Kubernetes - Easy as Pi with k3s and k3sup

Jan. 22, 2020, 6 p.m.

About this event

Event Details

Kubernetes is often considered simply too complex and difficult for most teams. Rancher thinks differently. With k3s, you have a lightweight Kubernetes distro and can be up and running in minutes, even on Raspberry Pis! In this month's meetup, we'll build a cluster and learn about some Kubernetes primitives. 

Then, after some food, we will watch a KubeCon talk about the benefits of service meshes!

Location Details

We will be meeting at the VT IT Collaboration Studio, which is located at 755 University City Blvd., Blacksburg, VA. Free parking can be found in the connected parking garage. When you exit the parking garage, follow the walkway (either on the second or first floor), and you'll eventually see a set of stairs. The entrance to the studio is at the top of the stairs.

A simple map/drawing can be found here: https://imgur.com/baWCjJY

About the Docker Blacksburg Meetup

The Blacksburg Docker chapter is a friendly group of developers and engineers from various industries across the New River Valley. Our members span the experience spectrum from beginners (midshipmen?) to a Docker Captain. We meet monthly to learn from each other and share tips, troubles, and triumphs with Docker.


Our food for this meeting is being brought to you by TEKsystems! We are appreciative of their help and support!


Michael Irwin

Michael Irwin

Virginia Tech

Michael Irwin is an Application Architect at Virginia Tech who is striving to modernize how software is developed and run on campus by driving the adoption of Docker-based workloads, CI/CD pipelines, the public cloud, single-page applications, and more. He is also a recognized Docker Captain and Community Leader, so works hard to both share his expertise and learn from others.

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Jan. 22, 2020
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Virginia Tech IT Collaboration Studio
755 University City Blvd. Blacksburg24060

Community Leaders

Michael Irwin

Michael Irwin

Virginia Tech

Community Leader
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Russell Fenn

Russell Fenn

Virginia Tech

Web and Infrastructure Team Leader
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