In this Navigate NA 2023 talk, John Dietz, co-founder of Kubeshop, explores the process of building an Open Source GitOps Cloud Native Platform. He outlines the 8 crucial steps required to establish the platform from scratch, covering aspects such as Git provider selection, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) implementation with tools like Terraform and Atlantis, and the significance of GitOps in handling microservice ecosystems.

The talk also delves into essential components like secrets management with Vault, Artifact Repository options, Continuous Integration, and Authentication/Authorization setups using Kubernetes and RBAC.