Building a scalable learning platform with Terraform, Kubernetes and Google Cloud
Erik is one of the founders of Instruqt, a learning platform for DevOps tooling and Cloud technology. With Instruqt, each participant gets his/her own personal infrastructure, that is being created in seconds. In this talk I will show how we leveraged Terraform, Kubernetes and Google Cloud to create a scalable and cost-effective learning platform. I will discuss the choices we've made, the problems we encountered and the lessons learned.
There are so many interesting things, that I choose not to focus. Instead of calling myself a Developer, Platform Engineer or Architect, I prefer being a “Builder”. As a Consultant at Xebia, I used the freedom, peers and resources to pursue my ideas about a new way of learning technology. Traditional show-and-tell training does not build the necessary experience to keep up with technology. Only by doing, you develop applicable skills you can rely on. Accompanied by a great team I created a learning platform focusing on this hands-on experience.