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Leveraging Backstage for the Tanzu Application Platform GUI

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12:00 PM PST on Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021

Leveraging Backstage for the Tanzu Application Platform GUI

Leveraging Backstage for the Tanzu Application Platform GUI

Dec 14, 2021

In this episode

This summer the TAP team made a choice to build the Tanzu Application Platform’s GUI on top of the OSS project Backstage. We’ll discuss the reasons that led to that choice, the lessons learned along the way, as well as where we want to take OSS Backstage, TAP GUI, and the TAP GUI plugins moving forward.

Guests

Kris Applegate

Kris Applegate

Kris Applegate recently joined VMware from the other side of Dell Technologies. After spending 17.5 years at Dell EMC in various roles, he decided it was time to explore his passion for Kubernetes and Cloud-native workloads. He’s the Technical Lead for the Tanzu Activation Program, which includes Tanzu Application Platform GUI, Tanzu Learning Center, and the TAP Unboxing experience.

Hosts

Tiffany Jernigan

Tiffany Jernigan

Tiffany is a senior developer advocate at VMware and is focused on Kubernetes. She previously worked as a software developer and developer advocate (nerd whisperer) for containers at Amazon. She also formerly worked at Docker and Intel. Prior to that, she graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in electrical engineering. In her free time she likes to spend time with her fiancé, family, and friends, as well as dabble in photography. You can find her on Twitter @tiffanyfayj.

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee

Whitney is a full stack developer who enjoys understanding and using tools in the cloud native landscape. Creative and driven, Whitney recently pivoted from an art-related career to one in tech. She is active in the open source community, especially around CNCF projects focused on developer productivity. You can catch her lightboard streaming show ϟ Enlightning on Tanzu.TV. And not only does she rock at tech - she literally has toured playing in the band Mutual Benefit on keyboards and vocals.

Leigh Capili

Leigh Capili

Leigh is an empathetic speaker and developer with niches in cloud-native systems and security. Leigh comes from a background of building software to manage infrastructure. He contributes to Kubernetes and Flux and is frequently working on his next software demo