The Road to FOSDEM: The Rotterdam Edition

By Maik van der Gaag January 29, 2020

This meetup is part of the “Road to FOSDEM” (#roadtoFOSDEM) meetup selection by Microsoft the Netherlands & Belgium. The Rotterdam edition, is generously hosted by Ibis Software at their office.


18:00 Walk-in & food

19:00 Talk 1: Taylor Thomas - An overview of Microsofts work in the open source Cloud Native area

19:40 Break

20:00 Talk 2: Jose Miguel Parrella - Lessons learned upgrading Kubernetes clusters

20:40 ~21:00 Networking

Taylor Thomas (@_oftaylor) is a Senior Software Engineer working on Helm and other open source tooling at Microsoft. He has been involved with containers and Kubernetes platforms at Intel, Nike, and Microsoft and is one of the core maintainers of Helm. He currently lives in Utah, USA and enjoys hiking and camping. He has given talks at several KubeCon’s, Velocity Conf, and Helm Summit on a wide variety of container-related topics.

Jose Miguel is an open source enthusiast with over 15 years of experience with Linux as a sysadmin, solutions architect and Debian Developer. He joined Microsoft in 2010 to work on open source technologies and is part of the Azure team, sitting right where Linux and the cloud meet. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jose Miguel led design and architecture of the national Linux operating system of Venezuela (where he’s originally from, but he lives in Seattle today) with over 2M end users today.