Rust, Kubernetes, and the Cloud

English Intermediate DevOps

Moving to the cloud is a Big Deal™. So why would you want to throw a new language like Rust into the mix? Join us as we demonstrate how Rust can be used with Azure to simplify and bring safety to your code. We'll give a brief overview of the strengths and weaknesses of using Rust in the cloud in general before demoing how you can use Rust to connect to and leverage the Azure APIs. Kubernetes more your thing? We've got that covered too! We'll show how Rust makes interfacing with and writing tooling for Kubernetes a breeze, followed by a practical demo of a Rust project (Krustlet) in action on AKS.


Taylor Thomas

Senior Software Engineer

Taylor Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer working in the DeisLabs team in Microsoft Azure. He has been involved with containers and Kubernetes platforms at Intel and Nike and is one of the core maintainers of Helm and Krustlet. He currently lives in the Utah area and enjoys hiking and camping. He has given talks at several KubeCons, Velocity Conf, and Helm Summit on a wide variety of container-related topics.

Ryan Levick

Cloud Advocate for Microsoft

Ryan has been writing Rust since around version 0.10. He now focuses on Rust full time at Microsoft. When he's not doing Rust, he enjoys cooking, traveling and exploring Berlin where he lives.

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