I really enjoyed Day 1 of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 - Virtual!
Having a convention go fully virtual gives it a very different feel to any convention I'd previously attended - though this is my first KubeCon that I'm attending! That said, KubeCon & CNCF have always been wonderful in putting all their sessions up on YouTube after the convention.
The virtual aspect was very interesting. The sessions themselves had a Q&A feature, which was all fine, though I really liked encouraging folks to chat with the presenters in the CNCF Slack. I would rarely ask questions at a convention, or network with folks, so this felt far more accessible - jump in when you want, lurk the rest of the time! Now if I only could get all the usual swag from the expo hall ;)
This was the first talk I checked out, presented by Karen Chu and Michelle Noorali. This was far better than I expected as there was a lot of terminology that I wasn't aware of - especially around CNCF as there was sessions aimed at SIGs (Special Interest Group) and TOCs (Technical Oversight Group). Details about the Expo hall, and introducing me to the Hallway Track - which sounded like Lighting Talks but more general? The talk itself also was an interesting combo of pre-recording and then switching over to live for the Q&A!
Heh, this was an interesting talk, but as I've only started on my Kubernetes journey, it became apparent that this was a bit beyond my experience. Though I definitely could relate as Horacio Gonzalez talked about testing Kubernetes locally with Minikube etc, that your laptop will be slow... its going to get hot... but, its going to work :)
It was great to see Horacio and Kevin Georges talk through all the steps to go from MiniKube to Production.
- Locally Running
- Security Team sets up ingress rules
- App breaks, and you figure out a solution
- Iterate over ..and over.. and over..
This quickly got DEEP into the networking complexity! Book marked it to return when I will hopefully have a better idea of whats going on...
Welp, double down on Minikube and this time with a CD/CD pipeline with Tekton presented by Joel Lord and Jan Kleinert. I tend to like understanding a pipeline so that I can understand where products come in or patterns can be used. It was pretty straight forward with the pipelines - there are steps, with inputs and outputs. This talk came with actual code, which was great! Let me read the code while the talk is in the background.
I was hoping to learn more about performing the actual deploys, though this really focused on building and pushing the images. The Tekton Hub has a ton of resources with shared tasks and pipelines, which will be really helpful!
A solid start to the first day :) Will have to check out more of expo hall, review notes some more etc.. but, I'm enjoying myself!