See live demos of modern application development technologies.
Jan 25, 2022
Building and maintaining production ready container images is a critical requirement for success with Kubernetes. Developers and organizations alike have put a lot of effort over the past decade into DIY solutions, whether it is working on the “perfect” Dockerfile, or automating the build as part of an existing pipeline. These home-grown solutions certainly address immediate needs. If we take a step back, however, we can see significant gaps that introduce overhead, risk and inefficiency. Luckily, as the Kubernetes ecosystem matures, new solutions become available. We can rethink the problem at hand, set higher goals, and achieve them more easily. In this talk, we’ll explore how Cloud Native Buildpacks—and kpack in particular—can boost your image-building capabilities at scale. We’ll also cover how you can easily use kpack and Knative together with Tanzu Community Edition.
Cora Iberkleid is a Developer Advocate for Modern Applications at VMware Tanzu, helping developers and enterprises navigate modern practices and technologies, focusing on cloud native architecture, modern CI/CD, Spring, and Kubernetes.
Prior to joining VMware, Cora was an Advisory Solutions Engineer at Pivotal. She also spent nearly a decade at Sun Microsystems and Oracle, helping customers design and build enterprise integration applications. Through this experience, she developed an understanding and empathy for complex organizational challenges, and she strives to incorporate this empathy into her everyday work.
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 traveled the scenic route but is chuffed to have found her way to Kubernetes and cloud technologies. Whitney began her professional career as a fine artist before owning her own photography business for over a decade. After a year-long tour playing keys in the band Mutual Benefit, Whitney went back to school in 2019 to learn full-stack web development. After graduation, Whitney was employed by IBM as a cloud developer, using none of the skills she had just learned. She developed an insatiable appetite for all things cloud, and a passion for teaching others as she acquired knowledge herself. Whitney has made many cloud-related lightboard videos that together have 400,000+ views. At VMware, you can find Whitney writing lighthearted yet informative guides, or behind the lightboard during her weekly streaming show ϟ Enlightning. Whitney’s contagious excitement drives her to collaborate and play!