Moving media production to the cloud and Argo Workflow Engine for Kubernetes

Oct 10, 2019 · Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway

This time we have two talks:

- Moving media production to the cloud with Stian Z. Vrba
- Fun with Windows containers in Kubernetes with Kristoffer Rolf Deinoff

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Moving media production to the cloud

Production of series and movies has traditionally been divided into “silos” with manual data flow between them (e.g., print-outs of excel sheets). This also necessarily leads to a lot of manual work and loss of useful (meta)data. Alongside, there is a lot of just waiting for the materials to arrive to the editors when shooting on remote locations, which also means that stakeholders get to know what is going on only late after the fact. In this talk we will give a short overview of workflows in drama productions and how they are improved by using Quine’s products, followed by how Quine leverages Azure services in its products.

A version of this talk has previosly been presented at Azure User Group Norway meetup.

Stian Z. Vrba is a co-founder and a CTO of Quine AS. He has obtained a PhD at IFI/UiO, after which he worked for oil industry for a couple of years (computational geometry and storage engine for volumetric data). From there he moved to a now disbanded media and CG company, where he also met the other co-founders of Quine. There, he developed a real-time rendering/compositing system and a real-time video streaming protocol that worked in conjunction. In Quine, he has developed QuineBox, defined Quine’s cloud architecture and developed the foundations of Quine’s other products. His main tools are Windows, C#, C++, Java and XML.

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Fun with Windows containers in Kubernetes

Windows container support in Kubernetes opens up a lot of possibilities, but is still in its infancy. This also applies to a lot of the tooling and can severely limit the possibilities for using a windows container. Luckily, at least some of the tooling can be modified to allow for windows containers. At a recent project we were able to automate and simplify several manual processes and interactions with legacy systems by modifying the Argo workflow engine for Kubernetes.

This talk will show how we did it and what we learned. We'll have a look at Windows containers and the Argo workflow engine for Kubernetes, how to modify the Argo source code to run on Windows containers and how to make multi-platform docker images and Argo workflows. I will also show some example demos to show how it all comes together and some potential benefits

Kristoffer is a self-employed software architect, programmer, speaker, general enthusiast and devoted geek. He started working with software development in the late 90's and never got tired. Focusing on making tailored business systems he has worked for several companies, in several countries in many different domains. He loves to learn and is always looking for new and better ways to solve problems and to spread that knowledge, through workshops, conference talks, teaching and everyday conversation.

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