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Infrastructure & Ops Hour: Kubernetes Complexity with Katie Gamanji

Topic: System Administration
Sam Newman
Katie Gamanji

Join us for a special conversation on Kubernetes with Sam Newman and Katie Gamanji, the ecosystem advocate for the CNCF. They’ll discuss how to manage some of the complexity in your Kubernetes cluster and share fascinating aspects of the discipline, interesting convergence areas, and insights intended to help you learn how to approach the most challenging aspects of building and managing evolving software needs.

This is your chance to ask Sam and Katie anything you want about Kubernetes and their own career journeys. They’ll spend a few minutes covering the trends that are influencing infrastructure and operations, then tell you what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Understand why Kubernetes is needed
  • Discover how to manage the complexity in your Kubernetes cluster
  • See what’s coming next for infrastructure and ops

This training course is for you because...

  • You want the chance to ask Sam Newman and Katie Gamanji your questions around working using Kubernetes tools.
  • You’re looking for ways to use Kubernetes to support your production goals.
  • You want to become well-versed in the foundations and best practices of pipeline creation and deployment.


  • Come with your questions for Sam Newman and Katie Gamanji
  • Have a pen and paper handy to capture notes, insights, and inspiration

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About your instructors

  • After spending time at multiple startups and 12 years at ThoughtWorks, Sam Newman is now an independent consultant. Specializing in microservices, cloud, and continuous delivery, Sam helps clients deliver software faster and more reliably through training and consulting. An experienced speaker, Sam has given talks at conferences across the world and is the author of Building Microservices and Monolith to Microservices, both from O'Reilly.

  • Katie Gamanji is the ecosystem advocate for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she steers the End User Community. Katie’s focus is to foster the growth and visibility of the End User Community while bridging the gap with other ecosystem units, such as project maintainers, TOCs, and SIGs. In past roles, Katie contributed to the build-out of platforms that gravitate toward cloud native principles and open source tooling, with Kubernetes as the focal point. These projects started with the automation of application delivery on OpenStack-based infrastructure, which transitioned into the creation of a centralized, globally distributed platform at Condé Nast.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

April 14, 2021, at 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET

  • Introduction and presentation (15 minutes)
  • Interactive discussion and Q&A (45 minutes)