Helsinki HashiCorp User Group Meetup #5 summary

Helsinki HashiCorp User Group Meetup #5 summary

A summary of the fifth Helsinki HashiCorp User Group including presentations on Vault, UpCloud CDK for Terraform, Vault, Kubernetes, and HashiCorp Rift.

Helsinki HashiCorp User Group is a meetup full of interesting talks and insights about all things HashiCorp, plus a chance to connect with fellow professionals and hobbyists alike.

Our friends over at UpCloud very kindly hosted the fifth Helsinki HUG, held on 30th November. We gathered at their downtown office to listen to talks from Verifa, UpCloud and DevOps Rob, and some zero-trust socialising! The event was also live streamed for people joining online.

Here’s a brief summary of the talks along with links to the presentation decks, and the full meetup recording.

How to codify your cloud infra using UpCloud CDK for Terraform provider

After a warm welcome and introductions from Ilkka Sarpila, Product Owner at UpCloud and Amir Altamimi, Partner Sales Manager, HashiCorp, Toni Kangas, Senior Engineer at UpCloud kicked of the presentations. Toni covered:

  • What is CDK for Terraform (CDKTF)?
  • How to use CDK for Terraform providers?
  • Demo: setting up k8s cluster and deployment with CDKTF

Download Toni’s presentation here.

Accessing secrets on Vault on Kubernetes

Next up came Jacob Lärfors, CEO of Verifa & Mike Vainio, Technical Consultant at Verifa. Their talk covered:

  • Use cases
  • Secret zero
  • Approaches for accessing Vault secrets

Download Jacob & Mike’s presentation here.

Event driven access control with HashiCorp Rift

Our final presentation of the evening came from DevOps Rob, who flew in from the UK, especially for Helsinki HUG. Rob’s talk covered:

  • Security vs Productivity
  • Boundary session access and workflow
  • Demo

Download Rob’s presentation here.

Helsinki HUG Meetup #6 coming in Spring 2023

We rounded off the ‘formal’ part of the meetup with some closing words. Then it was time for some zero-trust socialising!

A big thanks to everyone who attended, to the speakers for sharing their knowledge and insights and UpCloud for hosting. The next Helsinki HashiCorp User Group Meetup will be in Spring 2023. If you haven’t already, join the meetup group here so you don’t miss the next one. Look forward to seeing you there!

Helsinki HUG is always on the lookout for speakers, so if you have super cool HashiCorp tools experience that you’d like to share get in touch with the organisers, Lauri or Anoop. Also open for sponsorships - host venue, snacks, swag! Likewise, get in touch!


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