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Wednesday, August 19 • 17:20 - 17:55
Design Patterns for Extendable, Scalable K8s Extensions - Max Smythe, Google & Rita Zhang, Microsoft

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OPA Gatekeeper is a customizable Kubernetes admission webhook that
helps enforce policies and strengthen governance. The Gatekeeper project is capable of dynamically creating, managing and destroying new custom resources which are used to customize the webhook. This unique model has led to some interesting design patterns.

In this talk, Gatekeeper's maintainters explore the CRDs-that-create-CRDs and leaderless horizontal scalability design patterns that allowed us to create an extendable, scalable Kubernetes extension.

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Rita Zhang

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Rita Zhang is a software engineer at Microsoft, based in San Francisco. She is on the Azure Cloud Native Compute team building features for Kubernetes upstream and for Azure Kubernetes Service. Rita is a maintainer of the OPA Gatekeeper project. Rita is passionate about open source... Read More →
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Max Smythe

Senior Software Engineer, Google
Max Smythe is a Senior Software Engineer at Google working to make Kubernetes easier to manage at scale. He is excited about the potential Gatekeeper has to streamline compliance and make life easier on cluster admins. Previously he worked at a startup as a backend developer and in... Read More →

Wednesday August 19, 2020 17:20 - 17:55
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