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What is OpenGitOps?

OpenGitOps is a set of open-source standards, best practices, and community-focused education to help organizations adopt a structured, standardized approach to implementing GitOps.

GitOps is the best thing since configuration as code. Git changed how we collaborate, but declarative configuration is the key to dealing with infrastructure at scale, and sets the stage for the next generation of management tools.

- Kelsey Hightower Staff Developer Advocate, Google

I wish GitOps practices were available a decade ago. GitOps increases the quality of everything we do. Right now, I can't imagine working differently anytime in the future.

- Florian Heubeck, Principal Engineer, MediaMarktSaturn Technology

GitOps feels like the right way to manage Kubernetes clusters. Other pre-containerization CI/CD tools are flakey, fragile and take up valuable time. Engineers should focus on solving code problems, and not on the deployment process.

- Curve

GitOps Principles v1.0.0

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    A system managed by GitOps must have its desired state expressed declaratively.

  2. 2

    Versioned and Immutable

    Desired state is stored in a way that enforces immutability, versioning and retains a complete version history.

  3. 3

    Pulled Automatically

    Software agents automatically pull the desired state declarations from the source.

  4. 4

    Continuously Reconciled

    Software agents continuously observe actual system state and attempt to apply the desired state.

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Upcomings Events

Today, Mon Nov 20 2023

Dec 05, 2023
OpenGitOps EU

Past Events

Nov 06, 2023
ArgoCon NA 2023
Kubecon - Chicago, IL USA
May 08, 2023
GitOpsCon North America
OpenSource Summit - Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Apr 18, 2023
ArgoCon EU 2023
Kubecon - Amsterdam Netherlands
Apr 18, 2023
OpenGitOps Project Meeting
Kubecon - Amsterdam Netherlands
Oct 24, 2022
GitOpsCon North America
Kubecon - Detroit, Michigan + Virtual
Sep 19, 2022
ArgoCon NA 2022
Hybrid (In-Person and Virtual)
Jun 08, 2022
GitOps Days 2022
May 17, 2022
GitOpsCon Europe
Kubecon - Valencia, Spain
Mar 31, 2022
GitOps for Helm Users with Scott Rigby