Phippy and friends

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

Introducing Phippy and friends




Captain Kube

The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes

The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes is a simple, gentle answer a father gave his daughter when she inquisitively asked about Kubernetes. It’s 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.

Phippy Goes to the Zoo

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

Phippy and Zee go to the Mountains

Another work featuring Phippy and friends: Join Phippy and Zee on a 4-dimensional hike!

Phippy In Space: Adventures in Cloud-Native Recovery

In the not-so-distant future, space outposts (cloud-native infrastructure) are the next frontier for settlement and Captain Kube is in charge of the cutting-edge Mars outpost. As the outpost has grown in size and complexity, Captain Kube needs to find solutions for many of the settlement’s growing pains. He has recruited Phippy to work with him on the outpost’s Day 2 challenges.

Join them on their adventure, as they journey to Mars and brainstorm solutions.

Phippy’s Quest for Cloud Native Transformation

Phippy is discussing her business challenges with Captain Kube to make the most of an upcoming big sale. Join their discussion on how to be truly cloud native.

Get Phippy and friends collectibles at the CNCF Store

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 ButcherKaren 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.