Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

DevOps with Kubernetes and Helm

Jessica Deen (Microsoft)
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 11 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers, those in operations, IT administrators, system administrators, and open source developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with container orchestration and Kubernetes (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Gain a deeper understanding of container orchestration, the benefits of using Helm charts with Kubernetes clusters, and using orchestration tools such as Kubernetes for microservices and apps


Helm is a tool that streamlines installing and managing Kubernetes applications; it’s like Homebrew for Kubernetes, but it’s also so much more. Jessica Deen shows you how to use standard DevOps practices such as IaC, CI/CD, and automated release in conjunction with Kubernetes (AKS) and Helm. You’ll learn how key DevOps practices tie right into container orchestration with Kubernetes and Helm and explore a live demo showcasing how to get started with Kubernetes by deploying a Go app through a full CI/CD pipeline using a preconfigured Helm chart.

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Jessica Deen


Jessica Deen is a cloud DevOps advocate and member of the League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates for Microsoft, where she focuses on Azure, infrastructure, container orchestration, and OSS. Previously, she spent over a decade as an IT consultant and system administrator for a variety of corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.