EuroPython 2015 Keynote: Mandy Waite

We are pleased to introduce our final keynote speaker for EuroPython 2015: Mandy Waite. She will be giving her keynote on Friday, July 24.


About Mandy Waite

Mandy works at Google as a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform and to make the world a better place for developers building applications for the Cloud:

“I came to Google from Sun Microsystems where I worked with partners on performance and optimisation of large scale applications and services before moving on to building an ecosystem of Open Source applications for OpenSolaris. In my spare time I’m learning Japanese and play the guitar.”

The Keynote: So, I have all these Docker containers, now what?

You’ve solved the issue of process-level reproducibility by packaging up your apps and execution environments into a number of Docker containers. But once you have a lot of containers running, you’ll probably need to coordinate them across a cluster of machines while keeping them healthy and making sure they can find each other. Trying to do this imperatively can quickly turn into an unmanageable mess! Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could declare to your cluster what you want it to do, and then have the cluster assign the resources to get it done and to recover from failures and scale on demand?

Kubernetes ( is an open source, cross platform cluster management and container orchestration platform that simplifies the complex tasks of deploying and managing your applications in Docker containers. You declare a desired state, and Kubernetes does all the work needed to create and maintain it. In this talk, we’ll look at the basics of Kubernetes and at how to map common applications to these concepts. This will include a hands-on demonstration and visualization of the steps involved in getting an application up and running on Kubernetes.


EuroPython 2015 Team

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