Workshops - August 6th, 2018 08:30 AM - 15:30 PM

Progressive Web Apps

ScaleConf New Zealand - Maximiliano Firtman

August 6th, 2018 - From 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM

In this introductory workshop, we will get into practical examples of how to create a Progressive Web App -an offline-capable app-like web application- from scratch using the latest specs. We will cover desktop and mobile PWAs, using Service Workers and other APIs, debugging techniques and tools available. We will learn how to detect connection status and how to create a successful offline experience. We will finally see how to use Web App Manifest and other specs to let your users install your PWA on Android, iOS, and desktop OSs, how to use analytics and enhance your PWA with platform-specific APIs, and the techniques to publish it into app stores. After this workshop you will have a fully functional PWA that you can serve to your users.


Maximiliano Firtman

Maximiliano Firtman (@firt) is a mobile and web developer, trainer, speaker, and author. Max teaches mobile HTML5, PWAs and performance trainings for top companies around the world. The founder of ITMaster Academy, Max is a well-known professional in the mobile web community with dozens of articles and online courses published. He has authored many books, including Programming the Mobile Web and High Performance Mobile Web, published by O’Reilly Media. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and many other events around the world.

Tackling the big scary world of Microservices, Ingress Controller, and Service Mesh

ScaleConf New Zealand - Alan Murphy

ScaleConf New Zealand - Nginx

FREE workshop for Main Conference Attendees, thanks to our sponsor Nginx. Limited Availability!

August 6th, 2018 - From 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Are you a Developers/DevOps engineer tasked with abstracting a monolith into microservices but worried about application health, networking, and availability? NGINX Plus can help you deploy and manage API and application traffic so crucial to successful microservices deployments. This workshop will be an introduction to using NGINX Plus with core microservices technologies (docker, kubernetes) for traffic management, security, ingress controller, and between services traffic mesh. Learn how to use NGINX to take inter-service routing, performance, and security into consideration when architecting a microservices roll-out.

Workshop Agenda:
- Background on NGINX Plus w/in microservices environment
  Architecture overview, best practices
- NGINX Core: Training course on learning the basics on how to configure NGINX Plus
   Learn the ins and outs of NGINX in a microservices environment
- Deploying NGINX Plus Kubernetes and Ingress Controller
   Hands-on deployment of NGINX within a Kubernetes cluster for ingress


Alan Murphy

Alan Murphy is the Regional APAC Solutions Architect for NGINX based in Sydney. With over 20 years experience in the application networking and delivery space, Alan is helping to lead the NGINX roll-out throughout APAC by working with customers on designing architectures which take full advantage of the NGINX Application Platform. Prior to NGINX Alan ran the global Reference Architecture and Technical Evangelism teams at F5 Networks covering APAC.

Deploying microservice applications in Kubernetes

ScaleConf New Zealand - Travis Holton

ScaleConf New Zealand - Catalyst Cloud

FREE workshop for Main Conference Attendees, thanks to our sponsor Catalyst Cloud. Limited Availability!

August 6th, 2018 - From 12:30 PM to 15:30 PM

Considering deploying your containerized application to production? Whether you are deploying to bare metal or a cloud VM, container orchestration frameworks can reduce the operational load of managing, updating and scaling your application. Kubernetes is a mature orchestration platform with over a decade of development behind it. This workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Kubernetes. Learn how to set up a Kubernetes cluster, deploy a containerized application and manage updates with rolling upgrades. (3-4 hrs)

Workshop Agenda:
- Introduction
  Containerised Applications
  Kubernetes background
- Bootstrapping Kubernetes Cluster
- Deploy containerized application
- Development Workflow
  Update application
   Rolling upgrade


Travis Holton

Software developer at Catalyst IT with a focus on opensource technologies. Currently manages devops infrastructure for multiple project teams and conducts training in both Ansible and Docker at Catalyst. Twitter: @heytrav


ScaleConf New Zealand - Ronen Baram

ScaleConf New Zealand - Oracle & MySQL

FREE workshop for main conference Attendees, thanks to our sponsor MySQL. Limited Availability!

August 6th, 2018 - From 12:30 PM to 15:30 PM



Ronen Baram

With more then 25 years in the IT industry, with strong focus on open source solutions, for the last 8 years acting as a MySQL technical consultant for many APAC companies and organisations. Based in Melbourne and serves ANZ as a core territory. Have a great passion to talk, learn and share knowledge. Overall nice person, given the morning coffee was reasonable.

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