9 Days & Counting: Who’s Coming To Spinnaker Summit 2019?

Nov 5, 2019 by Rosalind Benoit

The 3rd annual Spinnaker Summit 2019 is coming up in just 9 short days, November 15-17. As an Armory n8b and the new Open Source Evangelist for Spinnaker, I can hardly wait!!

For some, this exciting San Diego event will make a perfect continuous-delivery prelude to KubeCon, the cloud-native mega-conference featuring Kubernetes and other CNCF-ecosystem projects. For others, especially the growing community of engineers, web developers, solutions architects, leaders, and Fortune 100 companies using Spinnaker to innovate, Spinnaker Summit is the main event.

So, what can you expect to experience at the Summit? Of course, Spinnaker users from around the globe will gather to converse about technical solutions and business value realized by adopting the platform. 50 speakers and over 25 companies will represent. Special Interest Groups in the Spinnaker community will hold open meetings to discuss initiatives and get feedback. Some highlights:

  • Friday, we’ll kick off with 2 hands-on trainings delivered by Armory’s Spinnaker-expert Solutions Architects. Beginner and more advanced offerings available
  • Andy Glover, Netflix’s godfather of Spinnaker, will share his perspective on the future of software delivery, as will Andrew Phillips of Google
  • Spinnaker enthusiasts from AWS, Home Depot, Descartes Labs, Snap, AirBnB, SalesForce, Google, and many more will speak in-depth about adoption and use of Spinnaker at scale, and its benefits

Conversations will tackle topics like security, service mesh, EKS, microservices, debugging, config generation and shared libraries, secrets management, managed delivery, and so much more! As a former New Mexican techie, I personally am super pumped to hear about Descartes Labs’ experience using Spinnaker to streamline deployment of its sustainability-minded AI software to a large kubernetes infrastructure. That’s my jam, but whatever you like to nerd out on, and wherever you and your organization are in a cloud migration or continuous delivery journey, we’d love for you to join us! As I write this, registration is still open, so click here to secure your tickets.

Please stop by the Armory booth in the Expo Hall to say hi : )  If you can’t make it, or if you’re JUST SO STOKED YOU CAN’T WAIT TO DIVE IN, (I know the feeling!) check out these links featuring stories of the transformative power of Spinnaker:

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