Cloud Ready Hackathon (CLRHK)


Course Overview

The Cloud Ready Hackathon prepares the engineers of all flavours for cloud-native development and deployment. It's focus is to give attendees a hands-on experience of working with Linux, Git, Docker, Kubernetes, popular DevOps tools such as GitHub Actions, Jenkins and Terraform. Attendees will work in teams completing a set of gated challenges that will take them on a journey to becoming the stars of today’s modern, cloud-native application world.

Course Content


The challenges are connected – each of them builds on top of the previous one. The attendees will be given a repo containing the source code of the demo application consisting of several microservices developed using node.js. This application will be used throughout the Bootcamp, and each challenge will present a piece of the puzzle towards the story of continuous delivery into the Kubernetes environment. Challenges are briefly described below:

Challenge 1: Hello Linux

  • A lap around Linux basics (most common bash commands, grep, vi/vim, writing scripts)

Challenge 2: To get or Git the code

  • Introduction to Git concept of source control. Tasks include cloning repos, committing, pushing, branching, etc.

Challenge 3: Test, test, test… and then code

  • Implement Unit tests for the existing code with Jest.
  • Introducing Test-Driven Development. Implement new functionalities in a test-driven manner (first test, then code).
  • Create a code-coverage report using SonarQube.

Challenge 4: Pack it and send it to the dock

  • Introduction to containers with Docker.
  • Creating Dockerfile, building images and pushing to Docker registry.

Challenge 5: Let the orchestration begin!

  • Introduction to Kubernetes.
  • Creating the first cluster using Google Kubernetes Engine. Deploying first container images to Kubernetes cluster.

Challenge 6: Let’s automate the packaging

  • Introduction to CI/CD tools. Creating the continuous integration pipeline with unit testing, branch protection, code-quality gates, and creating and pushing container images.
  • The attendee teams will be able to choose between Jenkins and GitHub Actions – whichever works for them

Challenge 7: Putting it all together

  • Creating deployment pipeline for Continuous Delivery using Jenkins or GitHub Actions. Zero-downtime deployment using Helm.

Challenge 8: Coding the infrastructure

  • Introduction to Terraform. Creating the infrastructure-as-code scripts for deploying the K8s and other services on GCP or Azure.

Challenge 9: What’s up with my application?

  • Implementing monitoring solution leveraging Prometheus and Graphana. Deploying a “dirty” application and monitoring the status of the cluster.
  • Implementing resource limitations for containers.
  • Implementing alerting.

Challenge 10: Now, let’s mesh it up!

  • Introduction of Istio as service mesh platform for Kubernetes. Implementing advanced microservices scenarios (advanced routing, retries with exponential backoff, circuit breaker, health checks, mutual TLS, …).
  • Canary deployment

Course Objectives

Learning Outcomes

This Hackathon encompasses the modern software development toolbox – from source control, across testing tools to continuous integration and deployment. Each engineer working with software needs to have experience with these to be successful in the modern, cloud-native world.Every attendee will build the following technical skills:

  • Fluency with the basic set of bash commands necessary to work in a Linux/Unix based environment
  • Experience with Git commands to be able to successfully participate in development teams, both from the command line and chosen IDE
  • Familiarity with software testing process, both the writing and executing tests
  • Experience with Docker (creating and running custom images, pushing images to private docker repository)
  • Experience with Kubernetes (running a cluster, deploying, running, and upgrading a microservice app)
  • Working knowledge of chosen CI/CD automation tool (either Jenkins or GitHub actions)

Attendees will also explore the concepts of test-driven development, infrastructure as code, microservice architecture and service mesh.

Cloud Ready Hackathon builds on the concept of learning-by-doing in a highly interactive environment. Solving the real world problem without being told directly what to do will enable attendees to apply acquired skills immediately on their job

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

  • US$ 3,675
Classroom Training

5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,675


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.