Service Mesh Academy

Linkerd, Argo, and Gateway API

Thursday, October 26, 2023
9 PT | 12 pm ET | 6 pm CET

Although it may seem that Argo and Linkerd don't have much in common, these CNCF-graduated projects complement each other beautifully. And, with Linkerd 2.14's additional support for Gateway API, getting Argo CD and Linkerd working together has gotten even simpler!

In this workshop, we'll show you how to use Linkerd and Argo CD for GitOps-driven progressive deployments. Join special guest Regina Scott, an Argo CD maintainer, and Flynn of Buoyant to see how it all plays out!

What you'll get out of this
  • Understand the separate strengths of Argo CD and Linkerd, and how they complement each other
  • Get hands-on information about how to set up Argo CD and Linkerd to work together
  • Learn how progressive delivery can help real-world development and production scenarios.

Getting ready

This is a hands-on workshop, so it’s important that you arrive prepared. Please have a Kubernetes cluster ready and the Linkerd CLI version 2.14.0 or above installed on your machine—check out the first few steps of our Linkerd Getting Started Guide if you want some specific instructions on how to do this. (If you don’t want to do the hands-on portion, you are welcome to just listen in. But it won’t be as fun!) Finally, please join the #workshops channel on the Linkerd Slack. We will use Slack for all live workshop-related questions.

Regina Scott
Regina Scott
Argo CD Maintainer

Regina, a Software Engineer on the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps team, works primarily on product releases and enhancements. In 2020, she joined Red Hat's GitOps team as an intern after switching careers from public health to software engineering. An Argo CD maintainer since 2021, Regina loves working with the vibrant Argo CD community.

Tech Evangelist

Flynn is a tech evangelist at Buoyant, where he works on spreading the good word about Linkerd — the graduated CNCF service mesh that makes the fundamental tools for software security and reliability freely available to every engineer — and about Kubernetes and cloud-native development in general. Flynn is also the original author and a maintainer of the Emissary-ingress API gateway, also a CNCF project.

Flynn's career in computing spans nearly forty years and runs the gamut from bringup on bare metal to distributed applications, with a common thread of communications and security throughout. He has spoken about Linkerd, Emissary-ingress, and other cloud native technologies at several conferences, including KubeCon/CloudNativeCon, DevOps Days, and the NYC Kubernetes meetup.