I'm the founder of several widely-used open source projects such as OpenFaaS, arkade and k3sup. I'm also a CNCF Ambassador and enjoy working with Go and with containers.
Alex will be joined by Martin Woodward - GitHub's Director of DevRel to build a pocket-sized cloud using a single Raspberry Pi. The pair will show how to combine faasd and GitHub Actions for remote deployments of scheduled tasks, APIs and web portals.
Early tester for Sponsor-only repos
Worked with Jessica Lord and team and found several bugs in the sponsors-only repos behaviour - particularly around an organisation and individual both offering the same benefit. Did live testing with dozens of sponsors and gave feedback. Flagged-up friction in the user experience - such as the repo invites expiring after 30 days and maintainers having a support overhead of having to re-invite everyone manually as they eventually figure out they missed the invitation. Explained the new feature to the community, and shared teaser screenshots. https://twitter.com/alexellisuk/status/1481673165243826178?s=20
Build at the Edge with OpenFaaS and GitHub Actions
Learn how GitHub Actions and OpenFaaS can be used for simple functions at the edge of your network. Includes a live-stream with Martin Woodward on YouTube showing how it all works.
First Impressions with the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W
Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. I'm going to share my thoughts and experiences with it. Can you run containers? Can you run OpenFaaS? What about K3s? Is it worth buying or will it gather dust? Feature for GitHub Actions - as Martin Woodward asked for folks to test this out. Includes some tweets to show what it looks like.
Zero to OpenFaaS in 60 months
Every once in a while someone comes into your life who makes a lasting impression. For OpenFaaS, there’ve now been 350 of those people, from all around the world each with individual stories and achievements to share. They all had a common interest: they wrote Go and believed that functions should be easy to use and portable. This is their story 5 years after it started. Alex shares why he started the project, the highs and lows along the way from quitting his job, to going toe-to-toe with corporate giants. He’ll tell the story through the contributors, and community that helped build and shape the project which now has 28k GitHub Stars and dozens of end-user companies in production.
Maintaining OpenFaaS with Alex Ellis
Alex tells us what OpenFaaS is, how adoption has gone, and how many people have used it and committed to it. Alex goes in depth about some of his other projects he created, recently being invited to join **GitHub Stars program**, and three eBooks he self-published that you should check out online! Go ahead and download this episode now!
Deploy without credentials with GitHub Actions and OIDC
There's been some talk on Twitter recently about a new feature emerging on GitHub Actions. It allows an action to mint an OpenID Connect (OIDC) token, which can then be used to deploy artifacts into other systems and clouds. I'll give you a bit of context, then show you the AWS and GCP story, followed by how I integrated this with OpenFaaS so that a set list of users on GitHub could deploy to my OpenFaaS cluster without having to give them any credentials.
The Internet is my computer
In this article, I'll introduce I want to dig a little deeper into John's words and what that means for us today. We'll also look at a very practical use-case for the Internet is my computer through hosted IDEs which have a number of different benefits and users. As a CNCF Ambassador, I'll also be asking what role Kubernetes has to play here and giving my personal take on hosted IDEs.