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Kubernetes Made Simple: An Overview of DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Published on July 24, 2020 · Updated on August 12, 2020
Kubernetes Made Simple: An Overview of DigitalOcean Kubernetes


About the Talk

Kubernetes is hard. In our spirit for all things simple, a team of engineers and designers at DigitalOcean set out to create a Kubernetes experience that developers can love. They built features that help you go from zero to running applications as quickly as possible, without the hassle of management and maintenance.

Hear from Phil Dougherty, Senior Product Manager at DigitalOcean, who will walk through how you can easily set up your own Kubernetes cluster.

What You’ll Learn

  • How DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) was developed
  • How DigitalOcean uses DOKS internally
  • How to set up a Kubernetes cluster with DOKS
  • DOKS product roadmap


Beginner knowledge of Kubernetes

Additional Resources

Community Curriculum: Kubernetes for Full-Stack Developers

About the Presenter

Phil Dougherty is a Senior Product Manager at DigitalOcean focusing on Kubernetes, container registry, and PaaS. With 15 years of experience in data centers, networking, security, and automation, Phil has seen the evolution of scale-out hosting platforms go from homegrown shell scripts on dedicated servers, to multi-cloud microservice architectures on Kubernetes. In his free time, he likes to ride motorcycles on and off road, travel, and spend time in the great outdoors.

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