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Monday, August 17 • 17:35 - 18:05
What Happens when Service Mesh Maintainers Get a Taste of Their Own Mesh? - Risha Mars & Carol Scott, Buoyant

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What happens when a service mesh creator has to eat its own dogfood? What's it like being on call for a service mesh? Until recently, the creators of Linkerd have never needed to run Linkerd in production, simply because they had no production services to maintain. With the introduction of a SaaS app for Linkerd users that is itself built on Linkerd, Linkerd maintainers were suddenly on call for Linkerd. In this talk, we describe several complex bugs we discovered, diagnosed, and debugged as a result of running Linkerd ourselves, and how this change in our relationship with our own service mesh changed the nature of product development.

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Carol Scott

Software Engineer, Buoyant
Carol Scott is a Software Engineer at Buoyant, where she contributes to the web dashboard and CLI of the open source Linkerd service mesh project. Her work on Linkerd includes guiding internationalization of the dashboard, reviewing PRs from contributors around the world, and making... Read More →
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Risha Mars

Software Engineer, Buoyant
Risha is a Software Engineer at Buoyant, and is a core contributor to the Linkerd project. She worked on the CLI and controller (Golang) as well as the Linkerd dashboard (React). Currently Risha is working on Dive, Buoyant’s newest product. Previously, Risha worked on the Ads team... Read More →

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Monday August 17, 2020 17:35 - 18:05 CEST
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