Year #3 for CloudYuga

January 03, 2019

It’s a milestone !! At-least for us. I thought if we could do for 3 years, then there is no going back. And here we are. 2018 had been great year for CloudYuga. Following are some of things, which kept us busy :-

Trainings

Around the year we delivered in classroom, online (self paced/instructor led) trainings. I traveled for more 100 days to delivered trainings in different parts of India, US, UK and Canada. We add few more customers and continued working with older customers.

Consulting

We did hourly consulting to few companies and individuals. In some cases it was free of cost as well.

Community

Meetups and Conferences

We actively participanted in local meetups, conferences. We also did few free and paid workshop for different meetup/conferences.

Webinars

We did few webinars under CloudYuga. Apart from that we did a webinar series on “CI/CD with Kubernetes” for DigitalOcean, in which we covered :-

Indexing KubeCon Videos

We indexed different KubeCon’s videos into single place, to help us and others. It was not much of an effort but maybe a useful one.

MOOC Courses Updates

We updated two courses on Edx, for the Linux Foundation :-

Upstream

In 2018, we also starting contributing code to the upstream projects like Istio

  • https://github.com/istio/istio/pull/9533
  • https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/pull/35270

Tooling

All of the new technologies are great but learning curve is very high. While delivering the trainings on them, we need to very cautious about time. If the participants spend lot of time in doing the copying/pasting, following the instructions back and forth; then we can not cover good amount of topics. To spend more time in topic discussion and less time in repetitive tasks, we spend some time in automating that.

K8s runner

k8s-runner was first version of tooling effort. It was built on top of bash and did the job pretty effectively.

CY-Pilot - SaaS based tool

After seeing the effectiveness and feedback from our clients, we started investing in a SaaS based tool using which we can deliver course content, videos and labs from a single tab of browser. We are already using this for last few months and it can be access from here. We’ll be launching more free and paid courses for everyone, after merging it to main website; later this month.

Milestones

Some other learnings

  • While dealing with companies, do not assume things and work on blind trust. Things should be on paper and make sure you do not deviate from it. Due to this negligence, we wasted time and in the end, did not get fully paid as well.

Year 2019 is already here. Let’s see how it unfolds !!