#89: Ben – Train to teach a technical course

I’ve been writing software professionally for almost 15 years now, but it’s just in the last few that people have started seeking me out for my knowledge. In 2015 I wrote a deep technical dive on a specific problem with Kubernetes (a software system that turns lots of small computers into one big one). This year I was asked to teach a course on Kubernetes.

This is part of our 100 Things in 2018 challenge. Make sure to click on the photos!

Kubernetes is a rapidly growing technology, and there’s a shortage of qualified instructors. An Irish company called Guru Team approached me to see if I’d be interested in teaching people about it. Would this involve travel to the UK and possibly beyond? Yes? Then yes!

Kubernetes is a pretty sophisticated system, and there’s a lot to know. A course that will prepare you for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certificate takes 4 solid days of lecture and practice. The test itself takes 3 hours. I know this because I went through all the training materials, did a ton of research, and passed that exam. How can you teach this course without being certified yourself?


At this point, I’ve checked off all the boxes, and I’m ready to teach! Hopefully my first course will happen in early 2019, and I’m excited to get started.

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