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Sign up for free live video streaming of all keynote sessions at MesosCon Europe.

Can’t make it to MesosCon Europe in Prague this week? The Linux Foundation is pleased to offer free live video streaming of all keynote sessions on Thursday, Oct 26 and Friday, Oct 27, 2017.

MesosCon is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem. Users, developers, experts, and community members will convene next week.

Apache Software Foundation, Mesosphere, and Netflix are among the many organizations that will keynote next week.

The livestream will begin on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time). Sign up now! You can also follow our live event updates on Twitter with #MesosCon.

All keynotes will be broadcasted live, including a welcome and opening remarks by Ben Hindman, Co-Creator, Apache Mesos and Founder, Mesosphere.

Other featured keynotes include:

  • Rich Bowen, VP Conferences, Apache Software Foundation will analyze The Apache Way.
  • Katharina Probst, Netflix will talk about making and keeping Netflix highly available.
  • SMACK in the enterprise panel.
  • Pierre Cheynier, Operations Engineer, Criteo will discuss operating 600+ Mesos servers on 7 data centers.
  • And more.

View the full schedule of keynotes.

Sign up now for the free live video stream.

Once you sign up, you’ll be able to view the livestream on the same page. If you sign up prior to the livestream day/time, simply return to this page and you’ll be able to view.

Join the Apache Mesos community in Prague for town halls, MesosCon university, and a full-day hackathon.

Get the latest on Apache Mesos with Ben Hindman, Co-Creator of Apache Mesos, at MesosCon Europe taking place October 25-27, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. At the conference, you’ll hear insights by industry experts deploying Mesos clusters, learn about containerization and security in Mesos, and more.

This annual conference brings together users and developers to share and learn about the Mesos project and its growing ecosystem. The conference features two days of sessions focused on the Apache Mesos Core and related technologies, as well as a one-day hackathon, town halls, and MesosCon University.  

Highlights include:

  • SMACK in the Enterprise keynote panel: Hear how the SMACK stack is impacting the data analytics landscape at large enterprises. Panelists will be announced soon.
  • MesosCon University: Tutorial-style sessions will offer hands-on learning for building a stateful service, operating your cluster, or bootstrapping a secure Mesos cluster.
  • Town Halls: A community gathering to discuss pressing needs and issues. The town halls will begin at 7:00pm after the onsite reception on Thursday, and will include drinks and appetizers sponsored by Mesosphere. Have a town hall you think we should run? Reach out to events@linuxfoundation.org.
  • Hackathon: Come and work on new Mesos features, new demos, new documentation, and win great prizes! The Hackathon will take place on Wednesday, October 25, and is included with your conference registration.  

View the full schedule of sessions and activities here.

Get a preview of what to expect at MesosCon Europe. Watch videos from MesosCon North America 2017 here.

Register now and use discount code MCEULDC17 to save $25 off your pass to MesosCon Europe.

The Call For Papers (CFP) for MesosCon Europe is closing soon! Submit your proposal by July 28 for consideration.

MesosCon is an annual conference that brings together users and developers to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem. The conference will feature two days of sessions to learn more about the Apache Mesos core and related technologies. The program will include workshops to get started with Apache Mesos, keynote addresses from industry leaders, and sessions led by adopters and contributors.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Close: July 28, 2017

  • CFP Notifications: August 28, 2017

  • Schedule Announced: August 30, 2017

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon Europe »

Suggested Topics

Here are a few examples of topics we would like to see:

  • Best practices and lessons on deploying and running Mesos at scale

  • Deep dives and tutorials into Mesos

  • Interesting extensions to Mesos (e.g., new communication models, support for new containerizers, new resource types and allocation models, etc.)

  • Improvements/additions to the Mesos ecosystem (packaging systems, monitoring, log aggregation, load balancing, service discovery, etc.)

  • New frameworks

  • Microservice design

  • Continuous delivery / DevOps (automating into production)

If you’re unsure about your proposal, or want some feedback or general advice, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll be happy to help!

Our events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the Linux community and we work closely with our attendees, sponsors, and speakers to help keep The Linux Foundation events professional, welcoming, and friendly.

Not interested in speaking but want to attend? Linux.com readers receive 5% off the “attendee” registration with code LINUXRD5.

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The MesosCon program committee is now seeking your fresh ideas, enlightening case studies, best practices, or deep technical knowledge to share with the Apache Mesos community at MesosCon North America and Europe in 2017.

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon North America » The deadline is June 30.

MesosCon is an annual conference held in three locations around the globe and organized by the Apache Mesos community in partnership with The Linux Foundation. The events bring together users and developers of the open source orchestration framework to share knowledge and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem.

Best practices, lessons learned, and case studies are among the topics the program committee is seeking for 2017. Sample topics include:  

  • Best practices and lessons on deploying and running Mesos at scale

  • Deep dives and tutorials into Mesos

  • Interesting extensions to Mesos (e.g., new communication models, support for new containerizers, new resource types and allocation models, etc.)

  • Improvements/additions to the Mesos ecosystem (packaging systems, monitoring, log aggregation, load balancing etc., service discovery)

  • New frameworks

  • Microservice design

  • Continuous Delivery / DevOps (automating into production)

This list is by no means an exhaustive set of topics for submissions, and we welcome you to submit proposals that fall outside the mentioned areas. Check out these videos of previous talks to see the types of presentations that have been accepted in the past.

All 2017 MesosCon events will be held directly following Open Source Summit events in China, North America, and Europe. Dates are as follows:

MesosCon Asia June 21 – 22, 2017 in Beijing, China

MesosCon North America September 14 – 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA

MesosCon Europe October 26 – 27, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic

Not interested in speaking but want to attend? Linux.com readers receive 5% off the “attendee” registration with code LINUXRD5.

Apache, Apache Mesos, and Mesos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in the United States and/or other countries. MesosCon is run in partnership with the ASF.

MesosCon is an annual conference held in three locations around the globe and organized by the Apache Mesos community in partnership with The Linux Foundation. The events bring together users and developers of the open source orchestration framework to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem.

The MesosCon program committee is now seeking proposals for MesosCon North America and MesosCon Europe from speakers with fresh ideas, enlightening case studies, best practices, or deep technical knowledge.

All MesosCon events this year will be held directly following Open Source Summit in China, North America, and Europe. Event dates and locations are as follows:

MesosCon Asia June 21 – 22, 2017 in Beijing, China

MesosCon North America September 14 – 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA

MesosCon Europe October 26 – 27, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic

Last year, experts from Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot, among many others shared how they use Apache Mesos at MesosCon North America.

Best practices, lessons learned, and case studies are again among the topics the program committee is seeking for 2017. Some sample proposal topics include:  

  • Best practices and lessons on deploying and running Mesos at scale

  • Deep dives and tutorials into Mesos

  • Interesting extensions to Mesos (e.g., new communication models, support for new containerizers, new resource types and allocation models, etc.)

  • Improvements/additions to the Mesos ecosystem (packaging systems, monitoring, log aggregation, load balancing, service discovery)

  • New frameworks

  • Microservices design

  • Continuous Delivery / DevOps (automating into production)

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon North America » The deadline is May 20.

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon Europe » The deadline is July 8.

The deadline has passed for submitting proposals for MesosCon Asia.

Not interested in speaking but want to attend? Linux.com readers receive 5% off the “attendee” registration with code LINUXRD5.

Register for MesosCon Asia » Save $125 through April 30.

Register for MesosCon North America » Save $200 through July 2.

Register for MesosCon Europe » Save $200 through August 27.

Apache, Apache Mesos, and Mesos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in the United States and/or other countries. MesosCon is run in partnership with the ASF.

Last year, experts from Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot, and many other companies shared how they use Apache Mesos at MesosCon events in North America and Europe. Their talks helped inspire developers to get involved in the project, try out an installation, stay informed on project updates, and generally get pumped to use and participate in Apache Mesos.

The MesosCon program committee is now seeking proposals from speakers with fresh ideas, enlightening case studies, best practices, or deep technical knowledge to share with the Apache Mesos community again this year. MesosCon is an annual conference held in three locations around the globe and organized by the Apache Mesos community in partnership with The Linux Foundation.

March 25 is the deadline for speakers to submit proposals for MesosCon Asia. MesosCon North America’s deadline is May 20 and MesosCon Europe’s is July 8. Here, we’ve rounded up the top 5 videos from the 2016 MesosCon North America event for some inspiration. Submit your speaking proposal now!

1. How Verizon Labs Built a 600 Node Bare Metal Mesos Cluster in Two Weeks

Craig Neth, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Verizon Labs, describes building a 600-node Mesos cluster from bare metal in two weeks. His team didn’t really get it all done in two weeks, but it’s a fascinating peek at some ingenious methods for accelerating the installation and provisioning of the bare hardware, and some advanced ideas on hardware and rack architectures.

2.  4 Unique Ways Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot Use Apache Mesos

Dr. Abhishek Verma, first author of the Google Borg Paper, describes how Uber used the Apache Cassandra database and Apache Mesos to build a fluid, efficient cluster of geographically diverse datacenters. The goals of this project were five nines reliability, low cost, and reducing hardware requirements. Mesos allows such flexible resource management that you can co-locate services on the same machine.

3. Apache Mesos for Beginners: 3 Videos to Help You Get Started

“How do I get my hands on this? I don’t have a datacenter or a team of engineers. What if I want to become a contributor? How do I make this all go in my own little test lab?”

The talks highlighted in this article will help you answer these questions. Aaron Williams, Joris Van Remoorter, and Michael Park of Mesosphere, and Frank Scholten of Container Solutions share how to run Mesos on a laptop, how to become a contributor, and the basic architecture of a Mesos-based datacenter.

4.  Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0

Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark’s advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote.

5. Open Source Is Key to the Modern Data Center, Says EMC’s Joshua Bernstein

DevOps is key to agility, agility is key to innovation and success, and open source powers DevOps. Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, describes the value that this brings to an organization: “We automate everything. We drive out corner cases. We strive for commodity hardware…The biggest thing is that we value this ability to interoperate. This goes along with microservices and the way that we build microservice applications now. We also value tremendously the ability to leverage a collaborative community.”

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon Asia » The deadline is March 25.

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon North America » The deadline is May 20.

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon Europe » The deadline is July 8.

Not interested in speaking but want to attend? Linux.com readers receive 5% off the “attendee” registration with code LINUXRD5.

Register for MesosCon Asia » Save $125 through April 30.

Register for MesosCon North America » Save $200 through July 2.

Register for MesosCon Europe » Save $200 through August 27.

Apache, Apache Mesos, and Mesos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in the United States and/or other countries. MesosCon is run in partnership with the ASF.

Can’t make it to MesosCon North America this week? The Linux Foundation is pleased to offer free live video streaming of all keynote sessions on June 1-2, 2016.

The Apache Mesos conference going on in Denver is a veritable who’s who from across the industry of those using Mesos as a framework to develop cloud native applications. MesosCon is a great place to learn about how to design application clusters running on Apache Mesos from engineers who have done it.

Tune in at 9 a.m. Mountain Time today, June 1, to watch Benjamin Hindman (@benh), the co-creator of Apache Mesos, give the welcome address. And, at 10:15 MT, Craig Neth (@cneth), distinguished member of the technical staff at Verizon, will walk attendees through how they got a 600-node Mesos cluster powered up and running tasks in 14 days.

On June 2, the event features a special keynote from Matei Zaharia, VP of Apache Spark, and keynotes from Twitter, Mesosphere, and EMC. See the full agenda of keynotes here, and sign up for the livestream. While you watch, we encourage you to join the conversation on Twitter using #mesoscon.

By signing up, you’ll also be the first to get notified when the recordings of the keynotes and more than 50 sessions, become available.

Once you sign up, you’ll be able to view the livestream on this page. If you sign up prior to the livestream day/time, simply return to this page and you’ll be able to view.

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When people talk about cloud native applications you almost inevitably hear a reference to a success story using Apache Mesos as an application delivery framework at tremendous scale. With adoption at Twitter, Uber, Netflix, and other companies looking for scale and flexibility Mesos provides a way to abstract resources (CPU, memory, storage, etc.) in a way that enables distributed applications to be run in fault-tolerant and elastic environments. The Mesos kernel provides access to these abstractions via APIs and scheduling capabilities in much the same way that the Linux kernel does but geared towards consumption at the application layer rather than the systems layer.

Benjamin Hindman (@benh), the co-creator of Apache Mesos, developed the open source powerhouse as a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley before bringing it to Twitter.  The software now runs on tens of thousands of machines powering Twitter’s data centers and is often credited for killing the fail whale and providing the scale Twitter needed to serve its growing base of over 300 million users. It’s also causing a huge ground swell in companies developing cloud native applications.

Ben, now founder of Mesosphere, will give the welcome address at MesosCon North America, the Apache Mesos conference going on in Denver on June 1-2. This event is a veritable who’s who from across the industry of those using Mesos as a framework to develop cloud native applications.

MesosCon is a great place to learn about how to design application clusters running on Apache Mesos from engineers who have done it like Craig Neth (@cneth), distinguished member of the technical staff at Verizon, who will walk attendees through how they got a 600 node Mesos cluster powered up and running tasks in 14 days.

Your Uber has arrived, thanks to Open Source Software

Traditionally, machines were statically partitioned across the different services at Uber. In an effort to increase the machine utilization, Uber has recently started transitioning most of its services, including the storage services, to run on top of Apache Mesos.

At MesosCon, Uber engineers will describe the initial experience building and operating a framework for running Cassandra on top of Mesos across multiple data centers at Uber. This framework automates several Cassandra operations such as node repairs, the addition of new nodes, and backup/restore. It improves efficiency by co-locating CPU-intensive services as well as multiple Cassandra nodes on the same Mesos agent. And it handles failure and restart of Mesos agents by using persistent volumes and dynamic reservations.

Running Cassandra on Apache Mesos Across Multiple Datacenters at Uber at MesosCon

Microservices, Allowing us to binge watch House of Cards on Netflix

Netflix customers worldwide streamed more than forty-two billion hours of content last year. Service-style applications, batch jobs, and stream processing alike, from a variety of use cases across Netflix, rely on executing container-based applications in multi-tenant clusters powered by Apache Mesos and Fenzo, a scheduler Java library for Apache Mesos frameworks. These applications are consuming microservices that allows Netflix to build composable applications at massive scale.  

Based on the experiences from Netflix projects Mantis and Titus, Netflix Software Engineer Sharma Podila (@podila) will share his experiences running Docker and Cgroups based containers in a cloud native environment.

Lessons from Netflix Mesos Clusters at Mesoscon.

How Microservices are being Implemented at Adobe

Dragos Sccalita Haut is a solutions architect at Adobe’s API Platform, adobe.io, building a high scale distributed API Gateway running in the cloud. He realized that as the number of microservices increase and the communication between them becomes more complicated. This brings new questions to light:

How do microservices authenticate?
How do we monitor who’s using the APIs they expose?
How do we protect them from attacks?
How do we set throttling and rate limiting rules across a cluster of microservices?
How do we control which services allow public access and which ones we want to keep private?
How about Mesos APIs and frameworks, can they benefit from these features as well?

The answer to these questions was using the Mesos API management layer to expose microservices in a secure, managed and highly available way.

Let Dragos teach you to Be a Microservices Hero at MesosCon.

MesosCon in the Mile High City June 1-2

If you are interested in hearing how Apache Mesos is being developed and deployed by the world’s most interesting and progressive companies the place to see this is MesosCon on June 1-2, in Denver. The conference will feature two days of sessions to learn more about the Apache Mesos core, an ecosystem developed around the project, and related technologies. The program will include workshops to get started with Apache Mesos, keynote speakers from industry leaders, and sessions led by adopters and contributors.