Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium

March 1 - 2, 2019

Understanding Kubernetes: Serverless

Saturday - Mar 2 4:30 PM - INSPIRATION

Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

Software Architect

Prerequisite: If you are unfamiliar with Kubernetes be sure to attend: Understanding Kubernetes: Fundamentals

From operating system on bare metal, to virtual machines on hypervisors, to containers orchestration platforms. How we run our code and bundle our applications continues to evolve. Serverless computing continuous our evolutionary path for our architectures..

See how Kubernetes provides a vendor agnostic solution for serverless computing using the Kubeless project.

Serverless promises to developers that they can worry less about the cluster and focus more on their logic. Based on your Kubernetes knowledge we will discover how two open source serverless frameworks, Kubeless and OpenFaaS, leverage Kubernetes. The recent addition of Knative is shaking things up. We will explore what Knative is bringing to the table and how the serverless landscape is evolving.

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About Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson is halfway into his second score of engineering commercial software. Software has the amazing potential to improve and even save lives. Sadly, lousy software can miss this potential. His journey is driven by delivering helpful software to move us forward.

His applications began with laboratory instrument software and managing its data. Jonathan was enticed by the advent of object-oriented design to develop personal banking software. Banking soon turned to the internet and enterprise applications took off. Java exploded onto the scene and since then he has inhabited that ecosystem. At 454 Life Sciences and Roche Diagnostics, Jonathan returned to laboratory software and leveraged Java-based state machines and enterprise services to manage the terabytes of data flowing out of DNA sequencing instruments. As a hands-on architect at Thermo Fisher Scientific, he applied the advantages of microservices, containers, and Kubernetes to their laboratory management platform.

Now, his architecture voyage sails with the symbiosis of Cognituum's Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) platform with the Kubernetes ecosystem.

Jonathan enjoys comparing and sharing his adventures with peers. He shares ways to modernize application architectures while adhering to the fundamentals of high modularity and low coupling. A longtime resident of Connecticut, he discusses his experiences with technical groups and meetups. You will often see Jonathan schooling and retooling on the NFJS tours.