Kubernetes and LaunchDarkly; The Junction of Deploy and Software

Teams are leveraging Kubernetes (and other container based technologies) to improve the speed at which they ship and deploy applications, however, Kubernetes still largely focuses on solving these problems through infrastructure concepts. As technology teams, we've always kept the process of deploying applications, and releasing new versions to users, closely tied to the infrastructure deployment steps. LaunchDarkly allows users to break that connection apart, separating the deployment of application code (to infrastructure) from the release of software features. In this session, attendees will deep dive on exploring this concept and learn how LaunchDarkly fills the gap in user consumption by exploring concepts like canary rollouts and user targeting - allowing application teams to have greater control over which users and teams are consuming new features - and how to back them out when something goes wrong.


Peter McCarron

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer @LaunchDarkly

Peter is a Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer at LaunchDarkly that came to the DevOps world accidentally on purpose. After a start in the wireless and cellular space, Peter pivoted to a marketing career focusing on infrastructure automation, service networking, and application delivery. Along the way, he picked up a passion for building content and just enough coding knowledge to hide the duct tape and string that often holds his demos together. Now he creates technical materials designed to help users understand both how products work and the value they can bring to an organization.

Outside of work, Peter often spends his weekends hiking, camping, and just generally exploring up in the mountains of Colorado with his wife Hannah and cattle dog Margot

Read more

Session Sponsored By

Fundamentally change how you deliver software.


Tuesday Oct 25 / 01:40PM PDT ( 50 minutes )


Pacific DEKJ


Kubernetes DevOps Continuous Delivery Continuous Integration Development


From the same track

Session Data Analytics

Understanding Analytics and Data-driven Decision Making

Tuesday Oct 25 / 02:55PM PDT

Understanding Analytics and Data-driven Decision Making

Speaker image - Daniel Ceasar Paul  Jalathyan
Daniel Ceasar Paul Jalathyan

Application Performance Management @Zoho

Session Java

Performance Testing Java Applications

Tuesday Oct 25 / 10:35AM PDT

Every so often, you’ll read a performance benchmark (of a Java or other application), with bold claims for how well X performs compared to Y.

Speaker image - Pratik  Patel
Pratik Patel

Java Champion & developer advocate @Azul Systems

Session Programming

Discover Inspirational Insights in Motivational Sports Speeches Using Speech-to-Text

Tuesday Oct 25 / 05:25PM PDT

Inspirational sports speeches have motivated and reinvigorated folks for years. Whether you’re a developer or an athlete, they’ve withstood the journey because even the smartest, the bravest, and the most resilient need some encouragement on occasion.

Speaker image - Tonya  Sims
Tonya Sims

Python Developer Advocate @Deepgram

Session Programming

Are Programming languages... *Actually* Languages?

Tuesday Oct 25 / 04:10PM PDT

Spoiler: proooooooobably not… But Second Language Acquisition and Tech Skill Building share a *lot* of similarities. Despite their best efforts, people regularly stumble in their language-learning AND Dev/DevOps journeys. Why is this, and what can we do better?

Speaker image - Dylan Lacey
Dylan Lacey

Manager of Developer Relations @Sauce Labs

Session Machine Learning

Engineering Considerations for Running Machine Learning Models at the Edge: Application in Body Scanning for eCommerce

Tuesday Oct 25 / 11:50AM PDT

This talk will review the engineering considerations to support the operation of body scanning machine learning models to evaluate the usability of images for generating a body double in the Amazon shopping application.

Speaker image - Jenn Lin
Jenn Lin

Principal Engineer and Sr. Software Development Manager @Amazon

Speaker image - Herak Sen
Herak Sen

Principal Software Engineer @Amazon