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September 2019 Meeting

PRESENTATION: “Taking The Helm: Diving Into Kubernetes For LAMP Stacks” by Chris Forrence, Lead LAMP Engineer, OxBlue

When: Thursday, September 5th, 2019 — 7pm-9pm

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Directions: Take I-285 to Cobb Parkway/US-41. Go south & turn left on Akers Mill Rd. At the 2nd traffic light, go left into Cobb Galleria, then an immediate left into the parking garage. Enter the 600 bldg & tell security you’re there for AtlantaPHP, 14th floor.

SPECIAL NOTE: There will be a Braves game on this night, so there will be people monitoring the parking deck entrances. You will need to say you are coming to a meeting at ShootProof to be allowed to park (and also mention it to building security, as always.) It is best to arrive no later than 7pm.

Map Link: (parking deck entrance, 600 building is due north of the deck)

Presentation: Taking The Helm: Diving Into Kubernetes For LAMP Stacks

By themselves, containers offer benefits for making sure a development environment represents a production environment, but that doesn’t necessarily translate back into having a replicable production environment that can scale up. That’s where container orchestration technology shines, such as the open-source Kubernetes.

In today’s talk, we’ll be doing an overview of Kubernetes, why it may be a good solution for your use-case (or not), and we’ll go through the steps to spin up a Kubernetes cluster that’d be an alternative to a typical LAMP setup!

About Chris: Chris has spent around 7 years as a full stack software engineer, starting in a Java stack and transitioning to PHP and the LAMP stack in 2012. He’s worked in a variety of industries including marketing, telecommunications, gaming, and construction. Chris works for OxBlue as a Lead LAMP Software Engineer. You can follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisforrence (

New Meeting Feature: Open Spaces! We’re going to continue with a new discussion format among attendees. Please come with some questions or discussion topics in mind. The group will vote on suggestions and we’ll cover things, based on interest, in a rotating panel style. Come share your expertise!

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