Intro to Kubernetes

Morningstar - 22 West Washington Street Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, Jul 11, 2018, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of Kubernetes and how to orchestrate containers across a variety of cloud platforms. We will illuminate why this technology is used, and the specific history of VMs, containers, and cloud architecture that has led to its necessity. From there, we will introduce key concepts and tools for using Kubernetes. By the end of the workshop, students will be able to deploy a web application using Kubernetes.

This is a great skill to learn for anybody interested in software operations, data science, infrastructure engineering, building a Continuous Integration pipeline, or starting a tech company.

What we'll cover:
• A brief history of Virtual Machines and Containers
• What is Kubernetes, and why would I use it?
• Deployments, Pods, and Services
• Deploy an application with Kubernetes

• Basic understanding of containers
• Basic understanding of the Unix Command Line Interface (Terminal)

To install dependencies:
If you are on OS X and have homebrew, download this repository and run brew bundle:

Otherwise, you'll need:
• Docker Community Edition
• VirtualBox
• Minikube
• Kubernetes kubectl

Instructor: Lorena Mesa

Political analyst turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a Sprout Social software engineer on data science, Director on the Python Software Foundation, PyLadies Chicago co-organizer, and Tech Ladies Chicago city organizer. Lorena’s work in the data driven Obama for America campaigns and her graduate research on the economic impact of the 2009 mortgage crisis on Chicagoland Latinxs led to her interest in applied mathematics in software and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to “live long and prosper”.

Hosted by: Morningstar

Morningstar’s mission is to create great products that help investors reach their financial goals. We accomplish this by working directly with investors, as well as the advisors and institutions that serve them.

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Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 1 week in advance.

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Wednesday, Jul 11
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)


22 West Washington Street Chicago