This year’s KubeCon was just as intense as ever. Everyone was talking about AI and MLOps and new use cases for improving Kubernetes and applications with generative technology. And it was the perfect place for us to showcase our platform for building new AI/ML applications: Canonical MLOps, which uses software operators.
Co-located at KubeCon, we delivered Operator Day for the 7th time, a session presenting and explaining these operators. It was the ideal introduction for seeing how operators work and for getting started with creating your own AI/ML platform at the same time – but if you couldn’t make it to the event, don’t worry.
In case you missed Operator Day: there is good news
You may not have registered for KubeCon this year or were busy on November 6th. If you missed Operator Day, we have good news: starting January 4th, we will present weekly on-demand events week covering the presentations step by step. We will stream the presentations and be online for your questions in the chat for Operator Day.
The agenda at a glance: what happened at Operator Day?
Operator Day covered the entire journey of an engineering team, exploring software operators with hands-on sessions. We covered the step-by-step creation of an operator for Juju, called a charm, using the Charm SDK, including:
• How to write the first lines of code to create a charm,
• How to extend the charm with certificate management, single sign-on and observability,
• How to deploy and publish the charm to MicroK8s on AWS.
The presentations covered the path from zero to a production-grade charm ready for Juju. Because the sessions did not focus on slides but on showing interactions with terminals, IDEs and Web browsers, everyone can follow the steps in their own environments. And the presented code is freely accessible on Github.
Of course, Operator Day had much more beyond AI/ML: presentations showed hands-on how to operate other popular open source applications, such as PostgreSQL and Apache Spark. We improved this year’s Operator Day based on the feedback submitted at our previous event: attendees suggested more hands-on examples that they can try on their own computers. Many thanks for this valuable feedback.
Here’s an overview of the Operator Day agenda:
|Level up software operations with Juju
|Cédric Gégout and Mark Shuttleworth
|The charm-ing story of Operator Inc.
|The team at Operator Inc.
|Postgres – better with a charm
|Operate AI pipelines at scale with Canonical MLOps
|Bring your workloads to Kubernetes: the “charming” story of Spark
|Create a Charm
|Create a Charm in 50 minutes
|Using certificate providers with Charms
|Enterprise state-of-the-art SSO with Azure AD
|Massimiliano Gori and Natalia Nowakowska
|React before your users experience issues: add observability
|Infrastructure-as-Code: Terraform your applications deployment
|Control your distributed workloads – Juju management at scale with JAAS
|Be part of it: how to join the ecosystem.
|The big picture for Operator Inc. From the team at Operator Inc.
|The team at Operator Inc.
Missed Operator Day? – Register at Inside Operator Day in January 2024!
For all of you, who missed the recent event at KubeCon NA 2023: we will cover the presentations in a weekly mini-series of on-demand events, starting on January 4th, with live Q&A in chat. If you couldn’t make it to Operator Day at KubeCon 2023, we hope to see you there.
|January 4, 2024
|Mastering software operators for Data and AI
|January 15, 2024
|Mastering Charm Development with a Deep Dive into Canonical Software Operators
|January 18, 2024
|Strengthening Your Software Operations
|January 25, 2024
|Manage your software operators