Kelsey Hightower



Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming to system administration, and his favorite Linux distro (CoreOS).

12 Factor Apps and Kubernetes

Five years ago the world was introduced to 12 Factor apps which provided the blueprint for building applications for the cloud. As we move beyond the cloud into utility computing applications must be designed to be globally available and always on. Building on the foundation of 12 Factor, this session will introduce key requirements for Cloud Native applications and playing nice in a distributed system. Attendees will learn how to build Cloud Native applications from the ground up using Kubernetes.

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