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Supply Chain Choreography with Cartographer

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Supply Chain Choreography with Cartographer

Supply Chain Choreography with Cartographer

Mar 1, 2022

In this episode

The Kubernetes ecosystem has a rich set of solutions for various stages of CI/CD. Tools like Flux, Tekton, kpack, Knative, ArgoCD, and more each enable big steps forward in establishing a modern path to production. And yet, the teams and organizations that adopt these tools still struggle with complex, DIY snowflake pipelines. The challenge can be creating and maintaining imperative scripts; orchestrating the flow of information between tools; driving reusability; adopting GitOps practices; and enabling proper separation of concerns.

Cartographer is an exciting new OSS project that elegantly addresses these challenges, providing the backbone for a modern application platform built on top of Kubernetes. Rooted in the concept of declarative supply chain choreography, it focuses on creating composable, reusable roadmaps to drive source code to production. It provides an abstraction layer that facilitates the adoption and integration of existing and emerging CI/CD tools, while clearly delineating developer and operator ownership. It complements the existing ecosystem, filling an important gap to ease use, maintenance, and scalability.

In this talk, we will discuss Supply Chain Choreography as a model for CI/CD and use Cartographer to explore how you can create secure and comprehensive pipelines, sustainably and at scale.

Guests

David Espejo

David Espejo

David supports open source projects at VMware. He collaborates with users, contributors and maintainers to achieve the greater good with open source technologies. David also spent almost a decade in the cloud and automation consulting space, helping Telcos and financial corporations build their catalog of ”as a Service” solutions.

Cora Iberkleid

Cora Iberkleid

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.

Hosts

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee

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!

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.