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eBPF - Superpowers for Cloud Native Operations

eBPF has been called “Superpowers for Linux”, and in this talk Liz discusses why it’s a foundational technology for a new generation of cloud native networking, security and observability tools, covering questions such as:  

  • What is eBPF?  
  • How is it unleashing a new wave of innovation in the Linux kernel?  
  • How does it enable detailed insights into application behaviour, without having to modify applications in any way?  
  • What can we do with eBPF in the cloud today?    

Even if you’re not a Linux kernel aficionado you’ll leave this talk with an understanding of how eBPF enables high-performance tools that will help you connect, manage and secure applications in the cloud.


Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer @isovalent

Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with cloud-native networking and security specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium eBPF-based networking project. She is chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee, and was Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O'Reilly.

She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London and competing in virtual races on Zwift.

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