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Our story and mission

Past, Present & Future

If the legend is true, Nigel was all about the tech before he was crawling. This passion has grown throughout adolescence and into adulthood (term used very loosely)! 

When most young boys were watching the late-night sports highlights, Nigel was geeking away with computers. During college, when his friends were at the pub, Nigel was usually at home writing programs in FoxPro. It's no surprise that he landed a career in technology, putting in the hard yards in the world of corporate and large enterprises - he still has the scars to prove it! 


Not long into his working life, it was obvious Nigel was going places, so he set up his first company working for himself. But the word work is incorrect with Nigel, he does technology for fun! This is reflected in the high-quality and highly-entertaining training materials he creates!


Nigel's background includes: software development, operating systems, networking, storage, and more... Recently, he spotted an early trend and moved into the world of Docker and containers, becoming a Docker Captain. He has many video training courses at Pluralsight teaching both the basics of Docker and how to be a pro with Docker. He is a highly sought after public speaker and he delivers many Docker workshops. In addition to this, Nigel, is a popular author and has many accolades, including being rated by BookAuthority as having the best ever book written on Docker - Docker Deep Dive


In recent years Nigel has become an expert trainer on Kubernetes. Again, he has many video training courses at Pluralsight and A Cloud Guru. His latest book, The Kubernetes Book, is welcomed and accepted by the Kubernetes world as a masterpiece on learning K8s. You'll also see Nigel delivering talks and workshops at places like DockerCon and KubeCon, and even hosting online webinars. He launched his latest company KubeTrainer, to help people climb the hill to Kubernetes mastery.


You'll find Nigel all over YouTube, especially his weekly #KubernetesMoment show and his monthly Kubernetes this Month show. 


Whether you attend one of Nigel's workshops, join a webinar, read one of his books, or watch one of his popular online video training courses, you'll quickly realise that he's is not your average trainer. He has a habit of getting into your head and getting you excited about learning and progressing your career. This is why Nigel is widely considered the best at what he does - teaching Kubernetes to the world. 

Our Mission

Our purpose is to democratise Kubernetes learning and make it accessible and easy for everyone! 


So far Nigel has trained over 1 million people worldwide. 

Our goal is help over 10 Million people develop their skills and thrive in all things Kubernetes.

Bring it on! 

Teaching Kubernetes to the World

Our Partners

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GIVING BACK

We all must give back

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The two things that Nigel is most passionate about are; his family, and technology. This is reflected in causes and projects that we support...

OpenFaaS open-source project

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Open-source is changing the world. But running an open-source project is hard work!

This is why we're supporting Alex Ellis in his work with OpenFaaS and other projects.

Alex is a top developer and involved with a lot of projects in the cloud and containers ecosystem. OpenFaaS is a project with close links to Docker and Kubernetes, so we're happy to be able to help.

Malala Fund

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It's no secret that Nigel is passionate about education. As a father of three daughters, he appreciates the privilege of living in a part of the world that values education of girls.

We're proud to support the Malala Fund in its mission to create a world where girls can learn and lead. 

Girls football

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Nigel has three daughters and is passionate about girls football (soccer). His middle daughter plays for three local teams, and Nigel gives his time and talents coaching two local teams (FoC). As a business, we provide financial support to Macclesfield Ladies Football Club - this season we've provided kits for all age-groups (under-9 all the way through to over-18) 

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FOCUS

Nigel is an avid reader. Well... he listens to audio-books and seems to think reading from paper is a thing of the past.

Anyway, several years ago he read I Am Malala. The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Since then, he has tried to support and promote equal opportunities for girls in all areas of life and all areas of the world. This is why he coaches girls football, and why we now support The Malala Fund.