Martin Hickey (Helm maintainer), and Scott Rigby (Helm and Flux maintainer) present a feature showcase and demos of both Helm and Flux, reasons for the overwhelming community use of Helm for application packaging and deployment on k8s, and how Helm is extended by Flux for teams moving to GitOps.
🔹 Helm helps you manage Kubernetes applications — Helm Charts helps you define, install, and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes application.
🔹The GitOps Toolkit is the set of APIs and controllers that make up the runtime for Flux. The APIs comprise Kubernetes custom resources, which can be created and updated by a cluster user, or by other automation tooling.
🔹The Helm Controller built on Kubernetes controller runtime and is part of the GitOps Toolkit – allows one to declaratively manage Helm chart releases with Kubernetes manifests.
📍 Date: Tuesday, October 5th @ 10 am PST to 11:15 am PST (1:00 pm EST - 2:15 pm EST)
Martin loves writing code and enjoys solving problems. His background is in software engineering which has enabled him to build products in a number of different industries, like Telcos and Cloud. He is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM focusing on cloud native open source software. He is a regular contributor to open source and a core maintainer for Helm. He enjoys speaking at conferences and meet-ups and getting the chance to discuss and explain topics with people.
Scott is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist and Developer Advocate at Weaveworks. He co-founded the Basekamp art and research group in 1998 and the massively collaborative Plausible Artworlds international network. In technology, he enjoys helping develop open source software that anyone can use, most recent projects in the cloud native landscape including co-maintaining Helm and Flux. In daily decisions large or small, he tries to help make the world a better place for everyone.
Samiya Akhtar is a Software Engineer at Microsoft’s commercial software engineering team, building tools for Azure customers in the GitOps and cloud-native space. Passionate about open source, GitOps, and front-end related projects that enable teams to increase productivity.
Sponsored: A giant THANK YOU to the team at Zelarsoft and Weaveworks for supporting and arranging this month’s meetup!
Thanks also to our organizers Josh Hurst, Stacey Potter, Vasu Maganti, and Thu Vuong for their ongoing support.
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