Past Meetup

Kubernetes on Azure Hands On!

This Meetup is past

120 people went

VMware Promontory C

3405 Hillview Avenue · Palo Alto

How to find us

We'll meet at the cafeteria

Location image of event venue


We're bringing this meetup to our community in partnership with VMware Code (, and Nirmata (

This meetup will be an extreme hands-on session, where you will setup a new Kubernetes (K8s) cluster and learn how to deploy and manage microservices-style applications!

No prior knowledge of Kubernetes, Docker, or containers is required. However, you will need an adequate laptop with wireless access. We will use Microsoft Azure to host the K8s cluster and Nirmata to deploy and manage K8s applications so be ready to sign up for trial accounts for both services (we will walk you through the steps).

Please do not signup if you are only interested in a presentation-style session - we will organize more of those in the future. This session is reserved for developers and/or operations engineers looking to use Kubernetes and in need of a jump start!


Jim Bugwadia (, Founder and CEO at Nirmata (

Jim is the founder and CEO at Nirmata (, a San Francisco Bay area startup in the Enterprise DevOps space.

Jim started his career developing large-scale distributed software at Motorola for cellular network infrastructure, where his team launched the world's first CDMA network.

Since then Jim has held several developer, architect, and leadership roles at companies like Bell Labs, Cisco, Trapeze Networks, and Pano Logic and others.

In 2013 Jim founded Nirmata, a startup focused on solving Enterprise DevOps pain points, by providing multi-cloud management of Microservices style applications that are deployed using containers.


6:00 – 6:30: Refreshments and networking

6:30 – 6:45: Kubernetes Cluster Concepts

6:45 – 7:45: Setup your K8s cluster

7:45 – 8:00: Kubernetes Application Concepts

8:00 – 9:00: Deploy and manage K8s applications



VMware HQ

Prom C Cafeteria

3401 Hillview Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94304

From the corner of Hillview Avenue and Foothill Expressway:

- Travel south on Hillview Avenue (from Foothill)

- Take the first left: where you see the sign for the VMware campus entrance.

- Then turn left again and go until you see the parking lot on the right.

- Park and then walk South between the buildings for about 100 feet; you will pass under a pedestrian bridge.

- You'll see the cafeteria at the end of the building on your left.

Prom C Cafeteria is at the corner of building Prom C across from Prom A.