The Washington Post’s Patrick Cullen, chief architect for The Post’s technology platform, and Jason Bartz, technical architect, will speak at AWS re:Invent, the annual conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. Cullen will be part of a panel discussion on the state of containerized application development and deployment trends. Bartz will showcase how The Post uses Amazon ECS to run Arc Publishing, The Post’s fast-growing software-as-a-service business.

Session descriptions are below. The agenda can be found here.

Containers on AWS – State of the Union
Just over four years after the first public release of Docker, and three years to the day after the launch of Amazon EC2 Container Service, the use of containers has surged to run a significant percentage of production workloads at startups and enterprise organizations. Join Deepak Singh, General Manager of Amazon Container Services, as we cover the state of containerized application development and deployment trends, new container capabilities on AWS that are available now, options for running containerized applications on AWS, and how AWS customers successfully run container workloads in production.

Deepak Singh – GM, Container and HPC Services, Amazon Web Services
Thilina Gunasinghe – Senior Director, McDonald’s Corporation
Patrick Cullen – Principal Technical Architect, Washington Post
Franziska Schmidt – Platform Engineer, Mapbox

Full Software Lifecycle Management for Containers Running on Amazon ECS
Learn how The Washington Post uses Amazon ECS to run Arc Publishing, a digital journalism platform that powers The Washington Post and a growing number of major media websites. Amazon ECS enabled The Washington Post to containerize their existing microservices architecture, avoiding a complete rewrite that would have delayed the platform’s launch by several years. In this session, Jason Bartz, Lead Platform Engineer at The Washington Post, discusses the platform’s architecture, addressing the challenges of optimizing Arc Publishing’s workload, and managing the application lifecycle to support 2,000 containers running on more than 50 Amazon ECS clusters.

Re Alvarez Parmar – Solutions Architect, AWS
Jason Bartz – Technical Architect, The Washington Post