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Kubernetes Hackathon at LIP

Lígia Breda Melo | 22 Maio, 2024

"A two-day journey of coding, creativity, and collaboration at LIP with Google Cloud Infrastructure "

Last week, the Kubernetes Hackathon at LIP brought together our team of developers, tech enthusiasts, and industry professionals for an immersive two-day event dedicated to learning, creativity, and problem-solving.

Kubernetes is a tool-set that helps manage computing resources, connect the applications  (like microservices) and deploy them on many computers at the same time.

The initiative, which aimed to shape a "Kubernetes Hackathon" prototype to be extended to other audiences in the future, took place at LIP-Lisbon on May 14 and 15, 2024 and was a vibrant assembly of minds ready to push the boundaries of cloud-native technologies.


Event Highlights:

1. Learning Kubernetes Concepts:
Participants, ranging from beginners to seasoned developers, embarked on a journey through the fundamentals of Kubernetes. Workshops and presentations laid the groundwork, ensuring everyone had a solid understanding before diving into more complex topics.

2. Hands-on Learning Deployment Tasks:
The heart of the hackathon was the hands-on experience. Attendees deployed and managed applications on real Kubernetes clusters, gaining practical skills crucial for building scalable, reliable applications. Mentors were on hand to guide participants through deployment tasks, offering insights and troubleshooting tips.

3. Collaboration and Networking:
The hackathon fostered a collaborative environment where participants worked in teams, sharing knowledge and accelerating each other’s learning. This spirit of teamwork extended beyond technical collaboration to networking opportunities, allowing participants to form connections that could lead to future collaborations.

4. Real-World Solutions Deployment:
Teams were tasked with developing and deploying solutions to real-world problems using Kubernetes. This challenge not only tested their technical prowess but also encouraged innovative thinking and practical application of their newfound skills. By the end of the event, each team presented a prototype solution, showcasing their ability to apply Kubernetes concepts to tangible challenges.


Those new to Kubernetes found the hackathon an excellent entry point. The structured learning environment provided a strong foundation, making the complex world of container orchestration accessible. For those with prior experience, the hackathon was an opportunity to delve into advanced concepts and push their Kubernetes knowledge to new heights. The hands-on tasks and real-world challenges provided a platform for deepening expertise.

The Kubernetes Hackathon at LIP was more than just a coding event. It was a fertile ground for creativity and innovation, where participants could network, share ideas, and gain new competencies. The supportive atmosphere, coupled with access to cutting-edge technology and expert mentors, ensured that the team left with enhanced skills and new perspectives on Kubernetes.




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