Paris 14-15 April 2015 - Proposal

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Containers, Germs, and Microservices


This presentation is loosely based on Jared Diamonds Pulitzer Prize winning nonfiction "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies". The concept that certain gaps in power and technology between human societies originate in environmental differences, which are amplified by various positive feedback loops.

In this presentation we will first level set on the core definitions of Containers and Microservices. We will also discuss another technology called Data Gravity and how the convergence of the three will create a positive feedback loop that will change how we do computing. Of course, Devops and culture will be a core theme to this presentation and an attempt will be made to conclude a consistent tie back to the aforementioned title of this presentation.


John "botchagalupe" Willis

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Enstratius, Willis was the VP of Solutions for DTO Solutions where he led the transition to a new suite of automated infrastructure and DevOps solutions. Prior to DTO Solutions. Willis was the VP of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.

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