Introduction to Kubernetes

Janne Pelkonen

Tuesday January 26th, 2021
Zoom session will open at 6:15pm (Central time)
with the meeting starting at 6:30pm thru ending around 8:30pm
(with a short review of Group business before the speaker starts), and virtual Meeting After the Meeting (afterwards)

The Fountaindale Library is closed for Meetings for now.

This meeting will be run virtually on-line using a planned UniForum Chicago Zoom account link to this same meeting


Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating computer application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Kubernetes has become the defacto system to manage distributed applications. We will give a short introduction to Kubernetes and how IdeaNova is using Kubernetes to schedule cloud workloads. Bring your questions, comments and experiences to share during the discussion which is to follow after the presentation.

As our January general meeting, this will also be our Annual meeting where half of our board member slots will be up for election. Currently no one other than the current board members for those slots have asked to be on the ballot. Unless someone asks to be added to the ballot, we will ask for a voice vote to re-elect those current board members.

This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom. The link to this Zoom meeting will be emailed one hour before the meeting to those that have RSVP'd Yes on our copy of this meeting annoucement.

Note: Be sure to have a check mark in "Email me when someone sends me a message" on your Meetup account at this location in order to receive the email notification of the Zoom URL for connecting to the meeting.

There will NOT be a in-person Meeting after the Meeting planned for this presentation, due to the State of Illinois Covid-19 virus direction for Social Distancing for groups. However expect there to be time after the presentation for a virtual Meeting After the Meeting.


Janne Pelkonen is the current Chief Technology Officer at IdeaNova Technologies. Pelkonen is an expert in Information Technology and software development, and is responsible for the company’s technical direction. Prior to joining IdeaNova, Pelkonen worked for Perficient Inc., Advanced Graphical Applications and Tellabs. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology.

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