My professional background has included nearly ten years of managing field events and user conferences. I never thought I would say this, but I miss traveling. I even missed Vegas and AWS re:Invent this year. I miss connecting with customers and advocates in our communities. I wish we could all be looking forward to getting together in person in Seattle or Austin or insert any city here. As the year continued, it became clear we were not going back to in-person events anytime soon, and everyone in the industry pivoted to virtual programs while video conferencing became an all-day activity.
It’s a new year and it’s time to level up your cloud engineering skills. Pulumi is there to get you started on your cloud engineering journey with workshops and technical sessions.
Amazon announced several Elastic Kubernetes Service feature releases and updates during the first week of AWS re:Invent 2020. If we look at all the announcements as a whole, we can see the Kubernetes ecosystem maturing to make deployments and management easier for organizations. Let’s take a look at how they can benefit your use of EKS.
We had a fantastic time at KubeCon in San Diego. At the event, the Pulumi team released two technology previews: Pulumi Crosswalk for Kubernetes and Pulumi Query for Kubernetes. Crosswalk for Kubernetes is a set of common patterns compiled in playbooks. These patterns reduce the complex Kubernetes API syntax by providing trusted defaults with idiomatic Kubernetes. Checkout a quick introduction to Crosswalk for Kubernetes in this blog post. Sara Novotny defined observability as “the ability to ask of your system and learn from it” during her keynote with Liz Fong-Jones.
Last Wednesday, we invited members of our local Seattle community to Pulumi HQ for the July Pulumi Up meetup. The evening began with some networking time wherein our guests met some Pulumi engineers and users they may have only ever interacted with over Pulumi’s Community Slack while enjoying free pizza and beverages. This month’s meetup featured two talks by Pulumi engineers. Application code isn’t the only code that can have APIs Unfortunately, due to travel issues, Paul Stack wasn’t able to join us in person, but graciously agreed to present remotely… from Europe… at 4:00 in the morning.