Phippy and Friends




Captain Kube

Phippy is a simple PHP app, trying to find a home in a cloud native world.

The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes is a simple, gentle answer a father gives his daughter when she inquisitively asked about Kubernetes. Dedicated to all the parents who try to explain software engineering to their children.

The star of “The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes“, Phippy and her friends explain the core concepts of Kubernetes in simple terms.

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Follow the tale of Phippy and her niece Zee as they take an educational trip to the Kubernetes Zoo.

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The characters Phippy, Captain Kube, Goldie, and Zee and the two books are owned by The Linux Foundation, on behalf of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), which means that you can remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. If you use the characters, please include the text “” to provide attribution (and online, please include a link to

The characters and the two books were created by Matt Butcher, Karen Chu, and Bailey Beougher and donated by Microsoft to CNCF. Goldie is based on the Go Gopher, created by Renee French, which is also licensed under CC-BY.

Images of Phippy, Captain Kube, Goldie, and Zee are available in the CNCF artwork repo in svg and png formats and in color, black, and white.