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[Workshop] FLEDGE hands-on – Lightweight Kubernetes for edge devices

November 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


For registrations and more information on the location plan of the day, please visit the Eventbrite platform (available soon).


Join us on November 21st, from 10:00 till 13:00, when the OpenCloudification team (TheBeacon, imec IDLab and LSEC) will be hosting a FLEDGE Workshop.

FLEDGE is an open source, Kubernetes-compatible platform for deploying applications to edge devices and securely connecting them to the cloud.

The event is free to attend, but requites prior registration. It’s a physical-only event that takes place at the iGent tower, technologiepark-zwijnaarde 126, 9052 Zwijnaarde.

Contact — IDLab - Internet Technology and Data Science Lab — Ghent University


FLEDGE is a lightweight alternative to Kubernetes on the edge. It uses 90% less memory and 75% less disk space compared to vanilla Kubernetes. Yet, it provides the same API and developer experience.

It allows users to manage edge devicesdeploy applications, and set up secure cloud-edge data streams using the familiar Kubernetes interfaces.

This workshop will give you hands-on experience with FLEDGE. It will teach you how to get started with it on an edge device, how to deploy applications, and how to set up data streams.

Key Takeaways

  • Edge device management and monitoring from the cloud.
  • Edge application deployment and monitoring from the cloud.
  • Cloud-edge data stream management.


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  • A laptop with VirtualBox or VMWare player installed. We will provide participants with a Linux virtual machine a week before the workshop.

We provide the edge devices (raspberry pi’s), and the cloud (a personal Kubernetes cluster in CloudNativeLab).

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Please register on the Eventbrite platform.

This event is free to attend, upon registration in advance. However, please do take into account that for a no-show, or non-attendance, you will be charged – invoice of 150 EUR – excl VAT. This is mainly to cover facilities and catering.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have specific plans or if you’re considering starting with cloud or open-cloud technologies

About the organizers:

  • IDLab is a research group at imec, associated with Ghent University. Learn more at idlab.technology
  • LSEC is a non-profit association focused on CyberSecurity. Learn more at leadersinsecurity.org


LSEC – Leaders In Security


iGent tower
technologiepark-zwijnaarde 126
Zwijnaarde, 9052 Belgium
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