Jock Reed

Software Engineer

Developer Experience

(A.k.a. JockDaRock) I love my family and anything that changes the world for the better (which is why I love technology). I am a technologist and a developer advocate. I like making jokes and making life as fun as possible.

I hope I have the chance to inspire you to be better :).

Learn more about my work on my Developer Advocate profile page.


May 17, 2023


Get Started with Cloud Native at Cisco Live

2 min read

Learn how to design, develop, deploy, and manage applications to fully utilize the unique features of cloud platforms. Understand the implications for security, containerization, and multi-cloud observability. Check out the new "learning map" and video.

July 29, 2022


Quick Start: Prep Your Dev Environment for Kubernetes

3 min read

Getting started on a new platform, especially Kubernetes, can appear overwhelming. But with these tools, you’re much more likely to get ramped up quickly.

June 1, 2022


Containers and Kubernetes Intro Classes at Cisco Live

2 min read

Learn how powerful Kubernetes is for managing and monitoring applications, and how Kubernetes has made its way into edge compute applications. Then get introduced to open source container technologies and how to build your own cloud native applications.

March 25, 2022


Hyperconverged Infrastructure with Harvester: The start of the Journey

4 min read

Recently, a colleague and I have been experimenting with Harvester, an open source project to build a cloud native, Kubernetes-based Hyperconverged Infrastructure tool for running data center and edge compute workloads on bare metal servers.

December 14, 2021


See How to Use APIClarity with GitLab CI/CD and Kubernetes

3 min read

See an example of utilizing GitLab CI/CD with Kubernetes, Istio, and APIClarity to deploy a sample microservices app and control the lifecycle management of a sample application.

December 13, 2021


Bringing Clarity to APIs on Cloud Native Technologies

2 min read

See how Cloud Native technologies bring benefits to microservice software development. And, how APIClarity gives you better visibility into when your APIs are being utilized properly to improve your security posture, software delivery, and testing in general.

October 7, 2021


Using Kubernetes and Containers to Remotely Manage User Computers

2 min read

Hear how edge computing and cloud native technologies can be used to manage all of the resources needed to run successful in-person workshops. Live session coming to KubeCon.

June 22, 2020


How to Develop IoT Solutions – New Webinar Series Begins

2 min read

New webinar series shows you the basics of IoT, including how to choose devices and communication standards for your solution. A great way to get started with IoT application development and deployment.

August 19, 2019


DevNet Certifications: How to Get Ready for the IoT Exam

5 min read

The DevNet IoT certification gives you the skills to solve the challenges of IoT with best practices from software and IT principles.

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