Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Kubernetes 101

Bridget Kromhout (Microsoft)
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Location: LL21 A/B Level: Beginner
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience using the Linux command line
  • A basic understanding of containers (useful but not required)
  • No Kubernetes experience needed

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A WiFi-enabled laptop or tablet with the ability to use SSH and a web browser installed

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use Kubernetes in production


It is a truth universally acknowledged that a techie in possession of any production code whatsoever must be in want of a container orchestration platform. What’s up for debate, according to noted thought leader Jane Austen, is how many pizzas the team is going to eat.

In this hands-on Kubernetes workshop, Bridget Kromhout uses a pizza delivery app example to walk you through launching clusters and detail all the moving parts you need to know about to use Kubernetes in production. If you’re into dev or ops or some portmanteau thereof, this is relevant to your interests. You’ll use an Azure variant based on the open source Kubernetes training and get the chance to try out AKS (Azure Container Service)—whatever public or private cloud you use, you’ll learn something valuable.

As your team grows, you’re going to need to scale your Kubernetes cluster, deploying and configuring your pizza delivery app. Bridget demonstrates how to deal with the consequences of state (i.e., where your customers and money live) and carry out service discovery between your deliciously independent microservices. Join in to level up on Kubernetes (and pizza).

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Bridget Kromhout


Bridget Kromhout is a principal cloud advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if the cloud can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, Bridget traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the Devopsdays organization globally and the DevOps community at home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.