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Ready, Set, Automate: Pulumi and Google Cloud for Beginners

When : June 26
Time : 9.30 pm GMT+5.30

In the ever-evolving landscape of cloud computing, the ability to manage infrastructure efficiently and consistently is crucial. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a practice that allows you to provision and manage your cloud infrastructure using code, providing numerous benefits such as automation, repeatability, and version control. This workshop is tailored to help you grasp the fundamentals of IaC and get hands-on experience with Pulumi, an innovative IaC platform that leverages familiar programming languages for cloud resource management.

Workshop Overview

This interactive workshop is designed for beginners who are new to Infrastructure as Code and want to learn how to deploy resources on Google Cloud using Pulumi. Through guided exercises, you will become familiar with the core concepts and practical applications needed to effectively manage cloud infrastructure. By the end of this workshop, you will have a solid understanding of Pulumi’s programming model and be equipped to start your own cloud projects with confidence.

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Understanding the Basics of Pulumi Programming Model

Pulumi is a modern IaC platform that allows you to define cloud resources using familiar programming languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Go, and C#. In this section, you will learn:

  • Introduction to Pulumi: Gain an understanding of what Pulumi is, its advantages over traditional IaC tools, and how it integrates with various cloud providers.
  • Pulumi Concepts: Learn the fundamental concepts of Pulumi, including stacks, state management, and resource provisioning.
  • Programming with Pulumi: See how Pulumi allows you to use code to define infrastructure, making it easier to incorporate into existing development workflows.

2. Deploying Resources on Google Cloud

Google Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud services that can be efficiently managed using Pulumi. This part of the workshop will cover:

  • Setting Up Your Environment: Step-by-step instructions on setting up your development environment for Pulumi and Google Cloud.
  • Resource Deployment: Guided exercises to deploy various Google Cloud resources such as Compute Engine instances, Cloud Storage buckets, and Kubernetes clusters.
  • Hands-On Labs: Interactive labs where you will write Pulumi programs to create and manage Google Cloud resources, solidifying your understanding through practical application.

Detailed Workshop Breakdown

Introduction to Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

  • Concept Overview: Understand the principles and benefits of Infrastructure as Code.
  • Traditional vs. Modern IaC: Compare traditional IaC tools with modern approaches like Pulumi.

Getting Started with Pulumi

  • Installation and Setup: Install Pulumi and set up your development environment.
  • Pulumi CLI: Learn to use the Pulumi command-line interface for project management.

Pulumi Programming Model

  • Stacks and Projects: Organize your infrastructure into manageable units with stacks and projects.
  • State Management: Understand how Pulumi manages the state of your infrastructure and ensures consistency.
  • Writing Your First Pulumi Program: Write a simple Pulumi program to provision a basic resource on Google Cloud.

Deploying Google Cloud Resources with Pulumi

  • Google Cloud Integration: Configure Pulumi to interact with Google Cloud.
  • Resource Provisioning: Create and manage Google Cloud resources using Pulumi, including:
    • Compute Engine Instances: Provision virtual machines on Google Cloud.
    • Cloud Storage: Create and manage storage buckets.
    • Kubernetes Clusters: Deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
  • Advanced Configurations: Learn to handle more complex scenarios and configurations using Pulumi.

Interactive Labs and Diagrams

  • Guided Exercises: Follow along with step-by-step instructions to complete various labs.
  • Visual Diagrams: Utilize diagrams to better understand the architecture and flow of your Pulumi programs.

Why Attend This Workshop?

  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical skills through guided exercises and labs.
  • Expert Guidance: Learn from experienced instructors who will provide valuable insights and tips.
  • Accelerate Your Cloud Projects: Understand how to quickly and efficiently deploy cloud resources using Pulumi and Google Cloud.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with other professionals interested in IaC and cloud computing.


By participating in this workshop, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of Infrastructure as Code principles and hands-on experience with Pulumi and Google Cloud. You’ll leave with the skills and confidence to start automating your cloud infrastructure, making your development processes more efficient and reliable. Join us to embark on your journey towards mastering Infrastructure as Code!

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