Thursday, May 23 • 16:45 - 17:20
Panel Discussion: Care and Feeding: Burnout and Self Care in our Community - Aaron Crickenberger, Google; Rithu Leena, Lyft; Ashley McNamara, Microsoft; Stephen Augustus, VMware; and Noah Kantrowitz, Ridecell

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Burnout has recently been discussed a lot in both the open source community and broader tech industry, but too often these discussions simply acknowledge that burnout exists. We can do better. The care and feeding of ourselves is a start. How about the care and feeding of our community?

Together we will talk about the symptoms, sources, and (sometimes) solutions that we have used within the Kubernetes community to address burnout

Whether you are personally struggling, know someone that is, or just want to know more about the difficulties our community faces, please join five of our community leaders in a discussion about burnout.

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Aaron Crickenberger

Staff Test Engineer, Google
Aaron has participated in open source since 2007, cloud since 2009, and Kubernetes since 2015. He co-founded the Kubernetes Testing SIG, and has served on the Kubernetes Steering Committee since its inception in 2017. He has participated in every Kubernetes release since v1.4 and... Read More →

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Rithu Leena

Senior Software Engineer, Lyft
Rithu Leena John is an active member of the Kubernetes community. She currently works in the infrastructure org at Lyft where Kubernetes is her daily bread and butter. Prior to Lyft, Rithu was at CoreOS where she worked on operators, security and enterprise solutions for Kubernetes... Read More →
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Ashley McNamara

Sr Director of DevRel, GitHub
Ashley is a 20-year tech industry veteran, starting from homebrew hardware all the way through cloud evangelism, community management, and mentorship. She is currently a Developer Advocate for Microsoft, with a focus on Cloud Native tools and the Go community. She is also an active... Read More →
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Stephen Augustus

Lead, Cloud Native Tools & Advocacy, VMware
Stephen Augustus is an active leader in the Kubernetes community. He currently serves as a Special Interest Group Chair (Release, PM), a Release Manager, and a subproject owner for Azure.Stephen leads the Cloud Native Developer Strategy team at VMware, driving meaningful interactions... Read More →

Noah Kantrowitz

Infrastructure Team Lead, Ridecell
Noah Kantrowitz is a web developer turned infrastructure automation enthusiast, and all around engineering rabble-rouser. By day he runs an infrastructure team at Ridecell and by night he makes candy and stickers. He is an active member of the DevOps community, and enjoys merge commits... Read More →

Thursday May 23, 2019 16:45 - 17:20 CEST
Hall 8.0 D2