Dockerless Container Development Workflow:
Building Images Within Your Kubernetes

Monthly Global Online Meetup - March 2021
Wednesday March 17, 2021  |  1PM US ET (7PM CET)


Adrian Goins 2 Square
Adrian Goins
Director of Community
Jacob Blain Christen
Principal Software Engineer
Craig Jellick
Director of Engineering

About the Meetup

Introducing Rancher KIM, the Kubernetes Image Manager. KIM is a proper Kubernetes client that installs and manages the back-end services required to support its focus on delivering a `docker build` (and related image management) compatible experience to your development workflow. This means you can download the KIM executable for your client platform and run `kim build --tag your/image:tag .`, just as you would invoke `docker build`, and have the image immediately available on your single-node K3s cluster. There's no need to push the image to an external repository nor export it to a tarball and then import it into K3s containerd.

The intention is that KIM will work against any kubelet backed by containerd, but the initial focus has been to get it working for K3s by default.


Planned Agenda:

  • Outline design and architecture
  • Demonstrate installation and basic use
  • Demonstrate advanced usages:
    • kubectl drop-in
    • K3s bootstrap components leveraging a "build chart" (as an "out there" example of the kinds of things one can do)

Let's jump in and explore the opportunities made possible by Rancher KIM!

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Meetup Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM US Eastern Time
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CET)