We're excited to announce Civo Academy: A full Kubernetes learning program consisting of over 50 videos created in-house by the team here at Civo.

What is Civo Academy?

You don't need us to tell you that Kubernetes can be complicated - there's no shortage of brilliant memes out there to back that fact up!

At Civo we've gone to great lengths to make setting up your Kubernetes environment as easy as possible, but there is still a lot of requisite knowledge you'll need before you can really get started with K8s. With more and more people starting out in cloud native we thought it made sense to put our knowledge into something that our users can really learn from - and to do it for free!

Civo Academy covers all the key topics you'll need to know, as simple step-by-step video walkthroughs, hosted by the experts here at Civo. You'll learn basic topics such as the history and concepts of Kubernetes, introduction and setup, right through to more complex subjects such as config and security, networking and more.

Our instructors

All Academy instructors are members of the Civo team who between them have a huge wealth of conceptual and production knowledge of Kubernetes. You may recognise some of them!

Saiyam Pathak

Academy course creator Saiyam is Director of Technical Evangelism at Civo as well as a CNCF and Traefik Ambassador. CKA/CKAD/CKS certified, he’s on a personal mission to simplify Kubernetes and make it more accessible for developers.

Alex Jones

Principal Engineer at Civo, Alex heads up our SRE team with a strong focus on observability. He is TAG App Delivery Technical Lead for the CNCF, and also ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation and ambassador for the DevOps Institute.

Anaïs Urlichs

Anaïs is a Site Reliability Engineer at Civo and CNCF Ambassador. When she is not advocating DevOps best practices, she runs her own YouTube channel centred around cloud native technologies.

Kai Hoffman

Kai is a developer advocate and web developer at Civo. With us since our beta period, Kai has worked closely with our community to help fine-tune our Kubernetes platform and make using Civo a better experience for developers of all kinds.

Kunal Kushwaha

Dev Advocate at Civo and CNCF Ambassador, Kunal also runs his own YouTube channel, which provides guidance and mentorship to students starting their careers in the DevOps and Cloud Native space.

How to get started

Kubernetes might be complicated, but getting started with Civo Academy is the easy part. Just sign up to Civo - it's completely free.

Once you're in you get full access to all of our Academy course videos, plus you'll also get $250 free credit to try Civo Kubernetes so you can put your knowledge to the test (please note: for security reasons, you will need to add a payment card to your account to get your $250 free credit).