New York Kubernetes Meetup

New York Kubernetes Meetup


New York Kubernetes MeetupGridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will be speaking at the New York Kubernetes Meetup the evening Sept. 27 at DigitalOcean's HQ.

His talk will focus on a DevOps perspective on the orchestration of distributed databases, Apache Ignite. Akmal will speak on node auto-discovery, automated horizontal scalability, availability and utilization of RAM and disk with Apache Ignite.

Also presenting will be Gou Rao, CTO of Portworx. His talk will cover lessons learned from helping customers like GE, Lufthansa, and Dreamworks run real stateful apps in production environments.

The meetup will be held on the on the second floor of DigitalOcean's office located at 101 Avenues of Americas, New York, NY. Details below.

About GridGain Talks

6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:30 - Gou Rao, Portworx
7:30 - 8:00 - Denis Magna, GridGain
8:00 - 9:00 - Social / Wrap-up


Akmal Chaudhri, PhD., is GridGain’s technology evangelist. His role is to help build the global Apache Ignite community and raise awareness through presentations and technical writing. Akmal has over 25 years experience in IT and has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist and technical trainer. He has worked for several blue-chip companies such as Reuters and IBM, and also the Big Data startups Hortonworks (Hadoop) and DataStax (Cassandra NoSQL Database).

Gou Rao (@raogou) is co-founder and CTO of Portworx where, amongst other things, he leads efforts around Kubernetes storage. Previously, he was CTO and Executive Director of Dell’s Data Protection division, joining through the acquisition of Ocarina Networks. Gou holds 40+ patents, earned a B.Eng. degree from Bangalore University, and received an MS in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Akmal B. Chaudhri
Technical Evangelist, GridGain Systems
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