Charity Majors, CTO & Co-founder _ Honeycomb (6)
Charity Majors
CTO & Co-founder
Fred Hebert
Site Reliability Engineer
Ian Smith
Engineering Manager

Honeycomb has finally (begrudgingly) joined the Kubernetes brigade, and we have now migrated our services to k8s. Why? That’s a GREAT question.

Honeycomb CTO Charity Majors, Engineering Manager Ian Smith, and SRE Fred Hebert host a casual fireside chat to answer this.

They discuss the technical inflection points that helped us decide it was time to migrate, as well as the non-technical reasons (spoiler alert: it’s not because it’s the trendy thing to do right now.)

Some key takeaways:

  • Migrations are hard—why did we do this one?
  • General migration strategies
  • How are we monitoring our own Kubernetes stack

This session is best for:

  • Architects looking for real understanding of their applications
  • Developers who want visibility into the impact of their application’s behavior
  • Anyone who’s ever felt that monitoring was insufficient