ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Kubernetes for Ruby Developers

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Welcome to another edition of ChicagoRuby Downtown! Our August meeting will feature Josh Dolitsky, who will be presenting "Kubernetes for Ruby Developers".


Over the past couple years, you've probably heard the term "Kubernetes" from your friends over in the DevOps department. But what exactly is it? As a Ruby developer, what does it mean to me?

We will go over a practical example of how Docker and Kubernetes can be used to deploy a simple Ruby-based web app. Learn the basics behind the Kubernetes platform and why people are making such a big deal about it.

After we get the gist of how Kubernetes works, we'll briefly dive into using a Ruby-based client library for Kubernetes and how we can start building our own developer tools to manipulate Kubernetes resources. By the end of the talk, we will have a functional mini Kubernetes deployment tool written in Ruby.

Note: This talk will be demo-heavy, and all source code used during demos will be made available afterwards on GitHub.


6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation
after - Questions, Networking & Mingling


Josh Dolitsky is Chief Engineer and Owner of Blood Orange LLC, an independent consulting firm specializing in Kubernetes onboarding. He has a strong background in web development (Go, Python, JavaScript) with a heavy focus on deployment and automation. He is the creator of ChartMuseum, an open-source Helm chart repository server, and is one of the Helm project org maintainers. He lives in Chicago with his wife and dog-child.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES will be provided by guest sponsor Printavo.

Thanks as always to 8th Light ( for providing the space.

THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED via ZOOM. The presentation will start at 6:15. Join the meeting at . A recording will be made available after the event.

Call Nicole (804)[masked] if you need help finding the space.