Build Systems that Drive Business
Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Kubernetes 101

Bridget Kromhout (Microsoft)
9:00am–12:30pm Monday, October 1, 2018
DevOps and SRE
Location: Beekman/Sutton North Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of the Linux command line
  • A basic understanding of containers (useful but not required)
  • No Kubernetes experience required

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A WiFi-enabled laptop or tablet with the ability to use SSH and a web browser installed (Nothing additional needs to be installed locally; you will be provided IPs and credentials for cloud instances to use.)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to get started using 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.

Bridget Kromhout walks you through launching clusters and details all the moving parts you need to know about to use Kubernetes in production. You’ll use an Azure variant based on the open source Kubernetes training at

Join in to level up on Kubernetes (and pizza). If you’re into dev or ops or some portmanteau thereof, this is relevant to your interests. Whatever public or private cloud you prefer, you’ll learn something valuable.

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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.

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10/11/2018 12:12pm EDT

Thanks for participating, Rebeca! I know it’s a lot for three hours. All the materials I covered and more are available at for further review.

10/03/2018 5:51pm EDT

I know it’s a lot of content but you went through the slides very fast, I had a lot of trouble keeping up.