessary to support them.
I have over fifteen years of professional experience as a Systems Architect, Software Engineer and Team Lead. My passion is technology, our interactions with it, and the teams that build it.
As of November 2014, I am a member of the Cloud and Platform Engineering group at Netflix responsible for building the continuous delivery tooling responsible for over 95% of all deployments.
Engineering Manager on the Netflix Delivery Engineering team.
Jeyrs Chabu is a Sr. Software Engineer at Netflix working on Spinnaker since 2016.
Chris is a Senior Data Scientist at Netflix on the Platform Data Science & Engineering team.
Emily Burns is a Senior Software Engineer on the Delivery Engineering team at Netflix. She has been working on Spinnaker for the past 3 years. Most recently she has been focused on Managed Delivery. In her free time she is a ceramic artist.
Rob is a Senior Software Engineer on the Delivery Engineering team at Netflix and Technical Oversight Committee member for Spinnaker. He focuses primarily on the lower-level bits of Spinnaker and is passionate about improving the architecture, performance, reliability and operability of the product as a whole for both Netflix and the community.
As a full stack engineer at Nike, Melana works on microservices and continuous delivery to enable other engineers at Nike to be more productive in the Cloud through libraries and tooling.
Jing Vergara is a Principal Software Engineer at salesforce.com. She graduated with a Master of
Computer Science (MCS) degree at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC). She has been leading the efforts on building/scaling infrastructure services at Salesforce and transitioning Salesforce infrastructure services to the public cloud for the last few years.
Senior Software Engineer from Salesforce with approximately 2 years experience running and hacking on Spinnaker. Member of the Kubernetes V2 SIG and contributor to the Spinnaker project. Frequent Slack lurker and occasional problem solver.
Joel is currently the Manager of Cloud DevOps at Redbox where he leads the Cloud DevOps team to architect highly available cloud environments, develop infrastructure and development tools, and empower developers through fully automated single click deployment pipelines. He has been using Spinnaker since it's initial OSS release, and has experience building complex delivery pipelines for both software and hardware solutions. He is a Pythonista by trade and the cloud is his immutable data center. In his spare time, he is a Google Developer Chicago Organizer running monthly meet ups and a yearly Windy City DevFest conference. When he isn't working, he loves exploring Sweet Home Chicago!
Matthew Richardson is a Senior Configuration Engineer at Sony Playstation.
Helping The Home Depot solve continuous integration / continuous delivery, platform strategy, and adoption of open source software
Balaji is VP of Product and Business Development at OpsMx. Balaji brings 12+ years of experience in product management and marketing in the Enterprise software space. Prior to OpsMx, Balaji was head of product management at Cisco for cloud native solutions and network virtualization products portfolio. Before that Balaji led technical business development at Big Switch Networks. Balaji is a prolific speaker in major industry conferences and author of 2 books in the networking field. Balaji holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business and Masters in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, India
I have grown up and lived my whole life in Cape Town, South Africa. I joined Aerobotics, coming out of an electrical-mechanical engineering degree, just under 4 years ago - which was around the time that the company was founded. I have been heading up the software team ever since joining, in a full-stack/architectural role.
Aerobotics is a South African based company which uses aerial drone imagery to help growers manage yield, pest & disease in their farms through Artificial Intelligence.
Ethan is a Staff Software Engineer at Armory and a Kubernetes SIG lead. He's spent the last 2 years of his career working on the Spinnaker project and has been deeply immersed in the community working with uses and building scalable features that enable users to adopt Spinnaker and use it to its fullest potential.
I am a software engineer passionate about Security and AI. My experience includes working on distributed systems infrastructure (both microservice and monolithic architectures), RESTful APIs (both writing and testing them), and automation.
Louis Vernon is a Site Reliability Engineer at Descartes Labs, leveraging Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform to transform the way we derive insights from petabytes of geospatial data. Prior to Descartes Labs, Louis worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he co-led the Institutional Computing Application Performance Team. Louis has spent the last decade tackling the challenge of scale, from tens of thousands of cores running Kubernetes on Google Cloud to millions of cores on the Department of Energy's flagship high performance computers. Louis has presented at many technical and scientific conferences including Spinnaker Summit and the Exascale Application and Software Conference.
Stephen is the Lead Software Engineer at Discovery, Inc. with a background in computer science and 10 years of professional experience writing and managing software. He started programming early in life, working with BASIC, C and C++ and then became a full stack developer writing Java web and backend applications. He spent many years in traditional operations and then transitioned to an ops role with the goal of automating all tasks necessary to quickly build and deliver quality production ready software. This has led to his current role at Discovery, Inc. where he leads modernization efforts using open source, container based technologies, combined with cloud and modern development practices to transform Discoveryâ€™s media and business teams.
Discovery is the global leader in real life entertainment, serving passionate fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year through premium brands such as Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network and the Travel Channel.
My name is Robert Ross but people like to call me Bobby Tables. I'm a former engineer at Namely and DigitalOcean and decided to leap into the world of starting my own company called FireHydrant after fighting incidents as an on-call engineer for years. I love writing software that can grow in size and scale while teaching how we do it.
An accomplished Software Engineer specializing in Object-Oriented Design, with an extensive experience in server side programming using Java. An enthusiastic fast and self-learner, who likes to be up-to-date in latest technologies and apply software engineering best practices
Scott Frederick is a Principal Software Engineer at Pivotal, working on Spring Framework and Cloud Foundry open-source and commercial projects. Scott has been using Java, Spring, and Cloud Foundry since the early days of each of these technologies, to solve real-world problems. Before joining Pivotal, Scott spent many years in the travel and transportation industry.
Pere Kyle is a Software Engineer for Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat and Bitmoji, both popular social media platforms seeing over 190MM daily active users. Pere brings over 12 years of Software Development experience to his current role at Snap as a member of the Service Infrastructure Team, responsible for Snaps in house Service Mesh. Pere has been responsible for Snapâ€™s software deployment tooling since joining Snap in 2017, focusing on continuous delivery of Snapchats core backend software. Most recently, Pere has lead the effort to adopt Spinnaker as the preferred deployment tool across all engineering teams at Snap. Pere is a regular at Spinnaker SIG meetings, and has contributed multiple features to Spinnaker OSS (offset canaries, node aware deployments) as a result of his work at Snap. He resides in sunny Seattle Washington, and is an apprentice winemaker in his spare time.
Dan is a Cloud Advocate for the Cloud Services organization at VMware. At present, Dan is primarily focused on the Kubernetes ecosystem, function-as-a-service frameworks, and cloud native application development. He is also concerned with the management and operation of applications in the public cloud. Prior to this role, he served as an NSBU Systems Engineer since 2013. Before coming to VMware, Dan was a Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems in the service provider organization. Dan holds both a B.S. And M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University.
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