Event Replay: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America Keynote

Nov 06 - Nov 09, 2023 | Chicago, Illinois
Discover is excited to join open source and cloud enthusiasts at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America
Discover Technology Staff
February 22, 2023

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation's flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Chicago, Illinois. Come meet Discover® engineers and developers as we talk open source and fintech development.

Discover is a proud diamond sponsor with over 200 Discover engineers that will be in attendance.

Join us before the main event at Windy City Tech Connect

In addition to sponsoring KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, Discover is partnering with 1871, Red Hat, Avanade, and Pluralsight to host the Windy City Tech Connect event on November 6, 2023 at 5:30pm CT. This will be an intimate engagement with the diverse Chicago tech community where technologists will discuss tech topics including as Kubernetes, cloud, and DevOps, chat about DE&I in tech, and provide opportunities to connect with other Chicago technologists.

Discover Speakers

Angel Diaz, VP Technology Capabilities & Innovation, and Joe Natale, Expert Enterprise Architect, will both be speakers at KubeCon. Please join us at their talks!

Platforms all the way down: Always has been

Tuesday, November 7 | 3:25 - 4 p.m. | W196ab
Speaker: Joe Natale, Technical Architecture Manager

Discover Technical Architecture Manager Joe Natale is participating in a panel discussion. CNCF defines a "platform" as an integrated collection of capabilities serving a use case, a definition intended to encompass web application development, large-scale data analysis and operation of third-party "COTS" applications, to name a few. Though platform engineering is in high demand today, per the CNCF's definition platforms have been an integral part of computing for decades - even an operating system like DOS or Unix also collects and brings consistency to disparate hardware functions to enable developing and running software. So why are platforms so vital to cloud-native computing in particular? How should a platform in support of cloud-native software be constructed? In this panel discussion leaders of CNCF's WG Platforms and cloud-native end user companies will share answers to these based on their experiences and the WG's white paper and maturity model. We'll discuss popular approaches to constructing a cloud-native platform and tactics to mature your own practices.

Keynote: Open source and cloud native: A shining path to a brighter financial future

Thursday, November 9 | 9:20 a.m. CST. | Skyline ballroom
Speaker: Angel Diaz, VP Technology Capabilities & Innovation

Like many enterprise organizations, Chicago-based Discover Financial Services is undergoing a digital transformation. As the company continues its move toward a product & platform -centric operating model, it employs open source principles to manage the shift. Through an internal focus on serving its people, improving processes, and improving its cloud native technology, Discover has rapidly evolved the way it helps customers achieve a brighter financial future. The open source principles of code, contribution, and community have been essential to the early success Discover has seen in this effort, and now the company is looking to build on its strong tradition of work in open communities. In this session, hear how the Discover Technology Academy is empowering the company’s technologists to create a single agile way of working, while allowing them to innovate faster, together.

Lightning Talks

Hear from Discover technologists in a series of wide-ranging lightning talks that will take place at the Discover booth (C3). Take a look at the schedule and plan to come see us!

Tuesday, November 7

Times Speakers & Topics
10:35 - 10:45 a.m. Speaker: Umang Singh
Topic: Service Mesh adoptions and benefits
10:50 - 11 a.m. Speaker: Shikha Gupta
Topic: Payment Account reference rollout with OCP
12:35 - 12:45 p.m. Speaker: Gunjan Taleja
Topic: HPA in Kubernetes - Scaling on custom metric
12:50 - 1 p.m. Speaker: Vincent Edwards
Topic: Open Source Project Office
1:05 - 1:15 p.m. Speaker: Andrew Duckett
Topic: Community development
1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Speaker**: Priya Krishnamoorthy
Topic: Discover's DevEx Journey - Accelerating software delivery through Golden Paths
3:35 - 3:45 p.m. Speaker: Megan Shelton
Topic: Monitoring -- its not just a checkmark!
4:05 - 4:15 p.m. Speaker: Sajjan Pathak
Topic: OpenShift Namespace Onboarding Operator
4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Speaker: Mahesh Panajala
Topic: Automation of OCP Cluster creation
6:05 - 6:15 p.m. Speaker: Sujan Gautam
Topic: DevOps at scale with Kubernetes
6:20 - 6:35 p.m. Speaker: Peterson Ngo
Topic: Github Branching Strategy
6:40 - 6:55 p.m. Speaker: Naresh Makkena
Topic: Accelerating Machine Learning (Model Life Cycle) on Kubernetes.

Wednesday, November 8

Times Speakers & Topics
10:35 - 10:45 a.m. Speaker: Mark Creamer
Topic: One test suite, many environments. Writing portable Cucumber tests.
10:50 - 11 a.m. Speaker: Vinod Suresh
Topic: Build infrastructure on Kubernetes
12:35 - 12:45 p.m. Speaker:: Samir Sheth
Topic: Federating Custom Resources in a multi-cluster env
12:50 - 1 p.m. Speaker: Mo Haghighi
Topic: Limitless Automation with Kubernetes Operators
1:05 - 1:15 p.m. Speaker: Chandramohan Sadasivam
Topic: Kubernetes Misconceptions
1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Speaker: Shuvo Chatterjee
Topic: gRPC workload load balancing in Kubernetes without a Service Mesh or Kubernetes Headless Service
3:35 - 3:45 p.m. Speaker: Mike Stelzer
Topic: Accelerating Testing via Opinionated test runner
4:05 - 4:15 p.m. Speaker: Ankur Bansa
Topic: Red Hat OCP vs Vanilla Kubernetes
4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Speaker: Mahesh Panajala
Topic: Automation of OCP Cluster creation
6:05 - 6:15 p.m. Speaker: Naresh Regalla
Topic: Sealed Secrets in Kubernetes

Thursday, November 9

Times Speakers & Topics
10:35 - 10:45 a.m. Speaker: Ankur Bansal
Topic: Should I self host my Kubernetes cluster?
10:50 - 11 a.m. Speaker: Ehfaj Khan
Topic: Realtime Credit Card Acquisitions in Kubernetes with RabbitMQ Operator and Kafka
12:35 - 12:45 p.m. Speaker: Rommel Aguilar
Topic: Equilibrium between customer experience and risk management thru containers, DevOps and APIs
12:50 - 1 p.m. Speaker: Mo Haghighi
Topic: ArgoCD to the Rescue
1:05 - 1:15 p.m. Speaker: Sat Agrawal
Topic: Empowering Containerized Applications with Service Mesh
1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Speaker: Leslie Ropelato
Topic: Obtaining Kubernetes certifications with a corporate cohort
3:35 - 3:45 p.m. Speaker: Ramya Ravi
Topic: Helm charts and developer experience
3:50 - 4 p.m. Speaker: Umang Singh
Topic: Kubernetes Interprocess Communication with respect to Services and Service Mesh