containerd - a secret hero of the Cloud Native world


Sep 15, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Virtual event

About this event

Let's talk about a daemon that powers Docker and Kubernetes, enables Docker Desktop alternatives like Lima, helps run virtual machines as containers with Kata and Firecracker, makes cheap self-hosted FaaS solutions a reality with OpenFaaS' faasd, and probably can be found in tens of other Cloud Native projects.

At this virtual workshop, we'll try spotting containerd in the wild and accessing it with various CLI clients. When we gain enough proficiency with the tool, we'll touch upon its use as a Kubernetes container runtime (CRI) to see how Kubernetes Pods are assembled from individual containers.

Learning how to work with containerd is definitely a good idea if:

  • You are an Application Developer who wants to seriously strengthen their container game.
  • You are a DevOps/SRE engineer who wants to debug and troubleshoot stuff like Kubernetes Pods more efficiently.
  • You are into developing Cloud Native tools and looking for lightweight ways to run containers.


  • Ivan Velichko

    Software engineer and Tech Storyteller



Thursday, September 15, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM UTC


Intro of Workshop
Intro of linux and containers
Practical deep dive into containerd
containerd and Kubelet
Hands-on demo's
Tips and tricks
running and managing containers with containerd
Containerd and fassd
Closing remarks and where to learn more


  • Saim Safdar

    Cloud Native Islamabad



  • Saim Safder

    Co-Founder Cloud Native Islamabad