TEQnation Masterclasses

The TEQnation Masterclasses Live are coming up! Fully digital, live and FREE you can engage with world-class IT experts.
They will take you on a deep dive in all the technology topics you love.

Kubernetes Workshop – powered by SUSE

March 2nd, 2021

These TEQnation Workshops are a follow-up on the Kubernetes Masterclasses. Just like our Masterclasses, this workshops is completely free. You should know Rob Knight (SUSE CTO for Enterprise Cloud Products) & Peter Andersson (SUSE Technical Strategist) from them, if you want to dive into the theory of Kubernetes first: Rewatch TEQnation Masterclasses: Kubernetes. If you prefer reading over watching, go check out their Kubernetes for dummies book at the bottom of SUSE’s partner page!

  • 15:00-17:00: Rob Knight & Peter Andersson – Kubernetes Deep Dive Workshop

Tame the Kubernetes beast!

Join SUSE for a hands-on practical deep dive into the Rancher Kubernetes Management platform, with focus on our latest open source innovation: Fleet.
Fleet is an open source continuous delivery GitOps tool, that enables developers to deploy and manage apps at scale, and empowers operators to manage up a million Kubernetes clusters.

Kubernetes Masterclass – powered by SUSE

February 16th, 2021

These second TEQnation Masterclasses will focus on Kubernetes! First, Rob Knight (SUSE CTO for Enterprise Cloud Products) & Peter Andersson (SUSE Technical Strategist) will show you all you need to know about the Open Source solutions of SUSE, focussing on Kubernetes and and how to enable them to optimize your development pipeline. Afterwards we got “Kubernetes Magic in Cloud Development” coming up by Rania Mohamed from Google!


  • 15:00-15:50: Rob Knight & Peter Andersson – Tame the Kubernetes beast!
  • 15:50-16:00: Break
  • 16:00-16:50: Rania Mohamed – Kubernetes Magic in Cloud Development

Tame the Kubernetes beast!

In this session we will update you on SUSE & Rancher’s latest innovations in open source container & application platforms.

At this moment there’s an explosion of devops practises. But how to enable them? You will learn how you can use Kubernetes management technologies to simplify, modernize and accelerate your entire development workflow while reducing your operational overheads.

We will discuss real life customer success stories, and give a live demonstration to illustrate the agility you can experience from embracing this SUSE – Rancher container technology.

On the 2nd of March we will organize a deep dive, hands-on Masterclass. So make sure you get your theory at this session and get your hands dirty the second of March!

Bio Rob Knight

Rob is SUSE’s CTO for Enterprise Cloud Products, and is responsible for SUSE’s overall strategy and vision for Application Delivery. He has been working with containers in production environments since before Kubernetes was released, and played a critical role in taking SUSE’s Application Delivery Solutions to market. He’s been working in the Application Delivery space for over 12 years at a variety of companies, and speaks daily to customers, partners, press and analysts on the future of the Application Delivery marketplace.

Bio Peter Andersson

Peter is a Technical strategist at SUSE and focuses on Application Delivery Platforms in EMEA. He lives with his family in the Stockholm area, Sweden. He has been working with Open Source for more than 15 years in many roles and organisations. Such as: Product Manager for op5, a Swedish organisation making IT monitoring solutions based on Open Source, Sales Engineer at Black Duck helping organisations manage security- and legal risks associated with Open Source.

Kubernetes Magic in Cloud Development

Cloud Development includes a lot of challenges and lots of myths. In this session we will walk through both challenges and myths as well as practicing patterns targeting functional and nonfunctional use cases; showing how to overcome such challenges and implement the use case easily using Kubernetes on the Google Cloud Platform.

Rania Mohamed

Rania Mohamed is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Google.
Her work focuses on Cloud Native Development & Computing, Service Oriented Architectures and Application Integration. She supports companies with large-scale digital transformation.
Originally from Egypt and now living in the Netherlands, Rania has worked as a Solutions Architect for companies like DXC and SUSE prior to joining Google.

Neural Networks – powered by Capgemini

October 27, 2020

On this Tuesday we will take a look under the hood of Neural Networks. We will start off with an introductory session by Soham Dasgupta (ADF, Java, Javascript Guru @ Capgemini) about Deep Learning. Afterwards we will see how to put this theory into practice and how to produce Real-Time Deep Fakes by Thomas Endres (Partner at TNG Technology Consulting) & Martin Förtsch (Principal Consultant at TNG Technology Consulting). This day will be hosted by Leonie Huizing (Java Developer @ Capgemini).


  • 19:00-19:40: Soham Dasgupta – Journey to the core of Neural Networks with DeepLearning4J
  • 19:40-19:50: Break
  • 19:50-20:30: Thomas Endres & Martin Förtsch – Deepfakes 2.0 – How Neural Networks are Changing our World

Journey to the core of Neural Networks with DeepLearning4J

Neural networks in combination with Deep learning provides the best results in the field of image recognition, speech or sound classification and natural language processing. But what is Neural network and Deep learning? How does it work? This session will explain core concepts, mathematics and the popular algorithms behind it. Using Java library, DeepLearning4J you will see how easily you can create a Neural network. This session is targeted to the developers and architects like me with no data science background to grasp the power of neural networks and deep learning and how they can apply them back to their job.

Bio Soham:

Soham Dasgupta is by role a Solution Architect at Capgemini. He has over 14 years of IT experience in software programming, designing and architecture.

But apart from that he is a tech enthusiastic and Java/Javascript expert. He blogs regularly and speaks on various tech conferences around the world.

His contributions to the Oracle community earned him “Oracle ACE Associate” title.

Deepfakes 2.0 – How Neural Networks are Changing our World

Imagine looking into a mirror, but not to see your own face. Instead, you are looking in the eyes of Barack Obama or Angela Merkel. Your facial expressions are seamlessly transferred to that other person’s face in real time.

The TNG Hardware Hacking Team has managed to create a prototype that transfers faces from one person to another in real time based on Deepfakes. Neural networks detect faces within a video input, then translate them and integrate them back to the video output. Through this technique it is possible to project deceptively real imitations onto other people. For this purpose, we used Keras trained autoencoder networks and various face recognition algorithms.

In this talk, Thomas Endres and Martin Förtsch will give an entertaining and vivid introduction into the world of real-time Deepfakes. In doing so, they particularly focus on the deep learning techniques used within the application. Several live demonstrations will complete this event.

Bio Thomas

In his role as an Associate Partner for TNG Technology Consulting in Munich, Thomas Endres works as an IT consultant. Besides his normal work for the company and the customers he is creating various prototypes – like a telepresence robotics system with which you can see reality through the eyes of a robot, or an Augmented Reality AI that shows the world from the perspective of an artist. He is working on various applications in the fields of AR/VR, AI and gesture control, putting them to use e.g. in autonomous or gesture controlled drones. But he is also involved in other open source projects written in Java, C# and all kinds of JavaScript languages.

Bio Martin

Principal Consultant at TNG Technology Consulting GmbH, Intel Black Belt Software Developer and Software Innovator, Oracle JavaOne Rock Star, Speaker

More masterclasses will be announced soon!