Buoyant announced a partnership to host live crash courses on cloud-native technology. Pictured: Visitors attend the CeBIT 2017 Technology Trade Fair on March 20, 2017, in Hanover, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

Buoyant on Monday announced that it has partnered with Cockroach Labs, Fairwinds, Jetstack, and Pulimu, to host KubeCrash, a new co-located virtual event featuring live crash courses on cloud-native technology.

Set for for May 17, the event will give those located in the Americas a chance to attend a variety of Kubernetes-related sessions in place of KubeCon EU's early morning programming.

The crash courses were designed for developers, site reliability engineers, cloud security specialists, and platform engineers. The sessions aim to equip attendees with actionable insights on the latest cloud-native trends, such as using service mesh to ensure high availability across multi-cluster infrastructure, implementing scalable zero-trust, and cloud-native security.

"Kubernetes has become the standard for cloud-native applications, and that's creating a tremendous need for practical education on cloud-native tooling," said William Morgan, CEO of Buoyant and co-creator of Linkerd, the popular open source service mesh. "KubeCrash is bringing together some of the brightest minds in the industry to educate the world on these powerful, open-source tools that are reshaping the modern business landscape."

The KubeCrash sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Using cert-manager to enable zero-trust identities for intra-pod communication — Jake Sanders, cert-manager maintainer
  • Multi-cluster failover using Linkerd — Eliza Weisman, Linkerd maintainer
  • Optimizing and securing Kubernetes workloads with Polaris and Goldilocks — Rachel Sweeney, Fairwinds and Andy Suderman, Polaris and Goldilocks maintainer
  • Using Kubernetes to deliver a "serverless" service — Lisa-Marie Namphy and Jim Walker, Cockroach Labs
  • Multi-cloud, single deploy: cloud engineering with Kubernetes and Pulumi — Aaron Friel and Guinevere Saenger, Pulumi

The courses are free. Click here to register