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Software Development Peer Group Meeting

  • 14 Apr 2022
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • For those with an annual membership with the CAITC. If you are unsure, please email and someone can help determine your membership status.
  • For those who do not have an annual membership with the CAITC. Please emial to receive your complimentary ticket. Limited to one complimentary ticket per calendar year.

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"Cloud Native Architecture and Kubernetes"

Event Details:

Containers represent the next generation of virtualization for IT infrastructure, and they are one of the most important innovations since the virtual machine.  Kubernetes and Docker have made containers mainstream and serve as the foundations for most Cloud Native Architectures.  In this talk, Dewpoint will cover three general topics to help introduce key concepts and uses of container technology:

1. A general overview of containers and why they are an important step in the evolution IT infrastructure.

2. A short talk from a senior developer on what it was like to learn Kubernetes with a short demonstration of a learning environment.

3. A case study from a recent project completed for a Dewpoint customer using Azure App Services and Docker Containers. 

Time will be left at the end for questions and answers.

Speaker: Chris Weiss

Chris is the Chief Technology Officer for Dewpoint, a Lansing based professional services company, where he has worked for 9 years.  With over 30 years of application development and information technology experience, Chris has worked in cutting edge technologies for many years, including large scale web applications, big data, AI, and iOT .  He works internally with Dewpoint from a strategic perspective and directly with clients with a focus on automation, analytics, and application development.

Speaker: Benjamin Hobbs

Benjamin J Hobbs is a Lansing-native Software Engineer with more than 25 years of experience finding solutions that help people. Beginning in middle school learning QBASIC, he earned a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from MSU and is proficient in C/C++, C#, Java, and JavaScript. He has experience working on physics simulations, game development, hardware interfaces, microservices, Windows applications, and mobile development. He has been with Dewpoint for 2 years and couldn’t be happier.

Speaker: David Gruner

David Gruner is an IT specialist with more than 20 years’ experience building, transforming, and supporting complex systems.  He began his career in 1998 working on mainframes using C and DB2 before moving into windows and web development using the .net stack.   He just completed a system that uses windows containers in an Azure environment.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Jackson Enterprise Technology

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Vice President
Global Alliant, Inc.

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