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The Livin' On The Edge Podcast Series

At Ambassador, we're more than just a cloud-native application development company. We're a catalyst for change in how enterprises design, deploy, and manage microservices on Kubernetes.

About the Podcast Series

Join us to learn about best practices for releasing functionality via continuous delivery pipelines, and investigate the latest developer tooling, API gateway technology, and service mesh implementations.

In our "Livin' On The Edge" series, we interview practitioners and senior technical leaders from organizations such as HashiCorp, Lyft, GitHub, Ticket Master, Buoyant, and more.

Our Host: Jacob Beck

Jacob Beck is an Engineer turned Product Manager, who enjoys working to align engineering projects to help advance business goals. He focuses on bridging the technical capabilities of the product to the business. Prior to his role at Ambassador Labs, Jacob served as a software engineer at Target Corporation and Optum. Jake graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Outside of work, Jake loves to exercise, whether it's lifting weights or going on hikes with his 2 dogs.

Our Host: Markeo (Kay) James

Kay James is a solutions engineer at Ambassador Labs and currently resides in New York. Passionate about technology, good food, and creating great music, Kay enjoys being able to help others solve technology problems. Prior to joining Ambassador Labs, she graduated from New York University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

All Episodes


Developer Control Planes: An Engineering Director's Point of View

Crystal Hirschorn, Director of Engineering - Infrastructure, SRE and Developer Experience at Snyk, shared some time with Ambassador Labs's Head of Developer Relations, Daniel Bryant, to talk about all things platform engineering and building control planes that “pave a path” for developers. Here are some of the key takeaways from their conversation:


HTTP/3: Use Cases, Envoy Support, and Google’s Rollout

A number of key themes emerged: HTTP/2 sped up HTTP/1 dramatically – but if you lose one packet on a connection, everything gets stalled until the packet is retransmitted. This is a fundamental limitation of TCP, so HTTP/3 speeds up HTTP/2 even more by implementing the protocol on top of UDP.


Livin’ on the Edge #14: Katie Gamanji on Kubernetes Tooling DX, GitOps, and the Cluster API

Be sure to check out the additional episodes of the "Livin' on the Edge" podcast. Key takeaways from the podcast included: Automation and transparency are key to creating an effective continuous delivery pipeline. Siloing based on teams or technical verticals (e.g. networking, security) leads to inefficiencies via the introduction of uncertainty who is responsible, increased handoffs, and delays in verification.


Kelsey Hightower on Developer Experience, PaaS, and Testing in Production

Be sure to check out the additional episodes of the "Livin' on the Edge" podcast. Key takeaways from the podcast included: Custom configured and bespoke production environments, which are often combined with the manual deployment of applications, can lead to many challenges “because you're just kind of shooting in the dark and crossing your fingers at every deployment.”