DevOps is not only a culture - Discussion Panel

Today is my second session JobStack 2023 after my previous one yesterday titled "Platform Engineering: Manage your infrastructure using Kubernetes and Crossplane", but this time it was a discussion panel with Ahmad Aabed (CTO of Zyda).

For a long time, DevOps methodologies have been the driving force behind innovation and efficiency in modern software development. You've likely encountered the popular jargon: "DevOps is not a role; it is a culture"! However, the truth is that DevOps has much more!

This session dives deep into the pillars world of DevOps, going beyond the cultural aspect to explore practices, technology stacks, mindset, and more. This is an open discussion where we will share (and encourage you to do so) the experiences of implementing DevOps. In other words, what practical steps have you taken to embrace the power of DevOps in your organization?

A shot from the recoding

At the end, I'd like to share a couple of posts I wrote before in that regard (DevOps methodologies in action):

Enjoy :-)

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Platform Engineering: Manage your infrastructure using Kubernetes and Crossplane - Presentation

Just fresh out of the kitchen, part of JobStack 2023, today I conducted a session about a great tool ... Crossplane, the open-source control plane!

I've been using Crossplane for over a year and a half, and it helped me a lot to manage my infrastructure without the need to use Terraform (I still love Terraform, but it wasn't the best for my use case).

In this session I shed the light on how Crossplane could unify infrastructure management within Kubernetes.

I gave a brief how Crossplane extends the functionality of Kubernetes and allows you to create external infrastructure. You can create Cloud resources the same way you create Kubernetes resources! I really love its declarative, cloud-native, GitOps-friendly approach to code-driven infrastructure management.


  1. Scenario
  2. What is Crossplane?
  3. How it look like?
  4. Crossplane Concepts
  5. How Crossplane Works
  6. Pros and Cons
  7. Conclusion
  8. Resources
  9. Questions

Note: For more resources, checkout this Awesome Crossplane list.

A shot from the recoding 🙌
Watch the full session on YouTube: Platform Engineering: Manage your infrastructure using Kubernetes and Crossplane (Arabic)


Crossplane is a great framework for managing infrastructure using the Kubernetes style and benefits from the that ecosystem (ArgoCD, Helm, Kustomize, etc.).

There are many use cases where it can perfectly fit in already. And at the time of writing these words (November 2023), the Marketplace has numerous enterprise and community providers configurations. Also, Composition Functions graduated to beta.

However, it's a relatively new ecosystem and still evolving, so it might not be the optimal solution for every workload. But it's probably a matter of time to grow more. So, if it's not your fit now, consider revisiting in the future.

That's it, enjoy :-)

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Hello, my name is Ahmed AbouZaid, I'm a passionate Tech Lead DevOps Engineer. 👋

With 16+ years of open-source contributions, 12+ years of professional hands-on experience in DevOps, and an M.Sc. in Data Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University (UK), I enjoy facilitating the growth of both businesses and individuals.

I specialize in Cloud-Native and Kubernetes. I'm also a Free/Open source geek and book author. My favorite topics are DevOps transformation, automation, data, and metrics.

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