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Fun With GitOps – ArgoCD + Tekton By Julian Gericke

April 12 2022

Charl Barkhuizen

LSD accelerates cloud native adoption with Snyk and Rancher

May 4 2021

Charl Barkhuizen

“Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes (ECK) for cloud native deployments” with Mark Billett and Doug Moll

November 26 2020

Charl Barkhuizen

“Developing a culture of curiosity and self-directed learning” by Celeste Swart (Bold Curiosity)

November 25 2020

Charl Barkhuizen

5 Myths About Starting A Software-As-A-Service Business In South Africa By Annette Muller

August 12 2020

Charl Barkhuizen

The LSD Cloud Native Story and an intro to Google Anthos with Deon Stroebel, Sizwe Mabanga And Julian Gericke

August 6 2020

Charl Barkhuizen


My Journey with LSD

August 11 2021

Amor Pienaar

I remember my first interview with LSD IT in April 2015 – I was sitting in the boardroom waiting for our CEO at that time, the dear and beloved Sven Lesicnik, to finish an important call with one of our clients. As I was working in a typical corporate environment at that time, I was […]

Observability: Cloud-Native Deep Distributed Systems Insight With LSDobserve

July 23 2021

Mark Billett

INTRODUCTION Modern problems require modern solutions. Just a few years ago we noticed a trickle of interest from our clients in moving their old development and deployment methodologies to something more agile, something more modern, something more cloudy. We jumped on the containerisation bullet-train early on and have now become an expert in the field […]

Configuring Active Directory Authentication For Rancher 2.5.X

July 6 2021

Zak McGregor

RANCHER CONFIG FOR AD PRE-REQUISITES Rancher allows several auth mechanisms to be used to authenticate users of the cluster. One of the more tricky to set up options is the Microsoft Active Directory auth provider, due to some opaque options. Firstly, you’ll need a low-privilege account in your Active Directory (AD) that can list users […]

Why Every Line of Code You Write Should Be Under Version Control

June 15 2021

Seagyn Davis

There was a time in my career when I did not use any form of version control. Well, actually, I did. I basically copied the folder I was working on and appended a date to it. I survived and chances are that if you do the same so will you. However, when I finally made […]

Why Should You Care About Cloud Native?

May 6 2021

Deon Stroebel

Most of what we speak about at LSD OPEN is focused on either cloud native or Kubernetes – not exclusively about how cool it is or all the amazing things we can come up with using them – but we also see it as the future of where businesses that rely on scale are heading. […]

Starting A New Job At LSD During Lockdown In South Africa

April 15 2021

Gary Jonas

My first interview with LSD was in 2016 and didn’t end up getting hired afterwards. At the time I was a self-taught developer working as a sysadmin, with very little production development experience aside from a few bash scripts to automate things. Fast-forward to 2020 and I’m the lead developer for a device management company […]


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