Next week a veritable who’s who of free and open source software luminaries, maintainers and developers will gather to celebrate the 20th annual OSCON
and the 20th anniversary of the Open Source Definition
. Naturally, the Google Open Source
and Google Cloud
teams will be there too!
|Program chairs at OSCON 2017, left to right:|
Rachel Roumeliotis, Kelsey Hightower, Scott Hanselman.
Photo used with permission from O'Reilly Media.
This year OSCON returns to Portland, Oregon and runs from July 16-19. As usual, it is preceded by the free-to-attend Community Leadership Summit
on July 14-15.
If you’re curious about our outreach programs
, our approach to open source
, or any of the open source projects
we’ve released, please find us! We’re eager to chat. You’ll find us and many other Googlers throughout the week on stage
, in the expo hall
, and at several special events that we’re running, including:
Here’s a rundown of the sessions we’re hosting this year:Sunday, July 15th (Community Leadership Summit)
11:45am Asking for time and/or money
by Cat AllmanMonday, July 16th (Tutorials)
9:00am Getting started with TensorFlow
by Josh Gordon
1:30pm Introduction to natural language processing with Python
by Barbara FusinskaTuesday, July 17th (Tutorials)
9:00am Istio Day opening remarks
by Kelsey Hightower
9:00am TensorFlow Day opening remarks
by Edd Wilder-James
9:05am Sailing to 1.0: Istio community update
by April Nassi
9:05am The state of TensorFlow
by Sandeep Gupta
9:30am Introduction to fairness in machine learning
by Hallie Benjamin
9:55am Farm to table: A TensorFlow story
by Gunhan Gulsoy
11:00am Hassle-free, scalable machine learning with Kubeflow
by Barbara Fusinska
11:05am Istio: Zero-trust communication security for production services
by Samrat Ray
, Tao Li
, and Mak Ahmad
12:00pm Project Magenta: Machine learning for music and art
by Sherol Chen
1:35pm Istio à la carte
by Daniel CiruliWednesday, July 18th (Sessions)
9:00am Wednesday opening welcome
by Kelsey Hightower
11:50am Machine learning for continuous integration
by Joseph Gregorio
1:45pm Live-coding a beautiful, performant mobile app from scratch
by Emily Fortuna
and Matt Sullivan
2:35pm Powering TensorFlow with big data using Apache Beam, Flink, and Spark
by Holden Karau
5:25pm Teaching the Next Generation to FLOSS
by Josh SimmonsThursday, July 19th (Sessions)
9:00am Thursday opening welcome
by Kelsey Hightower
9:40am 20 years later, open source is as important as ever
by Sarah Novotny
11:50am Google’s approach to distributed systems observability
by Jaana B. Dogan
2:35pm gRPC versus REST: Let the battle begin
with Alex Borysov
5:05pm Shenzhen Go: A visual Go environment for everybody, even professionals
by Josh Deprez
We look forward to seeing you and the rest of the community there!By Josh Simmons, Google Open Source
With all of the excitement
being generated around the Kubernetes 1.3 release
and the first anniversary of Kubernetes 1.0 (#k8sbday
), now is a great time to point out some of the features that enterprise users should be taking note of.
If you’re not familiar with Kubernetes, let me get you up to speed.Kubernetes
is an open-source container automation framework that builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google
. Once you declare a desired state, Kubernetes works to drive your system toward that state. As a developer this means less time handling trivial tasks that a computer can automate and more time focusing on developing applications that provide value to users.
Additionally, Kubernetes aims to be a framework that you can operate at planetary scale, run anywhere, and never outgrow.
With the release of Kubernetes 1.3, Kubernetes is closer than ever to meeting those goals; the 1.3 release adds exciting features such as:
Aside from features, the coolest part about working with Kubernetes is hearing user stories. I’ll soon be publishing an interview with Joseph Jacks, co-founder of Kismatic, the enterprise Kubernetes company, on the Kubernetes blog
Joseph is very active in the Kubernetes community and has extensive experience with Kubernetes in production. In the interview I ask him why he bet his business on Kubernetes, what could be better, and how he sees Kubernetes growing in the near future.
Kubernetes has many, many features to offer that I didn’t get to cover in this short write-up. If you know anyone that needs to ramp up on Kubernetes, the easiest way is the free course I created with Kelsey Hightower
, Scalable Microservices with Kubernetes
. The course covers the basic features of Kubernetes. If you want an overview of what’s new in Kubernetes 1.3, feel free to look at the “What’s new in Kubernetes 1.3” video
Want to learn more about container orchestration and cloud native platforms? Here’s some recommended reading to follow up with:
Developers and open source enthusiasts converge on Austin, Texas in just under two weeks for O’Reilly Media’s annual open source conference, OSCON
, and the Community Leadership Summit (CLS)
that precedes it. CLS runs May 14-15 at the Austin Convention Center followed by OSCON from May 16-19.
|OSCON 2014 program chairs including Googler Sarah Novotny.|
Photo licensed by O'Reilly Media under CC-BY-NC 2.0.
This year we have 10 Googlers hosting sessions covering topics including web development, machine learning, devops, astronomy and open source. A list of all of the talks hosted by Googlers alongside related events can be found below.
Have questions about Kubernetes, Google Summer of Code, open source at Google or just want to meet some Googlers? Stop by booth #307 in the Expo Hall
Thursday, May 12th - GDG Austin
Sunday, May 15th - Community Leadership Summit
Monday, May 16th
Tuesday, May 17th
Wednesday, May 18th
Haven’t registered for OSCON yet? You can knock 25% off the cost of registration by using discount code Google25
, or attend parts of the event
including our Birds of a Feather session for free by using discount code OSCON16XPO
See you at OSCON!
By Josh Simmons, Open Source Programs Office