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It’s a wrap. We’ve reached the end of this year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in Austin, TX. What a week we had! The unofficial theme of the conference quickly became the service mesh with some speakers dubbing 2018 as, “The Year of the Service Mesh.”

Want to learn more about Conduit? Couldn’t make it to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon? We’re holding a special live Ask-Me-Anything event with Buoyant co-founders William Morgan and Oliver Gould. Join us today–Monday Dec 11 at 10am Pacific. They’ll be personally answering your questions in the #conduit-ama channel in the Linkerd Slack group.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon saw a lot of content around Linkerd use in production and the newly born Conduit service mesh quickly became one of the stars of the show.

On Tuesday we released Conduit, the next-gen ultralight service mesh for Kubernetes. That same night we had the first public look at Conduit for a packed house during the GDG Cloud Austin meetup. The next morning, Oliver ran an exciting live demo during the CloudNativeCon keynotes demonstrating just how easy it is to get started with Conduit and how powerful it can be. Sitting between updates from other CNCF projects, he only had 5 minutes to work with. But that was enough time to deliver updates around the Linkerd project, introduce Conduit, do a fresh install, inject Conduit into running services without restarts, and use it to troubleshoot a live production application interactively while it was in use by the audience. If you didn’t catch the keynote, you can see his demo in the audience-recorded clip below. We’ll post the full version once videos from the conference become available.

Wednesday saw a flurry of activity around Linkerd in breakout sessions and the day ended with a Conduit Launch party that evening. Conduit became the center of attention on Thursday during a SIG session focused on improvements in the service mesh data plane. Then we wrapped up KubeCon with the 3rd ever Linkerd Community Meeting (and our first ever in person). Three customers presented uniquely different views of their use of Linkerd in production, Oliver took the crowd through an interactive look at why and how Conduit evolved along with an overview of its architecture, then he was joined by Brian Smith and Carl Lerche for an engineering AMA panel. The panel had some great lively discussion and we recorded the session to share it with you all. We expect to see that video posted in the next week or two.

If you couldn’t make it to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, we realize that you probably have a lot of questions about Conduit. There’s a new #conduit channel in the Linkerd Slack group that you can pop into at any time for general questions, feedback, or help.

For questions about strategy, roadmap, or anything else on your mind, join us today at the live Conduit AMA event. Pop into the #conduit-ama channel in the Linkerd Slack group at 10am Pacific. If you can’t join us, we’ll post a roundup of questions from the AMA to the Buoyant blog later this week.

Some of your questions might be answered by last week’s KubeCon coverage. Or these articles may inspire new questions from you. We have some highlights below to help get you started. Hope to chat with you at the AMA in a few hours!

Conduit: a lightweight service mesh for Kubernetes

Buoyant’s new open source service mesh is designed with Kubernetes in mind

The cloud-native movement turns its attention to the service mesh