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Wednesday, November 18 • 3:00pm - 3:35pm
Stop Writing Operators - Joe Thompson, HashiCorp

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Since the introduction of the operator pattern by CoreOS in 2016, operators and even operator coding frameworks have proliferated seemingly without limit. But *should* you write an operator? If not, what should you be doing instead? In this session, Joe Thompson gives a quick overview of the state of the operator ecosystem, points out situations where writing and using them may not be ideal, and offers opinions on alternatives that may be more effective for maintaining your applications. You'll leave with the knowledge to be confident that whether you choose to write an operator or not in any given situation, you're making the correct choice.

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Joe Thompson

Senior Solutions Engineer, HashiCorp
Joe Thompson's experience with Kubernetes began in early 2015 with a single-node lab install in a Red Hat training class. Since then he's delivered training, contributed Helm charts, spoken at KubeCon (twice) and Cloud Native Rejekts, and given talks at local meetup groups -- all... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:00pm - 3:35pm EST
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