DevOps with Kubernetes and Helm

Jessica Deen, Microsoft


In this session, we will show you how you can use standard DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration & continuous deployment, automated release and more in conjunction with Kubernetes (AKS) and Helm. For those who don’t know, Helm is a tool that streamlines installing and managing Kubernetes applications; it’s like homebrew for Kubernetes, but it’s also so much more.

Jessica Deen, Microsoft

Jessica is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Infrastructure, cloud, and OSS. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security.

@conference {221954,
author = {Jessica Deen},
title = {{DevOps} with Kubernetes and Helm},
year = {2018},
address = {Nashville, TN},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct,
Who should attend: 

Those who are familiar with container orchestration and want to dive deeper

Take back to work: 
  • By the end of this session, you will understand how key DevOps practices tie right into container orchestration with Kubernetes and Helm.
  • You will have more confidence and tools in your toolbox when it comes to Kubernetes.
  • You will have a deeper understanding of what Helm is, how it came to be, and how it correlates to Kubernetes.
  • After providing a brief, high-level overview of DevOps and Kubernetes/Helm, we will dive into a live demo showcasing how to get started with Kubernetes by deploying a Go app through a full CI/CD pipeline using a pre-configured Helm chart.
Topics include: 

Kubernetes, Helm, and DevOps

  • Experience with CLI and container orchestration, specifically Kubernetes
  • Experience with using cloud computing (Azure, Amazon, or Google)