In this hands-on session, we'll walk you through what you need to know to successfully deploy and operate Linkerd in production environments — from high-availability mode to operational monitoring, from managing TLS certificates to per-route metrics and fine-grained traffic management, and more! Whether you're a Linkerd novice, expert, or just curious, this course will set you up for service mesh success with Linkerd, the open source CNCF graduated service mesh.
For the hands-on portions, it's important that you arrive prepared. Please have a Kubernetes cluster ready and the Linkerd CLI version 2.13.0 or later installed on your machine—check out the first few steps of our Linkerd Getting Started Guide if you want specific instructions on how to do this. (If you don't want to do the hands-on portion, you are welcome to 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.
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.