Cilium Workshop with Isovalent and Piros - Leuven, Belgium

Join the team from Isovalent and Piros for an instructor led hands-on workshop around Cilium and Service Mesh.


  • Tuesday, September 5

    14:00-17:15 CET

    PIROSGaston Geenslaan 14B1

Meet us in Leuven, Belgium to network and learn together with your local Cilium community

Isovalent has joined forces with Piros to organize a half-day workshop, where we will dive into presentations, demos, and hands-on labs around Cilium and Service Mesh.

For this workshop you need to bring your own laptop.

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Workshop instructors:

Raymond de Jong
Raymond de JongField CTO EMEA at Isovalent
Hermes de Backere
Hermes de BackereManaging Partner at Piros


  • 13:30

    Registration & sandwich lunch

  • 14:00

    Introduction by Piros

  • 14:30

    Introduction to Cilium by Isovalent

    Cilium – eBPF Powered Networking, Security & Observability


    Cilium is the next generation, eBPF powered open-source Cloud Native Networking solution, providing security, observability, scalability, and superior performance. Cilium has joined the CNCF as an incubating project.

    In this session, you’ll discover how Cilium with eBPF provides superior performance while providing identity and application aware security and visibility for your Cloud-Native Workloads. Learn how you can leverage Cilium Cluster Mesh for providing connectivity for load-balancing, observability and security between nodes across multiple clusters, enabling simple, high-performance cross-cluster connectivity. And finally, learn how eBPF streamlines Service Mesh implementations while eliminating the sidecar problem.

  • 15:15

    Networking break

  • 15:30

    Lab 1: Getting Started with Cilium

    In this lab, we provide you a fully fledged Cilium installation on a small cluster, together with a few challenges to solve. See yourself how Cilium works, and how it can help you securing your moon-sized battlestation in a “Star Wars”-inspired challenge.

  • 16:15

    Networking break

  • 16:30

    Lab 2: Cilium Ingress Controller

    Cilium Service Mesh features eBPF-powered connectivity, traffic management, security and observability. In this lab, you will learn how you can use Cilium to deploy Ingress, as well as EnvoyConfig resources to dynamically configure the Envoy proxy provided with the Cilium agent. And all of the above without any Envoy sidecar injection into your pods!

  • 17:15

    Ending with beer, pizza and networking

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