Panel: Languages of Infrastructure

Join us for a moderated panel from our speakers about the future of languages of Infrastructure, YAML, Infrastructure as Code, and more. We will have an online form for you to fill out questions in advance as you hear the talks throughout the day. 


Speaker

Frederic Branczyk

CEO & Founder @PolarSignalsIO, previously Senior Principal Engineer @Redhat

Frederic is the founder and CEO of Polar Signals. Before founding Polar Signals he was a senior principal engineer and the main architect for all things Observability at Red Hat, which he joined through the CoreOS acquisition. Frederic is a Prometheus and Thanos maintainer as well as until recently was the tech lead for the special interest group for instrumentation in Kubernetes. In a previous life, he was a security researcher working on key management solutions as well as intrusion detection systems. When not working on software Frederic enjoys obsessing over brewing a perfect cup of coffee.

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Marcel van Lohuizen

Creator of CUE

Marcel van Lohuizen is a PhD in computer science. He is the co-creator of GCL, was on the founding team of Borg, a long-time member of the Go team and creator of CUE.

Marcel van Lohuizen created the open source CUE project building on 20 years of experience in the natural language processing and cloud configuration space. At Google he was, among other things, a member of the founding Borg team (the inspiration for Kubernetes), where he created the core tooling as well as the Borg Configuration Language (BCL), and a long-time member of the Go team.

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Justin Cormack

CTO @Docker

Justin Cormack is the CTO at Docker, working on unikernels.

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Joe Duffy

Founder and CEO @PulumiCorp

Joe Duffy is CEO of Pulumi, a Seattle startup making it easier for teams to program the cloud. Prior to founding Pulumi in 2017, Joe held leadership roles at Microsoft in the Developer Division, Operating Systems Group, and Microsoft Research. Most recently Joe was Director for Engineering and Technical Strategy for Microsoft's developer tools, leading key technical architecture initiatives, in addition to managing the groups building the C#, C++, Visual Basic, and F# languages, IoT, and all Visual Studio IDE, compiler, and static analysis services. Joe initiated efforts to take .NET open source and cross-platform, and was instrumental in Microsoft's overall open source transformation. Joe has over 20 years of professional software experience, has written 2 books, and still loves to code.

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Adam Jacob

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder @System Initiative

Adam Jacob is an engineering and product innovator, with decades of experience designing, building, and managing large production systems. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of System Initiative. Previously, Adam was the CTO and Co-Founder of Chef Software.

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Sprinkling eBPF Onto Your Observability

Monday Oct 24 / 02:55PM PDT

When talking about Observability in 2022 there is no way around eBPF. However, eBPF is often seen as magic dust that can be sprinkled into infrastructure and magically do anything, when the reality is much more complicated.

Frederic Branczyk

CEO & Founder @PolarSignalsIO, previously Senior Principal Engineer @Redhat

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Taming Configuration Complexity Made Fun with CUE

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Configuration has become the number one complexity problem to solve in infrastructure and beyond. Configuration is in more places than people imagine. Every part of your tech stack—databases, apps, schemas, services, workflows, policy, models, networking—must be configured.

Marcel van Lohuizen

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Programming Your Policies

Monday Oct 24 / 01:40PM PDT

Software is eating the world, and this talk is about how it is coming to eat the world of policy. I will talk about why this is happening, what the business drivers are, and how it affects developers and compliance and security departments, and the cultural and communication changes there.

Justin Cormack

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Infrastructure as Code: Past, Present, Future

Monday Oct 24 / 04:10PM PDT

Infrastructure as code enables us to automate and manage all sorts of infrastructure, from on-premises virtual machines to cloud resources, and everything in between.

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Monday Oct 24 / 11:50AM PDT

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Shane Hastie

Global Delivery Lead for SoftEd and Lead Editor for Culture & Methods at InfoQ.com