The New Stack Makers

About the show

Technologists building and managing new stack architectures join us for short conversations at conferences out on the tech conference circuit. These are the people defining how applications are developed and managed at scale.

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Episodes

  • Episode 489: How A China-Based Bare Metal Provider Solved a Problem with Open Source

    July 24th, 2019  |  22 mins 34 secs

    Kubernetes continues to spread across the cloud a…

  • Episode 488: The Evolution of the Site Reliability Engineer

    July 23rd, 2019  |  29 mins 2 secs

    This episode of The New Stack Makers podcast talk…

  • Episode 487: How PingCAP’s TikV Is Set to Process Transactions from China's 800 Million Internet Shoppers

    July 17th, 2019  |  28 mins 19 secs

    It wasn’t that long ago when Kevin Xu, general manager of global strategy and operations at PingCAP, remembers walking into what he described as a “dark and dingy” basement at an internet cafe to play World of Warcraft and eat noodles in his native China.

    “Those days did exist, but not so much anymore — there are many mobile phone vendors now and [almost] everything is being done on your smartphone,” Xu said.

  • Episode 486: Want Career Stability? Look to Infrastructure, says Tameika Reed, founder of Women in Linux

    July 15th, 2019  |  29 mins 54 secs

    In today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Tameika Reed, whose day gig is as a  Senior Infrastructure Engineer at EXPANSIA, a company providing full spectrum services for IT migration and integration.  After 16 years in infrastructure, she got tired of not seeing anyone like her. So three years ago she decided to be the change she wanted to see in the world, and founded Women In Linux. This group provides free on-line training in the wide variety of ways in which Linux is used, along with job boards and career advice.

  • Episode 485: OpenFaaS Creator on the Success of Open Source's Community-Funding Model

    July 11th, 2019  |  34 mins 19 secs

    In this latest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we sit down with Alex Ellis, creator of OpenFaaS, to discuss the latest update to his open source serverless platform, what this new concept "Serverless 2.0" means, and the difficulties of supporting an open source project.

    Ellis created OpenFaaS a few years back after wanting to extend the functionality offered by Amazon Web Services' function-as-a-service Lambda to any containerized computing environment, a feature that has since been emulated by other serverless offerings.

  • Episode 484: The Continuous Delivery Foundation Gets a Reality Check

    July 10th, 2019  |  56 mins 44 secs

    The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) was created to help introduce processes, standards and other support and stewardship for DevOps teams that now face what some say is the Wild West of open source tools and platforms for deployments on Jenkins and coud native platforms. While there have been concerns expressed about potential overlap with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) — a sibling Linux Foundation-managed project — the concept is certainly attractive, especially for those teams that plan to or already rely on Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker and Tekton for their production pipelines. However, there is one catch: the CDF has yet to release any specifications and primitives after the initiative was announced a few months ago

  • Episode 483: What Makes Docker So Important

    July 8th, 2019  |  25 mins 55 secs

    In this episode of The New Stack Makers, host Jack Wallen chats with two members of the Docker staff, engineer Christopher Crone and marketing specialist Jim Armstrong, about certain best practices (for both developers and enterprise users) when using Docker containers. Anyone from developers and enterprise users trusted with deploying containers will gain some insight into this agile technology.

  • Episode 482: Leadership in the Open Source Community

    July 5th, 2019  |  17 mins 33 secs

    When asked what makes a solid leader in today’s open source communities, the answer often varies depending on who you ask. In this podcast hosted by TNS Podcast Producer Kiran Oliver, the topic of leadership expanded beyond the basic, “What makes for a competent leader in today’s OSS community?” to encompass the ways in which we as a community can and should do to better help underrepresented minorities become leaders in open source.

    CNCF Director of Ecosystem Cheryl Hung, Microsoft Director of Open Source Initiatives Ashley McNamara, Aqua Security Technology Evangelist Liz Rice, and Two Sigma Engineer Leah Petersen all started their journeys in open source at different times, with very different goals in mind.

  • Episode 481: How to Build Open Source Sustainability

    July 3rd, 2019  |  29 mins 51 secs

    What takes an open source project from a hobby to…

  • Episode 480: A Google Product Manager on Where Your Container Security Begins and Ends

    June 28th, 2019  |  30 mins 57 secs

    One can reasonably assume container security will undergo many changes in the near term, especially considering the recent widely publicized security breaches (not to mention the ones we do not already know about).

    But Maya Kaczorowski, a Google product manager, begs to disagree. When it comes to responsibilities organizations share with cloud and tool providers, Kaczorowski, says the model isn't changing, per se. Instead, “people are becoming less and less worried about the pieces that they don't have to manage, or the pieces that they used to have to manage — but they are no simpler for whatever reason,” Kaczorowski said.

  • Episode 479: Kubernetes Co-Founders Field Hard Questions on Kubernetes’ Past, Present and Future

    June 27th, 2019  |  30 mins 20 secs

    Kubernetes is not everything for everybody, as DevOps teams know. And while Kubernetes  can, of course, offer amazing power- and resource-savings and computing-performance advantages, the platform has also seen its share of controversy, such as during the Docker split in 2016.

  • Episode 478: Making Kafka Cloud Native

    June 26th, 2019  |  21 mins 6 secs

    In this episode of The New Stake Makers, TC Currie is joined by Neha Narkhede, CTO and Co-founder of Confluent and one of the co-creators of Apache Kafka. 

    Narkhede has a passion for streaming data, and for the pasNeha Narkhede, CTO of Confluent and one of the developers of Apache Kafkat couple of years has been working on modernizing Apache Kafka to make it cloud native.With over 60% of the the Fortune 100 relying on Apache Kafka, the service has become both popular and entrenched.  But as cloud technology is expanding, some fundamental changes were necessary to make Apache Kafka truly cloud native. Kafka sits above the operation layer and below the application layer in the stack. 

  • Episode 477: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation's Technical Oversight Committee

    June 25th, 2019  |  30 mins 5 secs

    Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, containerd ... The list of projects managed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quite extensive, and growing by the month it seems.

    But how does the CNCF manage its expansive collection of open source cloud native software projects? How does it decide when a project move from incubation to graduation. Many of these decisions are made by the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee (TOC). We wanted to find out more about how the TOC operates.

  • Episode 476: Best Practices Across the DevSecOps Lifecycle

    June 24th, 2019  |  23 mins 41 secs

    DevOps has been with us for several years now, and is becoming increasingly entrenched within the enterprise. Yet the speed and elevation that the practice offers can be at odds with an organization's security posture, which ensures that systems have no vulnerabilities and meet compliance — work that can take time to complete. Can a business do both?

    To help answer this question, we assembled a panel of experts at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU last month. 

  • Episode 475: Why Your Organization Cannot Live on Git Alone

    June 21st, 2019  |  26 mins 22 secs

    The creation of Git by the principal developer be…

  • Episode 474: How Service Meshes and Kubernetes Will Close Gap Between Speed and Security

    June 20th, 2019  |  23 mins 46 secs

    We want to move fast — that's what agile software development and DevOps is all about — but how do we move fast without sacrificing security? Are we mistaking availability for security? This dichotomy and the challenge of security management has only become more severe as enterprises enable developers to release daily, and distributed systems and sophisticated attacks make it all much more complicated.