RVNUG January Meeting

Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RVNUG)
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RVNUG)
Public group

Every 1st Thursday of the month until February 5, 2020

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January Meeting: BYOK - Build your own Kubernetes Cluster with Raspberry Pis, k3s, k3sup, and OpenFaaS!

Rancher’s k3s was designed to be a lightweight distro of Kubernetes to support IoT and edge type devices. However, it’s gained a lot of traction everywhere! We’ll talk about it, but see how easy it is to install and setup a Raspberry Pi cluster using k3sup, a utility created by Alex Ellis (creator of OpenFaaS). We’ll talk about Kubernetes primitives, deploy a few demo apps, and then setup and run a few functions with OpenFaaS. Lots of fun stuff to see and live demos. Should be lots of fun!

Michael Irwin is an Application Architect at Virginia Tech who is striving to modernize how software is developed and run on campus by driving the adoption of Docker-based workloads, CI/CD pipelines, the public cloud, single-page applications, and more. As a Docker Captain and Community Leader (meetup organizer), he has the opportunity to share his expertise and experiences with others, but also learn how others are using the latest technologies. When developing, he writes code in Node, Java (Java EE mostly), and JavaScript, but actively contributes to projects written in other languages and frameworks. He's blessed to have a beautiful wife and four fantastic daughters!

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the GE Digital (https://www.ge.com/digital/) building in downtown Roanoke. The address is 207 Bullitt Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24013. Parking at Elmwood Lot, right before the GE Digital Building, on the right. Street parking is also okay.