Become Cloud Native

In just 48 hours, you will learn the fundamentals of building cloud native applications. As you learn, you'll pair with practitioners that have built applications and engineering teams for hundreds of startups and enterprises - developers and platform engineers that have spearheaded the cloud native revolution!

Level-up your dev team

If you're a developer, lead developer, or platform engineer looking to make the transition to modern software development, Cloud Native Weekend is for you. Over the weekend, you'll spend the majority of your time immersed in leading edge tools and frameworks. You'll learn how to test drive clean architectures, how to organize your code base to evolve over time - and you'll learn when and when not to build microservice driven architectures.

Accelerate your team's transition to building modern software

Practice cloud native essentials in a hands-on, immersive learning environment while building real applications.

What to Expect

Day 1 - Friday evening


Meet the team and your colleagues

Day 2 - Saturday


  • Capture business and product goals
  • Identify early delivery risks
  • Create a product backlog
  • Estimate and prioritize stories
  • Understand emergent iterations

Single application

  • Learn about evolutionary architecture
  • Understand modern cloud platforms
  • Deploy a single application
  • Set up a continuous integration environment
  • Test drive new features

Day 3 - Sunday

Distributed System

  • Learn the benefits of distributed system
  • Understand common patterns and practices
  • Write features using REST collaboration
  • Deploy a system using event collaboration


  • Reflect on your experience
  • Learn to grow high-performing teams
  • Understand psychological safety
  • Learn to maintain culture


Close out your experience with dinner

Weekend Schedule

Breckenridge, CO

The workshop will introduce you to software architecture and design concepts necessary to build and scale large, data intensive, distributed systems. Starting with software engineering best practices and loosely coupled, highly cohesive microservices - the course will take you through the evolution of a distributed system over time.

  • Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021
  • 2 day schedule. Exercises in Java and Kotlin

Pricing includes three nights of lodging at Gravity Haus Breckenridge, parking, breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception.

Get in touch

Have specific content or dates in mind? Reach out and we'll work with you to meet your team's needs.

Interested in DevOps?

You are in luck! We have a half-day workshop focused on the essentials of building a modern application platform on Kubernetes.

During the workshop you'll explore the below topics as you create your own modern application platform -

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Attendee FAQ

Should I attend?

The program is intended for product teams moving to the cloud, consultants, and early stage startups; Techstars, Y Combinator, 500 Startups. Larger firms that are struggling to make the most of modern software development practices. You should attend if you program most of the day and you're interested in learning how to build cloud native applications using Dropwizard, Spring Boot, Ktor, Sinatra, and Flask.

Can my entire team attend?

Yes! We are able to accommodate private cohorts of 16-20 people. Just reach out!

How is this different from developer training courses?

  • Cloud Native Weekend is run by active practitioners who are solving software problems daily. Practitioners that ship high quality software everyday - and focus on practical approaches to help your team do the same.
  • Discussions and exercises are harvested from active, complex projects - modified to provide instructional value. Exercises that maximize the learn by doing it versus talking about it.
  • Cloud Native Weekend is a highly interactive and immersive experience. The program is focused on the essence of software engineering - not the accidents. How to build large, sustainable systems - versus how to use a specific language or framework.
  • We work in teams, as one would in the real world, and seek to build a growing community of modern practitioners who can call upon each other for help for years to come.

Can you focus on specific topics?

For sure. We can tailor the content for private cohorts. We'll schedule an initial meeting to walk your team through the content and make adjustments. Just reach out!

Where are the events held?

We're currently running cohorts remotely and in Boulder, CO - although, we're open to other high-tech cities and select destinations around the world.

  • Denver, CO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • via Zoom

How much does a private cohort cost?

Cost is determined by cohort size. Once you submit your registration request, we'll get back to you on possible dates and pricing. Funds are used for sherpa chai, local pale ales, kombucha, and event space.


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