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Tuesday, May 21


Mental Health in Tech - Dr. Jennifer Akullian, Growth Coaching Institute
According to research by Open Sourcing Mental Illness, 51% of individuals working in the tech community have been identified with a mental illness. This is disproportionate to the 20% prevalence in the general population. To compound the concern, many working in the tech community are at risk for burnout, a condition that often resembles mental illness. While lots of people in tech struggle with mental health, industry-specific research and advocacy in the community is disproportionately inadequate.

For organizations, awareness and advocacy around employee mental health is crucial, after all, happy employees are more productive and less likely to leave their job. For employees who are struggling, it is important they know that they are not alone and there is help. This talk is focused on reducing the stigma around mental illness and expanding education and awareness into how to help yourself and others in your community. Jennifer will provide mental health background as she reviews the research pertaining to the tech community. Industry-specific burnout will be discussed and strategies for improving one’s experience or helping a friend or colleague will be examined.

Participants will learn concrete steps for improving mental health in the workplace at an organizational, team, and individual level.

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Jennifer Akullian

Founder | Psychologist, Growth Coaching Institute
Jennifer is a psychologist, coach, and founder of Growth Coaching Institute. She supports the growth of leaders, professionals and teams in the tech industry. Jennifer is an advisor and speaker on the topic of mental health in technology and is honored to be invited to speak at her... Read More →

Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.0 C4


Panel Discussion: From User to Member: Becoming a Kubernetes Contributor - Jason Murray, iNNOVO Cloud GmbH; Cyrine Jabri, iNNOVO Cloud GmbH; James Munnelly, Jetstack.io; Kris Nova, Independent; and Nikhita Raghunath, Loodse
While the reasons for contributing to Kubernetes are diverse, we share a passion for the community. This session will cover the participants journey in becoming a member of Kubernetes, and share anecdotes on how to start contributing to Kubernetes, eventually obtain membership, and beyond.

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Jason Murray

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, iNNOVO Cloud GmbH
Jason Murray is a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at iNNOVO Cloud . He is a Kubernetes member focusing on SIG Cluster Lifecycle and SIG OpenStack. Jason is also the host of the weekly Cluster API Provider Implementers EMEA SIG Cluster Lifecycle meeting. Prior to joining iNNOVO, Jason... Read More →

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Nikhita Raghunath

Software Engineer, Loodse
Nikhita is a software engineer at Loodse and is a core contributor to Kubernetes. She is on the Kubernetes Steering Committee, a CNCF Ambassador, and the technical lead for SIG Contributor Experience.
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Kris Nóva

Chief Open Source Advocate, Sysdig
Kris Nova, Chief Open Source Advocate at Sysdig, focuses on security, intrusion detection, and the Linux kernel with Kubernetes and eBPF. As an active advocate for open source, Nova is an ambassador for the CNCF and the creator of kubicorn, a successful Kubernetes infrastructure management... Read More →
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James Munnelly

Solutions Engineer, Jetstack
James is a Solutions Engineer at Jetstack, which involves helping customers bend and break Kubernetes to their will. He helps maintain a number of extensions to Kubernetes, including cert-manager (a Kubernetes native x509 certificates platform), kubernetes-sigs/kind (Kubernetes-in-Docker... Read More →
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Cyrine Jabri

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, iNNOVO Cloud GmbH
Cyrine has recently joined the Kubernetes community, and works as a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at iNNOVO Cloud. Cyrine recently completed her masters studies in Computer science. She focuses primarily on SIG Cluster Lifecycle projects, specifically Cluster API.

Tuesday May 21, 2019 14:50 - 15:25
Hall 8.0 D4


KEPs: Evolving Kubernetes at the Speed of Trust - Caleb Miles, Google
What is Kubernetes?

Every now and again we try to enumerate the scope of the Kubernetes Project; but this only represents a snapshot of our best understanding of the value that Kubernetes provides to our community. With the Kubernetes Enhancement Proposal (KEP) Process we have been working on a mechanism to evolve Kubernetes at the Speed of Trust™.

 Learn what the KEP process is, how to use it, how it connects to the API Review Process and Enhancement Tracking processes; and how we are employing KEPs to solve our own ship of Theseus problem. ¡Todos a bordo!


Tuesday May 21, 2019 15:55 - 16:30
Hall 8.0 D4
Wednesday, May 22


Navigating the Cloud Native Community for End Users - Cheryl Hung, CNCF
As Director of Ecosystem at the CNCF, my mission is to foster the End User community, ensure end users' voices are well represented and ultimately, that organizations can adopt cloud native successfully.

Through 45 interviews conducted in December 2018, I found that end users face three broad challenges:

* Solving an immediate technical need
* Growing an engineering team
* Building business strategy around cloud native

I will describe how to overcome these challenges with the help of the CNCF, and the CNCF's strategy for end users in 2019.

Attendees will learn how to participate in and contribute to the cloud native community, and how to be good open source citizens.

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Cheryl Hung

Director of Ecosystem, Linux Foundation
Cheryl Hung is Director of Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she drives adoption of cloud native infrastructure. As a non-profit under the Linux Foundation, the CNCF hosts open source projects including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy.She founded the 5000... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.0 D4


Merging Quickly in a Cloud Native World - Lucas Roesler, Contiamo
You are really excited by a new project, you have a great idea to contribute, you click submit ... and wait. The latest StackOverflow community report states that 80% of surveyed developers are coding in their free time but only 44% are contributing to open source projects. While this number seems good, can we do better? How can we ensure that both contributors and maintainers enjoy and benefit from participating?

In this presentation Lucas goes behind the scenes of the OpenFaaS project to share his knowledge from contributing to OpenFaaS and becoming a core contributor. We will walk through the standard git flow to understand what the maintainers of a large open-source project are looking for in new contributions, what we are doing to improve the experience, what the Kubernetes community at large is working on to help, and what you can do to get your pull request merged more quickly.

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Lucas Roesler

Lucas Roesler is a Software Architect and Team Lead at Contiamo where he focuses on how cloud-native technologies can empower data scientists. In his free time he is a Core Contributor to OpenFaaS. He is the 2nd overall contributor to OpenFaaS https://kenfdev.o6s.io/github-stats-page... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:55 - 12:30
Hall 8.0 D4


2 Years of TGIKubernetes - Joe Beda, VMware
2 years ago Joe Beda tweeted about a Friday afternoon “Hacking on Kubernetes with Joe”. The overall interest with overwhelming. The sessions serve as an archive of Kubernetes and cloud native knowledge that we share with the broader open source community. What started out as a fun carefree afternoon with Joe, later turned into one of the most prized cloud native resources on the internet. Join us as we talk about the lessons we learned, and talk about the struggle to get to where we are today.

We learn about how Kubernetes empowers engineers to “test drive” open source software at faster iteration cycles than ever before. With TGIK8s we have inadvertently discovered that sharing technology can cost an organization less in resources than encouraging independent evaluation of tooling.

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Joe Beda

Principal Engineer, VMware
Doing cloud native stuff at VMware

Wednesday May 22, 2019 14:00 - 14:35
Hall 8.0 D4


5 Steps to Building Inclusive Communities - Ashlynn Polini, Docker
5 Steps to Building an Inclusive Communities

The drive to connect is fundamental to human nature. But how do you build a community that your users want to be a part of? With 10 DockerCon’s under her belt, Ashlynn Polini shares the secrets behind creating inclusive events and programs for developers and operator communities, including:

- How to create an inclusive and welcoming community that users want to be a part of
- What to prioritize for a great user experience
- How virtual and in person events should be fundamental to your community strategy

Attendees will leave this talk with a checklist of tried and true methods to help them build experiences and programs for their next meetup or conference.

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Ashlynn Polini

Sr Manager, Events, Docker
Ashlynn Polini runs the user conference known as DockerCon, where she helps awesome Docker community members inspire, connect and learn from each other. Prior to Docker, Ashlynn worked at startups helping to build marketing and operations programs. Ashlynn is a recovering soccer athlete... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 14:50 - 15:25
Hall 8.0 D4


A Kubernetes Application End-to-End: DevStats - Łukasz Gryglicki, CNCF & Josh Berkus, Red Hat
You may know DevStats as a repository of contributor statistics for Kubernetes (devstats.cncf.io), but you're about to find out that it is also a great demonstration case of migrating a complete application to orchestrated microservices. Our community has lacked solid, production-quality, end-to-end, all-open-source application examples, so we decided to make DevStats into one.

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Josh Berkus

Kubernetes Community Manager, Red Hat
Josh Berkus contributes to Kubernetes for Red Hat, working on contributor experience, multicluster, releases, and all of Red Hat's many Kubernetes-related projects. He lives in Portland, OR, USA.
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Łukasz Gryglicki

Senior Software Developer, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
I am a Senior Developer at the CNCF since March 2017. Prior to joining the CNCF, I've worked remotely for companies based in the US, including CleverStep, Jamis and Spreemo Health. Currently, I'm working on a few CNCF projects (Devstats, velocity (top projects for CNCF, The Linux... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:55 - 16:30
Hall 8.0 D4


The Spotify Story: Moving from NIH to an Active CNCF Community Member - Jim Haughwout, Spotify
Four years ago, at Spotify, we built and managed the majority of our infrastructure ourselves. We managed our own data centres. We built our own time series database. We built our own orchestration technology (ironically releasing it the same week as Google did Kubernetes). Today our world is very different. We serve over 200 million monthly users from a cloud provider. We are a CNCF member. We have more than doubled our open source initiatives in the last two years. In this talk, Jim Haughwout--Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Spotify--will talk about Spotify’s path on this journey, including how it’s “Build Infrastructure Together” strategy is helping build infrastructure faster and lower adoption costs. He will also share the challenges has Spotify faced on this continuing journey, and some early learnings that may help other CNCF member companies.

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James Haughwout

Head of Infrastructure & Operations, Spotify
Jim Haughwout (pronounced "how-it"), is the Head of Infrastructure & Operations as Spotify. He is passionate about creating technology that let people discover new items of interest, do things they have never been able to do before and overcome "unsolvable" problems. He is equally... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 16:45 - 17:20
Hall 8.0 D4
Thursday, May 23


State of Kubernetes Contributor Community - Paris Pittman, Google
The Kubernetes contributor community spans the globe reaching over 26,000 people since the start of the project. If we grow on the same trajectory as years past, expect to cross 30,000 by Barcelona. (eek - a prediction!)

What does the contributor landscape look like after 5 years in the land of open source? In this talk, I'll highlight:
-who are our contributors now?,
-new programs that have been created to help scale the community,
-stories as told through data on our communication platforms,
-and give recognition throughout

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Paris Pittman

Kubernetes OSS Strategy, Google
Paris is a Developer Relations Program Manager on Google Cloud's Open Source Strategy team focusing on the Kubernetes Community. She is a co-chair of the special interest group for Contributor Experience and an organizer of Bay Area Kubernetes Meetup with 4,000 members. She has 14... Read More →

Thursday May 23, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.0 D2


How to Create Kubernetes Experts - Clarke Vennerbeck & Aaron Teague, Supergiant
Effective knowledge transfer is critical for the continued survival of Kubernetes end-users (and projects).

Rapid growth and adoption of Kubernetes has left a growing demand for operators and developers unmet. In addition, an ever-growing catalog of OSS has sprung up along with Kubernetes, expanding the qualifications needed to operate in an enterprise-worthy fashion.

Our company has dealt with this challenge by changing the way we acquire Kubernetes talent--by building experts in house, sometimes from little to no experience. With good training and committed participants, this is achievable for anyone!

Learn tactics, approaches, and practical tips to training teams with any skill level, creating new generations of Kubernetes experts!

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Aaron Teague

Software Engineer, Supergiant
Aaron Teague is a Software Engineer with Qbox’s Supergiant team. He manages several Kubernetes clusters that host instances of Elasticsearch. He enjoys mentoring others, making complex problems palatable, and discovering those "aha!" moments. Before joining Qbox, he was a hobbyist... Read More →
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Clarke Vennerbeck

Kubernetes Educator/Evangelist, Qbox, Inc.
Hi! I'm Clarke, a CKA, CKAD, and the primary author of Supergiant University's 90+ modules--I'm engulfed by the flames of industrial progress! I’m thankful for the educators of the K8s community, and I hope to provide what I can to help others grow!

Thursday May 23, 2019 11:55 - 12:30
Hall 8.0 D2


Public Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) Meeting - Moderated by Chris Aniszczyk, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
The Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) provides technical leadership to the cloud-native community. The CNCF will host a public TOC meeting, inviting the community to discuss the project roadmap for 2019, the upcoming TOC Election Schedule for 2019, along with holding an open Q&A for the community with TOC members.

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Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, The Linux Foundation

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Alexis Richardson

Founder & CEO, Weaveworks
Alexis is the CEO of Weaveworks and the chairman of the TOC for CNCF. Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Tomcat and vFabric. Alexis was responsible for resetting the product direction of Spring and transitioning the vFabric business... Read More →
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Liz Rice

Technology Evangelist, Aqua Security
Liz Rice is the Technology Evangelist with container security specialists Aqua Security, where she works on container-related open source projects. She was Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 in Copenhagen, Shanghai & Seattle. She has a wealth of software development, team... Read More →

Jeff Brewer

Vice President, Chief Architect of the Small Business and Self Employed Group, Intuit
Jeff is Vice President, Chief Architect of the Small Business and Self Employed Group at Intuit. This group is responsible for QuickBooks and its ecosystem. As Vice President, Chief Architect of QuickBooks, Jeff is responsible for the technology strategy of the small business and... Read More →
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Joe Beda

Principal Engineer, VMware
Doing cloud native stuff at VMware

Thursday May 23, 2019 11:55 - 12:30
Hall 8.1 G2


Panel Discussion: Metrics that Matter: How to Forge More Diverse, Inclusive Communities - Sarah Conway, Linux Foundation; Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia; and Nicole Huesman, Intel
While it is well-recognized that diversity and inclusion are key to healthy open source communities, numbers lag and the ability to foster inclusive environments remains challenging. The CHAOSS Project’s Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup is focused on establishing a set of peer-validated, research-informed standards and best practices to measure, and in turn, increase, diversity and inclusion across open source communities. Join us for an interactive session to learn about our work to date and the progress we’ve made in areas such as creating a set of community-curated metrics to track diversity. Hear how projects like Kubernetes handle community recognition, mentorship and inclusive leadership. Just as important, help us shape our work. Let’s work together to make our collective cloud native communities more welcoming, broader, and heterogeneous.

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Sarah Conway

VP, Communications, The Linux Foundation
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Daniel Izquierdo

Chief Data Officer, Bitergia, InnerSourceCommons community
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently holding the position of Chief Data Officer, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis and... Read More →
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Nicole Huesman

Community & Developer Advocate, Intel Corporation
For over 20 years, Nicole has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance of the work of her engineering colleagues in a way that delivers true business value. She dove into the world of open source at Intel over eight... Read More →

Thursday May 23, 2019 14:00 - 14:35
Hall 8.0 D2


Oops!...I Did It Again — I Reinvented gRPC - Austin Lamon & Dave Zolotusky, Spotify
Does your organization have talented engineers who know the in’s and out’s of your infrastructure and operations? Do they know just the tool that will solve all your problems and want to build it? That happens every day at Spotify and is the reason we’ve built our own RPC framework… complete with it’s own CLI, protocol, rate limiting, circuit breaking, and performance tooling... that we're actively moving away from toward gRPC.

Metaphorically, it’s much like choosing to build the perfect puzzle piece to fit within existing infrastructure versus tweaking infrastructure and adopting an Open Source puzzle piece.

In this session we will discuss this ‘reinvention’ phenomenon, explain the tradeoffs of building foundational technologies like gRPC in-house (we accidentally built a Kubernetes competitor many years ago too, oops!), and detail the often overlooked benefits of using Open Source.

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Austin Lamon

Group Product Manager, Spotify
Austin Lamon is a software engineer turned product manager who is passionate about building scalable & resilient products that delight developers & customers. He currently leads product for Spotify's Core Infrastructure team in Stockholm and New York building the service platform... Read More →
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Dave Zolotusky

Software Engineer, Spotify
Dave Zolotusky is a software engineer on Spotify's Infrastructure and Operations team in Stockholm, Sweden. His team builds and maintains the core platform that the rest of Spotify runs on. Before joining Spotify, Dave worked at Amazon Web Services, VMware, and Microsoft.

Thursday May 23, 2019 14:50 - 15:25
Hall 8.0 D2


What Goes in a Release: Kubernetes 1.14 in Code, Conversations, and Hearts - Maria Ntalla, Pivotal
During the run of a Kubernetes release, a huge group of people comes together to suggest features, agree on implementation details, develop, integrate and ship the next version of Kubernetes. People from all over the world, from various companies and backgrounds come together to make it happen.

This talk will look at publicly available data from github, slack and mailing lists to tell a story about the makeup and diversity of the Kubernetes community, as well as the code, the interactions, the effectiveness and the dedication of the work that goes into building a Kubernetes release.

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Maria Ntalla

Engineering Manager, Pivotal
Maria is a software engineer and engineering manager at Pivotal, working on the Kubernetes open-source contributions team. She previously worked on CloudFoundry. She has spoken at CF Summit conferences since 2016, and more recently at SpringOne platform.

Thursday May 23, 2019 15:55 - 16:30
Hall 8.0 D2


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
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

Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
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
Hall 8.0 D2