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Wednesday, October 26 • 2:30pm - 3:05pm
Kubernet-Bees: How Bees Solve Problems Of Distributed Systems - Simon Emms & Christian Weichel, Gitpod

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Many CNCF participants use bees as logos (e.g. eBPF, Cilium, GiantSwam, Honeycomb). This is no coincidence; the two worlds have more in common than you might think. Honey bees are social animals which operate as a distributed system. As experienced beekeepers and cloud-native engineers, the similarities between bees and Kubernetes are fascinating. Bee hives autoscale, self-heal, have message passing mechanisms, service discovery, and RBAC. For bee colonies, these are fundamental processes which must be cost-effective. This talk is an introduction to the fascinating world of honey bees, explains how bees have solved problems we face on a daily basis as Kubernetes users and gives an outlook on features that are missing from Kubernetes which bees support today.

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Christian Weichel

Chief Technology Officer, Gitpod
Christian Weichel, CTO at Gitpod - Christian is interested in developer experience, distributed systems and Kubernetes. He holds a PhD in human computer interaction from Lancaster University. Currently a core contributor to Gitpod, he previously worked on the Internet of Things and... Read More →
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Simon Emms

Senior Engineer, Gitpod
Simon has been working as a software engineer since 2006, in which time he's done work for the likes of Gitpod, DPD, Specsavers, British Pathé, the NHS, the Red Cross and others. He's used pretty much all of the major languages over the years and since 2017 has been focused on building... Read More →

Wednesday October 26, 2022 2:30pm - 3:05pm EDT
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