Speaker

Ant(on) Weiss

Ant(on) Weiss

Software Delivery Futurist

ДевОпс Футурист

Tel Aviv, Israel

20 years in tech, marketing and leadership roles. All about software delivery optimization. 5 years in technical and executive training. Expert in DevOps, Lean, Systems Thinking, Continuous Delivery, Cloud Native and Decentralized Systems. Coder, speaker, writer. Fixated on improving the ways humans collaborate by telling mind-provoking stories.

Антон (Энт) Вайс - основатель и директор ‘Otomato Software’ - эксперт-консалтинга в области Девопс и эффективной доставки ПО.
Один из инициаторов и инструкторов первой в Израиле ДевОпс-сертификации.
Бакалавр социологии Иерусалимского университета.
МБА информационных систем в Открытом Университете Израиля.
17 лет опыта управления процессами разработки.
10 лет опыта проведения тренингов в крупных организациях.
5 лет опыта преподавания в технологических колледжах.
Специалист в методологиях Эджайл и ДевОпс.
Обширные практические знания в оптимизации процессов доставки и инструментах автоматизации и развертывания.
5 лет опыта внешнего консультирования.
Востребованный спикер на международных IT-конференциях.
Консультирует ведущие израильские стартап компании в области контейнерных технологий и инструментов доставки ПО.

Area of Expertise

  • Business & Management
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Media & Information

Topics

  • Collaboration
  • devops
  • Software Development
  • DevOps & Automation
  • devrel
  • Leadership
  • Lean IT
  • Cloud Computing
  • microservices
  • Enterprise Blockchain
  • Containers
  • continuous delivery
  • Kubernetes
  • Cost Optimization in the Cloud
  • Cloud Native & Kubernetes

The A to Z of Kubernetes Performance Optimization

In the talk I will provide a tight and practical full lifecycle overview of Kubernetes performance optimization:
- optimized images
- optimized nodes
- optimized resource allocation techniques
- optimized binpacking
- alternative runtimes
- reliability concerns
- the cost of optimal performance
- how to measure and iterate
No vendor pitches, no fluff - just practical battle tested advice from the trenches.
Let's get your clusters optimized!

The K8s Operational Excellence Playbook

How proud are you of your Kubernetes clusters? Are they ticking like well-oiled clocks or is entropy slowly but surely wearing them down and you find yourself constantly firefighting just to keep them operational. Or are you - like most of us - somewhere in the middle ground - just doing the necessary minimum so you can get a good night sleep?
It doesn't have to be that grim. Let me layout the iterative, step-by-step process to get you to Kubernetes Operational Excellence.

Based on more than 5 years of implementing and maintaining K8s clusters in Production.

Resilience in Engineering... and Life

We'll dive into the concepts of resilience and adaptivity and see how to establish those in our professional, social and personal lives.

Platform Engineering with Backstage

Backstage is a CNCF project.
It's the leading open-source platform for building Internal Developer Portals - systems at the core of modern platform engineering.
In this workshop we'll learn the basics of the Backstage platform and see how to customize it for your software organization's needs.
Some topics we will cover:
- Service scaffolding
- Knowledge sharing and documentation
- Service Catalog
- Kubernetes integration

Kubernetes Performance Tuning Workshop

Kubernetes resource allocation and performance tuning is not a walk in the park.

Most production clusters out there have accumulated a significant amount of lurking technical debt that the operators need to learn how to repay.

In this workshop we'll learn how to analyze and fine-tune your Kubernetes workloads and scheduling following a battle-tested strategy and an iterative approach.

In the process we'll discuss and get hands on with:
- Defining and allocating resources to our workloads
- Defining sane LimitRanges and ResourceQuotas
- Understanding VPA recommendations
- Balancing resource cost with resilience
- Defining scaling factors
- Looking at additional recommendation and performance tuning techniques.

K8s load testing at scale with k6-operator

Grafana k6 is an open-source load testing tool that makes performance testing easy and productive for engineering teams. k6-operator allows running load tests in a distributed manner with additional perks such as using xk6-disruptor for fault injection (chaos engineering style)
In this talk we'll present what we've learned using k6 to load test our SaaS application workloads.

A Platform Left Out in the Cold

This talk will present the main psychological and cultural hurdles standing in the way of platform adoption and the ways to tackle and prevent them in the long run.

FinOps for K8S : Auto-scaling Kubernetes on a Budget

One of the most exciting features of Kubernetes is its ability to scale up, down, out and in - both on demand and automatically. But scaling is first and foremost an economical decision.
Now that so many organisations depend on Kubernetes in their production environments - it's time to define the best practices of how, why and when to scale. And analyze the involved costs - on the operational, cognitive and environmental levels.

We'll go over the Kubernetes scaling technologies and solutions, understand the economics of a Kubernetes cluster and discuss industry proven practices for Kubernetes performance, cost and sustainability optimization.

Manage Cloud Costs to Make The World a Better Place

Reducing cloud spend can also be great for ecology and sustainability. But there's much more to this than just managing your cloud bill size. Let's dive into the more intricate details of the complex interrelationships between cost, resource consumption and your data center locations.

The Promise of WASM

WebAssembly (WASM) is a super-promising technology that enables secure and efficient distribution of binary extensions. WASM binaries are especially great for serverless, edge and IoT deployments due to small size and high performance. In the session I'll provide an overview of WASM, discuss its practical applications and its potential of changing how we deliver software.

Building Platforms That Scale

Platform engineering has become the de-facto standard implementation of the DevOps approach. Internal platforms are becoming the backbone of effective software delivery. But the discipline is still very young. The principles of platform design are still evolving.
One basic requirement is that an internal platform stays flexible and scalable - an enabling entity rather than a hurdle.
Let's review the industry's lessons on how to build platforms that scale.

Some pods are bigger than others

Modern Kubernetes workloads are highly diverse. From always-on lightweight web services to gpu-intensive ETL workflows. Managing resource allocation for all these is increasingly challenging. Let's dive into the world of auto-scaling, pod QoS and priority classes, hpa, vpa and more - ensuring all pods can live together happily in our clusters.

Does size matter? The Joys and Pains of K8S (Auto)Scaling

Autoscaling is one of K8S "magic" features that folks get especially excited about. But beyond he technical details - autoscaling is a business concern. In the end it all boils down to balancing efficiency with availability. How much resources do our containers really need? When do we add more pods? How many pods is too many? Do node sizes matter? Let's see how to scale Kubernetes the scientific way.

Stress and Burnout in IT - Stories we Don't Tell

DevOps is supposed to make our life better. And it frequently does. But there are too many casualties to keep silent. I've burnt out myself in the past and until this day I see folks stressing out, getting depressed and demotivated. Even when they "do DevOps" on paper.
This talk will present burnout stories in order to better understand how "DevOps" can be stressful and how to prevent this from happening,

Resilience in Engineering... and Life

Resilience starts with acknowledging failures. The systems we're building and the distributed, global organizations we're part of are highly complex. Failure in complex systems is a given. While resilience defines our persistence and ability to use failure for growth and learning.
Let's discuss how to build that capability on the technical, organizational and finally - personal level.

Platform Engineering vs. SRE vs. DevOps - do we have to choose?

A flurry of clickbait posts enflamed the internets during the last year proclaiming "DevOps is Dead, Long Live Platform Engineering"
Like many of us - my original reaction was to disregard this as another marketing fluff.
But - everything happens for a reason.
Let's hold a panel to discuss why this happened, how DevOps is changing and what we can expect going forward.

Build a Platform Not a Barricade

Platform Engineering is all the buzz now. Centralized developer platforms are touted as the panacea for complexity, security breaches and lack of efficiency. But centralization often brings bureaucracy and loss of autonomy. How to avoid our platform team becoming yet another silo surrounded with walls that DevOps was supposed to bring down?
In the session I'll outline the pitfalls and recommendations for building internal platforms. All based on my 23 years of industry experience.

The art of Kubernetes resource management and auto-scaling.

Modern Kubernetes workloads are highly diverse. From always-on lightweight web services to gpu-intensive ETL workflows. Managing resource allocation for all these is increasingly challenging. Let's dive into the world of auto-scaling, pod QoS and priority classes, hpa, vpa and more - ensuring all pods can live together happily in our clusters.

A hands-on workshop

Kubernetes Performance Tuning Workshop

Kubernetes resource allocation and performance tuning is not a walk in the park.
In this workshop we'll discuss and get hands on with:
- Allocating resources to our workloads
- Defining sane LimitRanges and ResourceQuotas
- Understanding VPA recommendations
- Balancing resource cost with resilience
- Defining scaling factors
- Looking at additional recommendation and performance tuning techniques.

Practical Kubernetes knowledge is a pre-requirement.

A full-day or half-day workshop

The Intricacies of Container Economics

Most container clusters out there aren't optimal in either their resource utilization or performance. Waste and technical debt are accumulating.
Optimization starts with understanding the basics of container resource management. Let's dive into application performance, resource allocation and how to measure and test these correctly.

Topics covered: cgroups, cpu, memory, iops, orchestration, kubernetes

Non-Violent Communication for Better Software - a Workshop

Engineers who are happy build better software. Great teams thrive on great communication.
I've led tech teams and coached numerous software organizations to streamline software delivery. Every time I found that ineffective and straight up violent communication is one of the main blockers to productive collaboration.
Today I'm also a certified non-violent communication (NVC) coach.
In this workshop I'll present how to apply empathic communication practices for better engineering experience and collaboration and train participant on applying these techniques in real life.

DevOps Vision 2023 Sessionize Event

December 2023 Clearwater, Florida, United States

Swiss Cloud Native Day 2023 Sessionize Event

September 2023 Bern, Switzerland

swampUP 2023 Sessionize Event

September 2023 San Jose, California, United States

Ant(on) Weiss

Software Delivery Futurist

Tel Aviv, Israel

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