CloudYuga de­buts with a MOOC on con­tain­ers

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As con­tain­ers are be­com­ing the next big thing in the world of ap­pli­ca­tion devel­op­ment, In­dian open source en­thu­si­ast, Neep­en­dra Khare, has launched his train­ing and con­sult­ing startup, CloudYuga, to make things eas­ier for In­dian stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als.

CloudYuga of­fers train­ing and con­sul­ta­tion on var­i­ous con­tainer so­lu­tions such as Docker, Rkt and Ku­ber­netes. The first mas­sive open on­line course (MOOC) that comes from CloudYuga is called ‘Con­tainer Fun­da­men­tals’, and it aims to give par­tic­i­pants a foun­da­tion in con­tainer tech­nolo­gies by cov­er­ing their his­tory as well as build­ing blocks and run­times.

“The idea be­hind Con­tainer Fun­da­men­tals is to build a MOOC plat­form for con­tainer tech­nol­ogy, where one can learn every­thing about con­tain­ers,” said Khare, who was a prin­ci­pal soft­ware en­gi­neer at Red Hat be­fore es­tab­lish­ing CloudYuga. The course de­liv­ers a hand­son ex­pe­ri­ence to par­tic­i­pants, since CloudYuga’s part­ner­ship with Dig­i­talOcean en­ables it to of­fer on-de­mand labs for each par­tic­i­pant.

In­stead of choos­ing an ex­ist­ing MOOC provider like Udemy, CloudYuga has built its own course plat­form. “We wanted to have com­plete con­trol over our train­ing ma­te­rial and stu­dent records. The course ma­te­rial will re­ceive reg­u­lar up­dates, and we will be in­ter­act­ing with stu­dents di­rectly to get feed­back and to share in­for­ma­tion,” Khare said.

Those in­ter­ested do not need to have any prior knowl­edge about con­tain­ers to join the MOOC. Ba­sic Linux ex­pe­ri­ence is fair enough. Khare re­vealed that even with just one MOOC be­ing of­fered ini­tially, CloudYuga has re­ceived a good amount of reg­is­tra­tions and com­mu­nity mem­bers are sup­port­ing the plat­form.

“Ku­dos to CloudYuga School for bring­ing a self-paced learn­ing plat­form for con­tainer en­thu­si­asts to keep abreast of the lat­est changes in the con­tainer space,” wrote Docker cap­tain Ajeet S. Raina in a tes­ti­mo­nial on the CloudYuga web­site.

CloudYuga charges US$ 99 for the com­plete course, which in­cludes video ses­sions and text tu­to­ri­als. Open Source For You read­ers can use the code ‘CYOSFU40’ and get a 40 per cent dis­count on each sign-up.

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