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This course is an introductory course to Kubernetes with K3s and GKE. In this course, you will develop software with a microservice architecture that utilizes Kubernetes to serve software that scales and deploys automatically. And learn how to manage it all.

This course can not be completed with the faculty computers. Attendees need to provide their own computers with admin / superuser privileges.

Course details and starting instructions can be found in part 0.

Registration is only required for ECTS credits. The certificate does not require registration or separate sign up. For ECTS credits (Finnish / Open University students) the registration is after you've completed part 2 and there will be a link at the end of the part.

You should also read the courses.helsinki.fi page. This page also includes information about target group, enrolment instructions, recommended reading and most importantly deadlines.


If you're a DEFA-student attempting this course during your first year of CS. After discussion within the faculty, we recommend you do not rely on this course as your only option to fulfil the credit requirement!

This course may be challenging as it expects that you

If you are joining and are not confident, contact me at jami.kousa@helsinki.fi.

We have partnered with Unity!

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Unity Helsinki is home to our Monetization, Engineering and Data Science teams as well as R&D, Infrastructure, HR and Recruitment teams. Currently, we are roughly 200 employees strong with over 30 nationalities presented and we continue to grow!

Here in Helsinki we mostly build pretty cool things around machine learning, data, dashboards, ad targeting, graphics. The tech stack we mostly deal with are JavaScript, Python, Java, AWS, Tensorflow, Kubernetes etc.

Our values Users first, Best ideas win, In it together and Go bold guide our work. Our impact by the numbers is impressive and describes the level of the challenges we get to solve. Apps developed by Unity creators are downloaded 3 billion times per month, we have creators in 190+ countries and 50% of games are powered by Unity. Read more from here: https://findersseekers.io/en/software-engineer-5-reasons-to-join-unity-helsinki/

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