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We accidentally created a Cloud on our IBM Cloud

Part of the job of a Developer Advocate is the ability to demo or show off portions of your technology stack to possible users. At IBM this is no different for us, but there is a gap on the scale of what our requirements are and what the provisioning of our cloud infrastructure was. In this talk we will describe our situation, our iterations on what we tried and the painful portions of them, and how we accidentally created a Cloud interface on top of the IBM Cloud, or easier said, we created a Cloud on our Cloud.
Ideally, we will show our journey and the lessons we learned along the way, and as an audience member, you will come away with nuggets of useful tooling to make your cloud usage more streamlined, and hopefully, you will see the pitfalls we fell in and you can avoid them yourself. We will show off some bad code, some good code, and some robust code; all open source and available to allow you to leverage it too.

Speaker

  • JJ Asghar
    JJ Asghar
    IBM

    JJ works as a Developer Advocate representing the IBM Cloud all over the world. He mainly focuses on the IBM Kubernetes Service and OpenShift trying to make companies and users have a successful onboarding to the Cloud Native ecosystem. He has also been known in the DevOps tooling ecosystem and generalized Linux communities. If he is not building automation to make his work streamlined, he is building the groundwork to do just that.
    He lives and grew up in Austin, Texas. A father and husband, trying to learn to balance his natural nerdiness with family life. He enjoys a good strong dark ale, hoppy IPA, some team building Artemis, and epic Gloomhaven campaigning.
    He has recently dove headfirst into Fedora since IBM buying Red Hat, but still secretly wants FreeBSD everywhere. He is always trying to become a better web technology developer, though normally just uses bash to get the job done.

Date

Jun 15 - 17 2021
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