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We're a little late getting out the newsletter this week because I was at Civo Navigate in Tampa, Florida. It was great seeing many of the speakers in the cloud native and Kubernetes world. It felt like a mini KubeCon.
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What's up this week
Onsite at Civo Navigate conference
My family came with me, and we took our 2nd multi-day trip in the Tesla from Virginia to Florida for Civo Navigate. (If you are curious, the Tesla has been a breeze on long trips, only adding about an hour to each 500-600 mile day.) I Spent the week preparing for my container security talk, and a Docker 101 workshop.
Since launching my first Udemy course in 2017, it's been my priority to create and nourish a community. It started with a group in Slack (now 40k) and then another group in Discord (now 12k). Then we created the Patreon, YouTube, and bretfisher.com memberships (all of them get you the same benefits). I enjoy our High Fiver membership meetings each month in Discord video chat. At the Civo conf, it was awesome to be there when two High Fivers met IRL. I got to watch them say: "you look familiar, have we met?" "I don't think so." "Wait!" ...and they realized they had met in our high fiver meetings. Mission accomplished (but not over)!
🔴 Thursday's Live show, Feb 9, 10am Pacific, 1800 UTC
My guest this week was Tomas Hruby, Sr. Software Engineer at Tigera. He's currently working as a developer of the Calico eBPF dataplane. We looked into Calico CNI features for Kubernetes. Calico can be used in a lot of places, including Linux, Windows, containers, bare metal, eBPF or iptables.
👀 In case you missed it
(headlines from last week's newsletter that you can skip if you already read it)
🔴 Live show: new Container DevOps Q&A Feb 2, 2023
I had my inaugural Container DevOps Q&A show last week. There were so many questions and such great engagement, we went for almost 3 hours. Looking forward to doing these each month.
The podcast last week was about Infra. Matt Williams did a great job of explaining the pain points of Kubernetes user management that Infra is bringing simplicity to.
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