Bangalore Kubernetes Meetup August 2017

On a sunny Saturday of August 19th, Red Hat’s Bangalore office felt as energetic as a weekday. It was time for the latest episode of the Bangalore Kubernetes Meetup, titled “Kubernetes 101”.

Unless one has been living under a rock in the Software Industry, it is almost impossible to not have heard about Kubernetes, the Open Source container management platform the industry has fallen in love with.

It was again time for the Bangalore Kubernetes meetup, where beginners and experts alike gather to explore the world of Kubernetes and learn from each other. This time, Red Hat India was hosting the meetup at their office in IBC Knowledge Park.

With the growing interest in the technology, there are always a handful of newcomers to the meetup, who have very less or no prior experience with this technology. This edition of the meetup was aptly titled “Kubernetes 101” and was a newbie friendly hands-on crash-course.

Suraj Deshmukh set the stage rolling by giving a brief history of the Kubernetes project and the building blocks of Kubernetes such as containers, Pods, Labels, Deployments, Replica Sets, Services etc. He also discussed an high-level overview of the Kubernetes architecture.

The hands-on workshop started using minikube, which runs a single-node Kubernetes cluster inside a VM on your laptop. Kubernetes by example laid out a smooth path for the participants to get their hands dirty with Kubernetes

Suraj Deshmukh Kicking off the meetup

Next up, Dipak Pawar continued the session, taking the participants through environment variables, namespaces, volumes and secrets.

Dipak Pawar demonstrating Kubernetes Volumes

After two sprints, it was time for some energy recharge. The workshop took a break to have the delicious lunch, which was arranged by Red Hat. The participants were now ready for the final sprint.

Last but not the least, Suraj Narwade explained logging, jobs and nodes in Kubernetes.

The crowd was electric, and kept the energy high throughout the sessions, firing sparks of curiosity in the form of questions and discussions around the technology. The volunteers had arranged some cool Kubernetes stickers for all the attendees. Before saying goodbye for the day, everyone gathered for a group photo.

Thanks to the amazing team of volunteers, and the participants who joined in on the weekend. The event wouldn’t have been so successful without the tremendous support of Red Hat and the site management team. Also, thanks to our friends at OpenEBS who volunteered and helped conduct the workshop. Michael Hausenblas and the OpenShift team have done a great job putting together “Kubernetes By Example”, which paved the way for learning. We look forward to many more community activities.

Until next time! ☺