Databases at the edge with K3s and ARM devices, Data on Kubernetes (DoK)

In this session, Sergio Méndez is going to share his experience and history behind why and what motivated him to write his book “Edge Computing with Kubernetes” by Packt publisher. After this introduction, he is going to give a walkthrough of the different chapters of the book explaining in a practical way how to use the content of each chapter to solve your day-to-day edge computing system problems and how to run your edge systems on ARM devices with the lightweight Kubernetes K3s.

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Tracking DevOps Data in Event Driven CD Pipelines, Brad McCoy, Continuos Delivery Summit, Detroit

I just introduced the attendees to the theory behind Ortelius.

Description: From early on the Ortelius team had seen value in events and how they can solve many of our problems that we face in our DevOps processes, particularly around Interoperability.

As they embarked on their journey implementing GitOps, they then realized that there were a lot of moving parts and tools in their CI/CD process so decided to adopt Keptn as the control plane to handle events. In this session we will explore how Ortelius, Keptn and GitOps forms a new kind of pipeline that incorporates a central catalog for tracking the DevOps data in an event driven CD Pipeline.

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Soccer World Cup with Multi Cluster with Kubernetes and Linkerd, USAC University, Alex Méndez, Jessica Botón, Christofer Borrayo, Yásmin Monterroso,Sergio Méndez, KCDSpain, online

Students of USAC Guatemala university, show how to use a Kubernetes multicluster configuration using Linkerd, gRPC, Kafka & React, to show stats in real-time about what the people comment of each soccer match.

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Serverless Functions at the Edge with Knative and K3s - Sergio Méndez, USAC University, KnativeConNA, Detroit

Running code at edge could be challenging when running your programs using low power consumption devices. These devices often use ARM processors that match the low power consumption edge environments and have limited CPU and RAM to run your code. This talk is going to cover the basics of running serverless functions at the edge using Knative deployed at the edge in a light weight Kubernetes K3s. The demo of this session will show how to install Knative at the edge in a single node K3s cluster in a Raspberry Pi device as our edge device using an ARM processor. It also explained how this configuration can run your code in an efficient way managing endpoints for your code and concurrency using the internal envoy based proxy Contour that runs at the edge. At the end of the session we explain the pros and cons of running serverless functions at the edge and the challenges for development when using ARM devices, and how Knative with K3s can solve common edge computing use cases like smart farms, smart cities, etc.

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Students non code contributions for Linkerd and other CNCF projects, Sergio & Flynn, Representing CNCF,CCOSS, México

In this talk we presented with Flynn from Buoyant and Linkerd community how students can contribute with and without code to the CNCF projects, in special how students are contributing to Linkerd.

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Driving innovation with Keptn and Interoperability, Brad McCoy, Sergio Mendez, Keptn Community Day, in person, Detroit

In this talk Sergio explained the theory around Keptn and Brad show a practical demonstration about how to use Keptn with Testkube.

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Smart Traffic Systems with computer vision and Kubernetes at the edge, Coecys(Students summit), Guatemala, in person

In this talk, Sergio Méndez, professor at USAC University, presents how basic concepts of smart traffic systems and how to take advantage of the K3s a lightweight Kubernetes to build these kind of systems. This talk happened in the COECYS student summit from the USAC University.

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Using Google Anthos and Knative for your serverless functions, GDG Sophia-Antipolis, France

In this session, we are going to explore how to use Google Anthos and Knative to create a managed service and a customizable environment to build serverless functions on your systems. During the session, we are going to show a small demonstration about how to use Google Anthos and Knative to have a flexible framework to improve security and reduce costs on infrastructures using Kubernetes clusters.

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Getting Involved Students Into the CNCF Cloud Native Ecosystem, Open Source Summit Latam, Community Leadership Conference

In this talk, Sergio Méndez, professor at USAC University, presents how he continuously updates his course content, to develop his students skills to work into the global tech market in the context of DevOps and cloud native technologies. Also he will present different strategies that he is using to update his content to introduce several CNCF open source projects such as Kubernetes as part of his course content, sharing the challenges of doing these changes. At the middle of the presentation, Sergio will share his experience hosting a Kubernetes Community Days in Guatemala with the participation of his students. Telling the audience in detail, how he organized this event, how he organized his students, speakers, the schedule, etc. At the end, Sergio presents the benefits that his students got when they participated in these events, and how now his students are participating in giving talks on local cloud native communities and events like KubeCon, applying for internships and getting jobs outside Guatemala.

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Building Smart Farms with Edge Computing Systems Using Kubernetes, Open Source Summit Latam, Embedded IoT Summit

This talk presents how you can use K3s, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution to implement an edge computing system. This talk also presents different use case scenarios where you can use K3s, temperature and humidity sensors to start building a smart farm. During the talk the speaker will show the different layers of and edge computing systems and where are the different pieces of a smart farm located across these layers. At the end of this talk Sergio is going to show a basic weather monitoring system implemented using K3s and Raspberry Pi devices, temperature and humidity sensors, MySQL and Grafana, showing in real-time how to monitor plants in gardens or farms. This example represents the basis of complex smart farms use cases.

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