Intro to Kubernetes (Workshop)

Cloud Native Berlin

Dec 5, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In-person event

About this event

Cloud Native Computing Meetup Berlin is happy to host trainers Nigel Poulton, author of The Kubernetes Book and Docker Deep Dive and Mislav Stipetić, CTO of Magic Sandbox for a free introductory Kubernetes workshop. This workshop was a huge success at DockerCon 2019 and was featured during KubeCon North America 2019 in San Diego.

If you need to get your head around Kubernetes and want to get your hands dirty deploying and managing an app on a real Kubernetes cluster… this workshop is for you!

Food and drinks will be sponsored by CNCF & space will be provided by Kinvolk.



[18:30- 19:00] Arrive and mingle

[19:00 - 20:00] Mislav Stipetić and Nigel Poulton, “Intro to Kubernetes"

[20:00 - 20:20] Break

[20:20 - 21:00] Mislav Stipetić and Nigel Poulton, “Intro to Kubernetes" (Continuation)



“Intro to Kubernetes”, Mislav Stipetić and Nigel Poulton

Abstract: In this Intro to Kubernetes workshops we'll cover the basics of Kubernetes in two parts. In the first part we'll go over the basic components of the Kubernetes ecosystem, their roles and how they interact with each other. We'll cover several Kubernetes workload objects, the functionalities they offer and the interfaces they provide to you, and most importantly, teach you how to think in Kubernetes terms. In the second part, we'll spin up a real cluster on the platform where we'll take you through several cases that take the concepts you've just learned and apply them to a real world scenario. Along the way you'll learn how to deploy services to Kubernetes, how to upgrade them and how k8s deals with failures.

After this workshop you will know how to:
- Plan and map your requirements to Kubernetes objects
- Deploy your services in a way that offers resilience and self-healing
- Enable communication between your services
- Deploy new versions of your services



Mislav Stipetić, CTO at - Mislav Stipetić comes from Croatia and studied Computer Science in Zagreb. Always hacking projects on the side, one of them landed him a speaker slot at the EuroPython in Berlin. He joined Delivery Hero as an infrastructure engineer and then joined the AI/data science team at Flixbus where he worked on the pricing engine (that now sets bus prices across Europe and the US). His most recent role was at Infarm where he was a Tech Lead running IoT. In 2018 he got into EF, a venture builder, where he co-founded Magic Sandbox.

Nigel Poulton, Head of Content at - Nigel is a self confessed technology addict who is hell-bent on creating the best Kubernetes and cloud learning resources on the planet. He's the author of over 16 video training courses at Pluralsight, as well as more at A Cloud Guru, Udemy and more... He's active on Twitter, creates weekly and monthly Kubernetes videos on YouTube, and his website is the best place for links to learn about Kubernetes. When he's not rocking it with Kubernetes, he likes cars and football.

About - is a hands-on learning platform where developers can learn by doing real case scenarios on their own infrastructure. The magic dashboard makes it easy to visualize what is happening and linking the configuration files to the status.



Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM UTC


  • Aleksandra Nadolski



  • Benazir Khan


    Event and Community Coordinator