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Cloud Study Jam – Kubernetes in GCP

June 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our study session on Kubernetes in Google Cloud and enhance your container orchestration skills! Kubernetes is the leading container orchestration system, and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is specifically designed for managed Kubernetes deployments in Google Cloud.

In this session, you will dive into configuring Docker images, containers, and deploying Kubernetes Engine applications. Through hands-on labs, you’ll gain practical experience in provisioning Kubernetes clusters. Additionally, you’ll explore continuous delivery using Jenkins on Kubernetes Engine. By participating in this session, you’ll acquire valuable skills to integrate container orchestration into your workflow and earn a digital badge to showcase your expertise. Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your cloud career!


-Introduction to Docker

-Kubernetes Engine

-Orchestrating the Cloud with Kubernetes

-Managing Deployments Using Kubernetes Engine

-Continuous Delivery with Jenkins in Kubernetes Engine

Hosted By

Don Ward, GDG Organizer

I love technology, especially shiny new technology 🙂 In my current role, I build solutions to automate ML models and decision engines in prod for our Data Science team at Rocket Mortgage.

Prior to this role, I led all of the mobile development teams at Rocket Mortgage. We had a great team focused on delivering industry-leading mobile apps for our clients. Our team was responsible for all of Rocket Mortgage’ mobile apps.

In addition to my leadership skills, I have a software engineering background with Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. I enjoy learning and continue to get certified in technologies like ML, Deep Learning and building on the AWS Cloud.

Outside of Rocket Mortgage, I lead both the Detroit and Windsor Google Developers Groups (GDG) with over 2,000 members. We recently celebrated hosting our 50th event for these groups. I enjoy leading user groups and have been doing it for over 10

years. One of my personal goals is to promote the local software developer community and help teach and learn new technology.

Lastly, I currently serve as a Google Developer Group mentor for the Canada region.

Sam Ghasan, Enterprise Architect – GDG Organizer

Ali El-Sharif, Professor

Shaun Dass, Professor

I’ve spent many years in IT fulfilling various roles such as analyst, developer, project manager before getting into academia about fifteen years ago. In addition to teaching I am also a tech company founder and Ph.D. candidate. Celebrating my fourth year of GDG involvement as a lead.

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June 17, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ontario Canada