Michael Ducy

Michael Ducy currently works as Director of Community & Evangelism for Sysdig where he is responsible for growing adoption of Sysdig’s open source solutions. Previously, Michael worked at Chef where we held a variety of roles helping customers and community members leverage Chef’s open source and paid solutions, as well as implement the ideas and practices of DevOps. Michael has also worked in a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering. Michael holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Ohio State University


Automating Security Response with Serverless
Michael Ducy

Serverless (or Functions as a Service) tends to get thrown in the "paradigms nice for developers" bucket, but Serverless can provide meaningful benefits to Operations, DevOps, and SRE teams. In a world where everything is presented or controlled via an API, Serverless' event driven, api first philosophy can help these teams create new levels of automation that were typically the realm of runbook tooling.

In this talk we'll cover the various open source Serverless frameworks and platforms available. We'll show how to automate basic day to day operational task with Serverless functions. Finally, we will show how to build an open source, automated, Serverless based, event driven pipeline to automatically secure and protect a Kubernetes cluster. Attendees will walk away with fresh ideas on how to leverage Serverless based automation in their operational roles.

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Rethinking Open Source in the Age of Cloud
Michael Ducy

The last several years has brought explosive growth to the realm of open source. Many new projects have started, and many have went on to become foundational components of running applications at scale. Cloud providers have focused on a strategy of embracing open source not only to help build value added services, but to also make it easy to use open source on their compute platforms. Open source companies have reacted by changing their software licenses in an attempt to cut out the Cloud providers.

So what does this mean for the future of open source? In this talk we’ll revisit some of the foundational tenets of open source, and compare these ideas to where open source has evolved. We’ll also talk about the pros and cons, and maybe unintended consequences, of Cloud based computing.

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