Sandeep Dinesh

Full-Stack Web Developer.
Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Serverless, Microservices, Node.js, and more


Sandeep started coding and creating websites when he was 12 and hasn't stopped. He is passionate about building easy-to-use products people love. Before Google, he founded an IoT startup in agriculture and developed educational HTML5 games. At Google, Sandeep's goal is to make cloud easy and help developers create the next big thing. He works on cloud native solutions such as Docker, Kubernetes, gRPC, and Istio. Sandeep loves video games, making music, and martial arts, and has Bachelors in Marketing and Computer Science from the University of Richmond.


Istio 101

A quick introduction to Istio and how you can use it to supercharge your microservices on Kubernetes. Goes through installing Istio on a Kubernetes cluster, and then using its various features with a demo microservices deployment.


Easy to use Slack Inviter running on Google App Engine


Simple service that will let you pipe logs directly to Stackdriver Logging

Multiplayer Simon Says

A real-time, internet connected Simon Says game using gRPC and Kubernetes. Works on the computer, phone, and even physical devices!

Kubernetes Workshop

Get up and running with Kubernetes on GKE with Node.js

Firebase Plays GCP

Twitch Plays Pokemon Clone with Firebase and GCP

Code for this website!


Microservices in the Cloud with Kubernetes and Istio

An introduction to Kubernetes and Istio and how you can use them to create cloud native microservices. Goes through making a Docker container, deploying a Kubernetes cluster with GKE, installing Istio, and then using its various features with a demo microservices deployment.

Distributed Microservices Metrics and Tracing with Istio and OpenCensus

In this talk, I demo two open source projects, Istio and OpenCensus, that are based on years of production experience at Google and can significantly help you monitor and trace your distributed microservices. Istio can automatically trace RPC calls between services, and OpenCensus makes it easy to add white-box metrics and tracing to your services so you know what’s going on.

Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker

A quick introduction to Docker and Kubernetes, and then a look into creating scalable APIs with gRPC. Live demo of a real time gRPC bidirectional streaming game as well!

gRPC vs REST? Why not both!

Look at the performance differences between gRPC and REST, and then see how you can easily use both together.

Modern Secrets Management with Vault

As we move from monoliths to distributed microservices, storing secrets in a secure but still accessible way is definitely more of a challenge. In this talk, I give an overview of Vault and how it can dramatically simplify your secret management!

Serverless Peanut Butter and Jelly - GCP and Firebase

See how Firebase and Google Cloud can help you build a fully serverless backend in record time. Complete with live demo!

Supercharging Firebase with Google Cloud Platform

Learn how to create amazing experiences in a snap with the Firebase realtime database and Google Cloud's Machine Learning APIs. We recreate the viral Twitch Plays Pokemon phonomena with a ML twist!

Running MongoDB with containers in Kubernetes with only a little hacking

See how you can run databases in Kubernetes using StatefullSets, and have Kubernetes do the hard stuff for you.

World Scale Microservices

Really cool talk where I deploy a full microservice stack around the world, including stateless and stateful (databases in containers!) services federated over multiple data centers with a global control plane!


Kubernetes NodePort vs LoadBalancer vs Ingress? When should I use what?

Learn about the different ways to expose your Kubernetes services, and when to use which

Get THREE times the capacity for your Kubernetes Cluster for FREE! Too good to be true?

See how Preemtible VMs can dramatically cut your GKE costs without sacrificing performance or reliability

No localhost? No problem! Using Google Cloud Shell as my full time development environment.

Developing with just a web browser is a reality thanks to Google Cloud Shell! Super convenient and easy to use, with a lot of powerful features.

Callbacks, Promises and Async/Await

Asynchronous code in JavaScript can be confusing. Using Promises and Async/Await can make it much nicer!

Kubernetes ConfigMaps and Secrets

Use Kubernetes ConfigMaps and Secrets to store and access dynamic information and keys inside your apps

Three Simple Steps to Save Costs when Prototyping with App Engine Flexible Environment

See how you can save money when getting started with the App Engine Flexible Environment

Sharing Docker Containers in Google Container Registry

Did you know you can share containers between projects? Learn how!

Service Discovery and Configuration on Google Cloud Platform — Spoiler: It’s built in!

Use the Google Cloud Metadata service to easily store service discovery and configuration information for your apps

Developing for Arduino with Docker and Johnny-Five on MacOS

Docker is great, but it's hard to make it work with USB devices like the Arduino on MacOS. With a few clicks, you can make it work!


Kubernetes Best Practices

Video series helping you get the most from your Kubernetes and GKE clusters. Learn best practices, tips and tricks, and optimization strategies.

Testing Out Tools

Video series where I try out various Developer and DevOps tools and platforms by walking through them for first time and give you my first impressions.

Google Datacenter 360° Tour

I go behind the scenes at a Google Datacenter! Super cool, VR headset recommended.

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