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Wednesday, May 22 • 11:05 - 11:40
JustFootball’s Journey to gRPC + Linkerd in Production - Ben Lambert, JustFootball & Kevin Lingerfelt, Buoyant

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Ben (Just Football) will talk about their journey with Kubernetes and microservices from the world of HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/2.0 and gRPC. He will talk about the reasons for moving, and the best practices Just Football adopted for using gRPC in production, including monitoring + design decisions and distribution of gRPC proto + clients. Kevin (Buoyant) will cover how Linkerd provides Just Football with observability and load balancing for their gRPC services. He'll also describe how the Linkerd project itself employs multiple gRPC features to facilitate robust communication between its control plane and its data plane.

Speakers
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Ben Lambert

CTO, Just Football
Ben Lambert is the CTO of Just Football. A Stockholm based startup creating a game to get more active and playing more football. Originally from the UK, Ben worked as a Senior Developer for BBC Sport, where he helped create a platform which enabled BBC Sport (and now most of the BBC... Read More →
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Kevin Lingerfelt

Software Engineer, Buoyant
Kevin Lingerfelt is a software engineer at Buoyant and a core contributor to the Linkerd project, focusing mostly on the control plane, which is written in Go. Prior to working at Buoyant, Kevin was a senior staff software engineer at Twitter, working on infrastructure and decomposition... Read More →



Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.0 C4