Conferences Time | ✉️ #20

Promotional graphic for MKDEV DISPATCH #20 with an illustrated portrait of a person, the theme "CONFERENCES TIME," and various email and paper plane icons. Promotional graphic for MKDEV DISPATCH #20 with an illustrated portrait of a person, the theme "CONFERENCES TIME," and various email and paper plane icons.

Hey! 👋

June is here and it's time for some exciting meetings about technology and development. We are happy to be supporting three big events this summer and fall.

Kicking off our conference calendar in June, we're the proud sponsors of DevOpsDays in Amsterdam, scheduled to take place from the 21st to the 23rd. This event is a golden opportunity for industry professionals and enthusiasts alike to explore the latest in DevOps, engage in enriching discussions, and connect with like-minded individuals. We have 3 days full of content and even a first day with Workshops.

Moving into July, our sponsorship mantle extends to KCD in Munich (a Cloud Native conferences), another significant event on the tech calendar. Slated for the 17th and 18th, this conference is set to bring together some of the brightest minds in the field, fostering an environment of learning and collaboration.

Lastly, as we transition into autumn, we'll be sponsoring the DevOpsDays in London from the 21st to the 22nd of September. Promising a blend of innovative discussions and networking opportunities, this event is not to be missed by those passionate about DevOps.

These meetings are more than just people getting together. They're a chance to learn about new things in the market and to understand tools and technology better. Through open discussions and shared experiences, we can enhance our collective understanding and application of these tools and trends.

Moreover, the meetings are also a chance for us to meet and talk. In a world where we talk a lot online, it's really valuable to see each other in person. In a world increasingly driven by digital interaction, the opportunity to see each other face-to-face, to discuss, to exchange ideas, and to strengthen our community is invaluable.

We invite everyone to join us at these meetings. Let's take the chance to meet, talk, and make our community stronger. We can't wait to see you there.

What We've Shared

This time there will be a few shorter videos all about runc.

What We've Discovered

  • Cloud exit pays off in performance too: Basecamp Classic recently achieved its most significant cloud exit yet, moving from AWS to its own hardware using MRSK. This change resulted in impressive performance improvements, with median request times dropping from 67ms to 19ms. Although not a purely scientific comparison, the results highlight the benefits of transitioning from a fine-tuned cloud setup to a fully-owned hardware alternative. The new setup runs on Dell R7625s with dual AMD EPYC 9454 CPUs, which are powerful enough to run the entire Basecamp Classic application on a single machine. Despite not prioritizing performance in their cloud exit strategy, Basecamp Classic experienced these gains, which now serve a large and loyal customer base. The next cloud exit is planned for their flagship product, HEY.

  • Building Customer-Facing Real-Time Dashboards with Postgres: Another blog post that should finally convince people, that for most of us, Postgres is enough.

  • Reimagining Meta’s infrastructure for the AI age: An example of what it takes to run AI at huge scale.

  • Kyverno Cleanup Policies: Neat Kyverno features that allow automatic clean up of Kubernetes resources.

  • Respecting What Came Before, Premature Optimization, the Pitfalls of Sensationalism and Technology Enthusiasm: While discussing the noise around recent Amazon Prime Video blog post, this article is full of timeless wisdom on how decisions are made, what should be focus on when picking architecture, and why we need to be more empathic towards devious that were made before us.

A random reminder

Our Spanish-language YouTube channel keeps on growing and updating! Share it with your Spanish-speaking friends in the industry.

The 21th mkdev dispatch will arrive on Friday, June 23rd. See you next time!