Whitney Lee

Whitney is a lovable goofball who enjoys understanding and using tools in the cloud native landscape. Creative and driven, Whitney recently pivoted from an art-related career to one in tech. This past fall, Whitney co-presented a silly yet informative keynote about platform building at Kubecon NA 2022 (https://youtu.be/eJG7uIU9NpM). You can catch her lightboard streaming show ⚡️ Enlightning on Tanzu.TV (https://via.vmw.com/Enlightning), and she also co-hosts the streaming show You Choose! - a 'Choose-Your-Own-Adventure'-style journey through the CNCF landscape (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyicRj904Z9-FzCPvGpVHgRQVYJpVmx3Z). And not only does Whitney rock at tech - she literally has toured playing in the band Mutual Benefit on keyboards and vocals.

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Choose Your Own Adventure: The Perilous Passage to Production
Viktor Farcic, Whitney Lee

Our hero, a running application in a Kubernetes development environment, knows that they are destined for greater things! They long to be living in production, serving end users! However, the journey from dev to prod is hard, filled with system design choices concerning cluster provisioning, GitOps, traffic routing, app config, and production-grade backing services. And who knows what unseen forces lurk in the shadows! One wrong step could be catastrophic.

It is up to you, the audience, to guide our hero and help them grow from an app in development to their final form⎯an app running in production. In their second KubeCon ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’-style talk, Whitney and Viktor will present choices that an anthropomorphized app must make as they try to find their way to production. Throughout the presentation, the audience (YOU!) will vote to decide our hero app's path! Can we navigate CNCF projects and avoid dead-ends to get our app to production before the session time elapses?