October 24-25, 2022 | Detroit, Michigan + Virtual
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Monday, October 24 • 11:35am - 12:05pm
Developer Enablement through a GitOps Driven IaC Control Plane at Autodesk - Jesse Sanford, Autodesk & Manabu McCloskey, AWS

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At this point GitOps is a well understood concept amongst DevOps practitioners. Talks and posts promising magnifications of developer enablement through GitOps abound. However, they rarely focus on the intersection of dev enablement and security/compliance. In this talk Jesse Sanford and Manabu McCloskey will walk through a recent PoC done at Autodesk that flexes GitOps for the delivery of compliant infrastructure as code using Managed Delivery and Crossplane. The PoC focused on using Crossplane to split the responsibilities over the ownership of the IaC and separating the concerns to the appropriate stakeholders in the organization. Security team members can develop security controls alongside platform and product engineers who develop capabilities and functionality on top of them. Additionally, using Spinnaker Keel, all parties can work through a unified git driven workflow where PRs serve as our change requests and merges trigger the updates to secure infrastructure across the organization. Finally, novel approaches for wiring up Keel with Crossplane through the use of the K8s plugin, and sharing of secrets between Clouddriver and Flux through a custom sidecar will be discussed.

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Jesse Sanford

Senior Principal Engineer, Autodesk
Jesse is a lifelong software engineer focused on site reliability and Infosec. Currently architecting the juncture of platform engineering and security/compliance for Autodesk's Developer Enablement team. When not in front of a computer, he is a backpacker, sailor and continuously... Read More →
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Manabu McCloskey

Solutions Architect, AWS
Manabu is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He focuses on contributing to open source infrastructure toolings and works with AWS strategic customers to design and implement enterprise solutions using AWS resources and open source technologies. His interests include Kubernetes... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:05pm EDT
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