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Nikhil Barthwal

Nikhil Barthwal

Senior Software Engineer, Facebook


Nikhil Barthwal is passionate about building distributed systems. He has several years of work experience in both big companies & smaller startups and also acts as a mentor to several startups. Outside of work, he speaks at local meetups as well as international conferences on several topics related to Distributed systems & Programming Languages.

Traditional CI/CD systems haven’t been designed for cloud native environments and need to evolve. Tekton is a flexible, Kubernetes native open source CI/CD framework that enables automating deployments across multiple platforms—including Kubernetes, serverless, and VMs—by abstracting away the underlying details. It provides a set of shared, open-source components for building CI/CD systems and is one of the founding projects of the CD Foundation (CDF). Within the CDF’s open, vendor-neutral structure, Tekton’s goal is to provide industry specifications for CI/CD pipelines, workflows and other building blocks.

This talk explains the CI/CD challenges in a cloud native landscape shows how Tekton project addresses these challenges. It goes into details on what Tekton resources are, how to install the pipelines and how to run them for building, testing and deploying containerized applications on their clusters.

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