This is a recap of my experience at the Open Source Summit in 2017. A draft that I never finished, here are the raw materials including lots of photos.
The Open Source Summit or #OSSummit took place in the JW Marriot Live in LA and was a collection of industry events held under one roof but running in separate tracks. This event was previously known as "LinuxCon".
Each morning over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there were keynote sessions lead by the Linux Foundation from 9-11.30 followed by talks in the various tracks for the rest of the day.
Keynotes focused on:
- Importance of building and encouraging community
- New projects and partners joining the CNCF
- The reach and scale of Linux and containers
Dan Kohn who heads up the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that two new projects had joined the CNCF.
Thrilled to have @EnvoyProxy and @JaegerTracing as part of @CloudNativeFdn and now the new #CloudNativeLandscape 0.9.7 pic.twitter.com/65Put1rFQw— Dan Kohn (@dankohn1) September 14, 2017
The first project donated to the CNCF was Kubernetes, but the foundation now has over 118 members showing 5x growth over 2 years.
#OSSummit pic.twitter.com/BI8gRwyJQG— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) September 13, 2017
5 minute summary
Here's a 5-min video I was sent by Greg Pollack - it's an excellent summary of the first day of the conference and has a nice mention of the OpenFaaS project at 2min 50 secs.
Zero to serverless in 60 seconds
My talk was called Zero to Serverless in 60 seconds, anywhere and was held on the Monday in Gold Ballroom 4. 67 people registered for the event and all demos ran smoothly!
Only the keynote sessions were recorded, but I gave a very similar talk to 220 people at the Cloud Native London meetup the week before which has a HD recording.
#DockerCaptain @alexellisuk talking about his @OpenFaaS project and its foundation in @Docker and containers pic.twitter.com/3C5MhrrDNO— Phil Estes (@estesp) September 11, 2017
I gave a live demo of converting a QuickTime video file to an animated GIF via a Serverless function:
This is @ah3rz dream demo...live GIF making #FaaS by @alexellisuk #OSSummit pic.twitter.com/d1ayZ8gOe5— Ashlynn Polini (@AshlynnPolini) September 11, 2017
Gordon, Docker's Mascot received a cash bonus through a Serverless Alexa skill.
Thanks @alexellisuk for all the cash bonuses this year. Always enjoy your #serverless talks #OSSummit @EventsLF pic.twitter.com/NknSBsvIc8— Gordon the Turtle (@gordonTheTurtle) September 11, 2017
If you would like to find out more about the project head over to openfaas.com.
The Moby Summit was at the end of the Open Source Summit event and followed a familiar format: in the morning the various Moby project leads presented the progress and developments made by their teams along with a technical demo.
Some demos included:
- buildkit (premier)
- linuxkit on ARM64
- notary for image signing
- containerd and cri-containerd (via Google)
And as a last minute addition the OpenFaaS serverless project.
In the afternoon everyone breaks out into areas by common interest or project and collaborates together - either to evaluate the projects and give feedback or to start hacking on the source code. This is always a very hands-on time involving whiteboards, heated discussion and hacking. At the end of the day notes are collated and presented back by to the wider group.
The first Moby Summit was held in Berlin in October 2016.
Serverless making a guest appearance at the @Moby Summit @open_faas pic.twitter.com/NoRXStbHEN— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) September 14, 2017
Patrick Chanezon from Docker Inc was heading up the event and doing live tweeting. Here are some of the highlights from the OpenFaaS talk:
#MobySummit @openfaas backends are pluggable: you could build one with LinuxKit + @containerd pic.twitter.com/2FX1pVdz17— chanezon (@chanezon) September 14, 2017
#MobySummit Derek is a simple chatbot for Github on top of @openfaas that gives you finer grained access control for operations on your repo pic.twitter.com/PL9qSxlNeO— chanezon (@chanezon) September 14, 2017
OpenFaaS Birds of a Feather session
At the @moby summit in the #serverless bof session with @open_faas pic.twitter.com/RRQRgmgPbu— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) September 15, 2017
#MobySummit lot of action in @OpenFaaS, opportunities with @moby pic.twitter.com/bOVMDs2Rhf— chanezon (@chanezon) September 14, 2017
#OSSSummit @OpenFaaS @tensorflow example: recognizes a whale in a picture with 2 lines of code pic.twitter.com/Z1gKtcJzJo— chanezon (@chanezon) September 13, 2017
In the expo area Microsoft were demoing the Windows Subsystem for Linux which enables native execution of Linux binaries on a Windows system.
Had fun playing with WSL, Go, @open_faas and bash with @gigastarks at the MS booth pic.twitter.com/CB7mGZWSbx— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) September 13, 2017
I met with John Starks the lead developer of "Linux on Windows" to talk about Serverless on a mixed Windows and Linux cluster. I also had a chance to play with the Surface Laptop - which was a very cool device.
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