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WWCode Portland: Kubernetes Workshop

111 SW 5th Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204, USA (map)



An Eventbrite ticket is required to participate in this workshop

Women Who Code Portland is holding a Kubernetes workshop!

Kubernetes has the reputation of being a complex system with a steep learning curve. We will see that it is, indeed, a complex system, but that it is possible to tame its most essential features in just a few hours. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about Kubernetes and its key concepts, both in theory (we will become familiar with all the things evoked in the previous paragraph) and in practice (we will know how to use them to deploy and scale our applications).

This workshop is for developers, system administrators, and architects alike: anyone who needs to interact with a Kubernetes cluster, or who wants to understand practical Kubernetes concepts in order to design scalable applications.

This is what we will do:

  • See what a containerized application looks like
  • Learn about Kubernetes concepts, architecture, and network model
  • Interact with a Kubernetes cluster with the kubectl CLI
  • Create deployments, pods, services, daemon sets, and more
  • Implement high availability and load balancing for our services
  • Export and import YAML description of Kubernetes resources
  • Deploy new releases of our application without downtime
  • ... and some more!


The event cost is $12 for participants and includes lunch. Scholarships: If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here (https://forms.gle/EFjfHWHgBayNihaU8). There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.


  • 9:30am - Doors Open + Check-In
  • 9:45am - Welcome from WWCode Portland & Bumped
  • 10:00 am- K8s
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm โ€“ K8s
  • 4:30pm - Wrap up


To make the most out of this workshop, you should be comfortable with the UNIX command line (be able to SSH into a remote machine, navigate directories, edit files with vi or a similar editor), and have basic knowledge of containers.

It's not necessary to be a Docker expert, but ideally, you'll have already built and run a container image (for instance with docker build and docker run).

If you don't have much experience with containers but still want to attend, we suggest that you catch up by following the "Hands-on Learning" tutorials on https://training.play-with-docker.com/ops-stage1/, for instance. (Other tutorials are good too!)


Bumped 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, Portland


Bumped is right off of Green, Yellow & Orange MAX lines There are also many parking structures near by (like City Center Parking etc)


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