Tuesday, September 17 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Implementing Open Source Culture at NASA

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When frustrated by lack of adoption within NASA of modern application development tooling, Marshall's team of 4 set out to build a from-scratch, cloud-native PaaS specifically tuned to meet complex operational and regulatory requirements at NASA. In Sept 2018, their grant proposal was accepted to begin work on APPDAT, our platform based on GKE + GitLab. With GitLab's extended EE trial period during their prototype phase, Marshall's team demonstrated enormous value very quickly. They are now leading the effort to operate Agency workloads on GCP for the first time, migrating 100+ legacy Cold Fusion apps (using custom ADO templates), plans to migrate STI program and the 40TB of public research documents they manage. Learn how Marshall overcame the cultural and business challenges presented and how this team's work is all tying back to their primary goal: demonstrating the benefits of OSS and unified toolchains, bringing that culture back to NASA... and flying Kubernetes clusters to the Moon!

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Marshall Cottrell

Lead Engineer, Platform Team, MRI Technologies
Marshall Cottrell is the Lead Engineer of the Platform Team at MRI Technologies, a woman-owned small business contractor for NASA. He has worked broadly with the Open Source community in the past, helping lead the effort to transition RethinkDB under CNCF. The first technical hire... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
The Ballroom - Williamsburg Hotel 96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249