Kat Cosgrove

Kat Cosgrove

Staff Developer Advocate

Kubecon NA 2021 Roundup

Kubecon NA 2021 Roundup

KubeCon North America 2021 is over, but the recordings are now online! Every talk you wanted to attend and couldn’t is available on YouTube, so here’s some highlights—cloud native trends, updates from projects and SIGs, and a few of my favorite talks!

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Cloud Engineering Summit Build Track

Cloud Engineering Summit Build Track

The Cloud Engineering Summit 2021 is coming up fast, and the speakers are out! To get you ready to attend, let’s take a look at the sessions for the Build track.

The Cloud Engineering Summit’s three tracks are built around three concepts: Build, Manage, and Deploy. I’m Kat Cosgrove, and I was responsible for selecting your speakers for the Build track! For us, that means building cloud applications and infrastructure with Modern Infrastructure as Code using general purpose programming languages. We embrace the fact that modern cloud applications have blurred the lines between the application and the infrastructure, and that success requires at least some level of proficiency in both. Whether you’re full stack or lean more towards one area, all cloud engineers apply a software engineering mindset and practices to building and testing applications and the underlying cloud infrastructure. This includes using standard programming languages, applying software principles such as reusability and abstractions and testing, and leveraging the rich ecosystem of software development tools.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at each of the talks I’ve selected for you!

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Snowflake Provider Launch

Snowflake Provider Launch

Snowflake support is here! Pulumi’s new Snowflake Provider gives you the ability to easily set up cloud storage and manage your connections to Snowflake, right alongside the rest of your code.

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Kubernetes Fundamentals Part Two

Kubernetes Fundamentals Part Two

Kubernetes is everywhere now, but it’s primarily been the domain of people working on the ops side of infrastructure. What about devs, though? You benefit from knowing what Kubernetes is and how to use it, too—otherwise, we’re still putting teams in silos. In this blog, we’re going to build off part one by learning about managed Kubernetes services: what they are, when they’re useful, and how you can try deploying to one yourself, starting with Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

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Kubernetes Fundamentals Part One

Kubernetes Fundamentals Part One

Kubernetes is everywhere now, but it’s primarily been the domain of people working on the Ops side of infrastructure. What about devs, though? You benefit from knowing what Kubernetes is and how to use it, too – otherwise, we’re still putting teams in silos. In this tutorial, we’re going to define Kubernetes at a high level, talk about the anatomy of a cluster, and learn not just why you should care but how to try it for yourself. We’ll start with local deployments using YAML before getting a little help from infrastructure as code with Pulumi to stand up everything right inside our sample application in a programming language you’re already writing!

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