Alex Gervais

Alex Gervais

Outdoorsy, data-driven, eternal student, not so geeky creative mind and traveler. Alex is a curious, introverted and humble character. Working by day as a remote Senior Software Developer at Datawire he has many years of savoir-faire building full-stack systems from cloud infrastructures to backend services and DevOps tools. Alex is a Kubernetes early adopter who thrives on collaboration and contributor to many Cloud-Native projects.

Montreal 2020 sessions

Build Your Own Serverless With Knative

English session - Beginner

Google Cloud Run’s use of Knative introduced a portable Serverless solution built on top of Kubernetes. In this talk, we’ll recap the basic guidelines, use cases, and benefits of a Serverless architecture. Getting up and started, you will learn to take advantage of containers and the Ambassador API Gateway to serve event-driven application workloads and save costs using your existing Kubernetes resources.

From Grief to Growth: The 7 Stages of Observability

English session - Intermediate

In this case-study talk, we will share Brent’s journey through the adoption of modern observability practices as he operated an architecture of distributed services. Facing difficulties using application logs as the primary tool to debug performance and reliability issues? Learn how to improve your company toolkit and engineering habits using existing monitoring tools with the addition of distributed tracing.