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Washington D.C.: Getting Started with Kubernetes on Google GKE: Hands-on Workshop


September 19th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Hosted by Fairwinds and Google


WeWork Universal North

1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Universal North 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

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With the rise of microservices, all signs are pointing to Kubernetes becoming the defacto standard for container orchestration platforms. But where do you start?

Join us for a Kubernetes 101 Workshop led by a Fairwinds Site Reliability Engineer. Google service partner, Fairwinds, will give a brief overview on the benefits of running Kubernetes on Google GKE. Our engineer will then provide hands-on instructions for standing up clusters, deploying a simple web application, and scaling your app properly.

Do you know that Kubernetes is the right decision, but don't know where to start? This event will provide you with the right tools and insights to get Kubernetes up and running on GKE.



10:00am - 10:30am: Introduction

  • Introduction to Kubernetes, GKE, and microservices
  • Create a GCP account and apply free credits
  • Walk through Google cloud console

10:30pm - 12:30pm: Deploying a Simple Web Application

  • Hands-on standing up a cluster
  • Deploy a simple web application
  • Simulation of a scaling event

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Q&A

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch and Networking

**Food and drinks will be provided**


Fairwinds focuses on building customized Kubernetes-based infrastructure for their clients. With solutions based on open source technology wherever possible, you’ll get the right tools meshed together in an expert way. The business value they provide is their exceptional DevOps-as-a-Service model and Kubernetes consulting.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) helps millions of organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their businesses with innovative technology created in—and for—the cloud. GCP is engineered for security, reliability, and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware.





If you were referred to this event directly by a Google Cloud or ReactiveOps Representative, your registration information may be shared with those companies.