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Thursday, November 19 • 3:45pm - 4:20pm
Eating Your Vegetables: How to Manage 2.5 Million Lines of YAML - Daniel Thomson & Jesse Suen, Intuit

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Configuration management, while overlooked and underappreciated, is a necessary component of a healthy Kubernetes diet. With over 200 clusters, 2500 git repositories, and 9000 namespaces, Intuit manages and deploys 2.5 million lines of Kubernetes configuration using GitOps. To handle this scale, over the years Intuit has experimented with different config management approaches including templating (Helm), overlays (Kustomize), codifying and abstracting (jsonnet, cdk8s), ultimately settling on Kustomize. Kustomize’s remote base capabilities allow our central team to define and distribute standard patterns and templates, while still allowing developers to overlay last-mile customizations on these templates. This session will explain our journey, hard lessons faced for managing YAML at scale, and where Intuit thinks the future of Kubernetes configuration management needs to head.

Speakers
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Jesse Suen

Principal Engineer, Intuit
Jesse is a Principal Engineer at Intuit and a core contributor and technical lead of the open-source Argo suite of projects (Workflows, CD, Rollouts). He has spent the past five years developing microservices-based, distributed applications, and controllers for Kubernetes. He was... Read More →
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Daniel Thomson

Software Engineer, Stytch
Danny Thomson is a software engineer at Stytch working to build the future of user authentication through passwordless options. Previously, Danny worked at Intuit on their Modern Saas platform and contributed to their open-source project: Argoproj. He believes that developer services... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2020 3:45pm - 4:20pm EST
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