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Friday, May 7 • 10:00 - 10:15
Keynote: Cloud Native & WebAssembly: Better Together - Liam Randall, Vice President, Business Development, Stacklet & Ralph Squillace, Principal PM, Microsoft Azure

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WebAssembly (or WASM) has already been working inside browsers near you for years. Increasingly, however, organizations like Fastly, Shopify, and the team at Microsoft that built the new Flight Simulator all turned to it for use cases outside the browser, too.

You may know that WASM is a W3C spec and that there’s a thriving open source community around it. But did you realize it’s already in the Kubernetes ecosystem? Envoy, a core component of several service mesh implementations, may be using it inside your cluster right now.

In this talk, we introduce WebAssembly, the WebAssembly System Interface (WASI), and describe and show several projects that might help you take advantage of the same features these companies did: fine-grained sandboxing, polyglot portability, high application density, hardware agnosticism, and super fast reactivity.
Each of these features adds a tool to your toolbox. We’ll also introduce you to the project ecosystem, and show you where to start learning, using, and contributing your cloud native experience to uplift everyone. Finally, we’ll share some of the exciting use cases running in production today and share how we think the Cloud Native ecosystem will evolve in the years to come -- and how you can imagine using it with the cloud native tools and processes you already know and love.

All of this is open source software, upstream, built and maintained by the community. Watch this keynote, come get involved, and make it happen.

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Ralph Squillace

Principal PM, Azure Core Upstream, Microsoft Azure
Ralph Squillace is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft, helping the team supporting Helm, Draft, Brigade, CNAB, and the Visual Studio Code Kubernetes extension in the Cloud Compute Team. He's worked in distributed computing for far too many years, and it shows. He's presented... Read More →
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Liam Randall

Founder, Cosmonic
Liam Randall - Entrepreneur. Investor. Advisor. Keynote Speaker. Open Source.With a high technology career spanning 25 years, Liam Randall has worked at every level of the information systems pipeline - from building and operating large networks, and developing and maintaining large... Read More →

Friday May 7, 2021 10:00 - 10:15 CEST
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