The Weaveworks team from the San Francisco office will be in the booth at this year’s DockerCon held from June 12th to 15th at the Moscone center in the Bay area. Over the next couple of days, we’re going to introduce you to some of the team. We encourage you to stop by our booth, ask questions and maybe pick up a pair of those awesome Weaveworks socks while you’re at it.

First up is Roland Schilter. Roli is a full-stack engineer and is busy implementing new features for Weave Cloud’s hosted Prometheus solution. Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, he recently relocated to the Bay area to work with the San Francisco engineering team. Find Roli at the Weaveworks booth at DockerCon to chat programming, containers and all things DevOps.

Five Questions for Roland Schilter

What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?

I show up at the office, check my emails, go through the requests for PR reviews that came in from our European offices, then start working on fixing bugs and implementing features.

Any words of advice for others trying to learn about containers and Kubernetes?

RTFM. The Docker and Kubernetes documentation is very good. Also look at how other people are using it. I can highly recommend the K8s «Concepts» section that introduces terminology and helps seeing how all the components fit together.

Then set up minikube and start playing around with kubectl and yaml files.

What do you wish other people knew about Weaveworks?

How great of a company it is and that we are looking for engineers in all of our offices in SF, London, and Berlin! Check the Weaveworks job board for our current openings. 

Any favourite cool new technology?

I'm pretty excited about the whole space we are working in that makes deployment, visualization, and monitoring a breeze for everyone.

Final thoughts

Visit Weaveworks at DockerCon in San Francisco at the Moscone Centre from June 12th to 15th and let us show you around Weave Cloud or talk Kubernetes Enterprise Support Subscriptions.

For more information about Roland Schilter see https://github.com/rndstr on Github.