About the ModernApps Ninja Community
The ModernApps Ninja Program is a knowledge sharing community anchored by the Tanzu team at VMware. The community enjoys broad participation from VMware experts who help contribute and maintain elearning courses, lab guides and knowledge sharing assets for the community.
What makes the ModernApps Ninja program different from other learning programs is our participative, knowledge sharing community. While VMware experts provide and oversee learning materials, community participants are invited to participate in the maintenance and administration of these production assets, which are built and maintained using foundational technologies and best practices for devops and modern application platforms.
Information Technology and Application Development are undergoing transformative change and have significant differences from legacy operations and development. As IT professionals embark on this modernization journey, many professionals are faceing new technology and transformation efforts with very limited experience and are often expected to take a course and then go implement new technologies in production.
For those already working and experienced in modern application environments, the rapid pace of change and new innovation is a challenge for anyone to keep up with. Open Source is the center of these new technologies, and the rapid innovation found in open source is clearly centered in the large and diverse communities that come together to make open source possible.
The pace of innovation driven by open source was not possible in earlier and more closed development, it’s ony possible through community. Likewise, keeping pace with and experiencing all the benefits of new innovation cannot be done alone, it must be a community effort.
The ModernApps Ninja Community is designed based on these new realities and we strive to bring powerful learning and knowledge sharing assets freely to our open community. We invite anyone interested to join and participate, whether to take courses and try out lab guides, or to take the next step and learn to contribute and participate in our modern infrastructure and platform development and operations, where we teach real, hands on skills on the production educational assets that power the community.
Thank you for your interest in the ModernApps Ninja Community!
Many of our participants learned to make their first Github Commit through the Ninja Program. One participant reported that he had never made a Github commit and learned how to as he became an active contributor in the Ninja Community - and has since gone on to become a committer to Kubernetes and other leading open source projects!