Cloud Native Rejekts EU (Valencia) 2022

Building Tech Communities Inside Companies
2022-05-15, 10:55–11:25, Gallery

Can one bring the open-source style of community inside a company? Yes! It can be done and it should be done.

All enterprises aim to be agile. The chances to have a bunch of people passionate about a specific technology grows with the company size. Often, especially in enterprises, the tech engineers are siloed in their tribes/product centers and can't really collaborate. The "Spotify model" praised by the business is not helping here.

This presentation will cover the bootstrapping of a Kubernetes community in a enterprise. It will showcase a step-by-step framework that can be adapted and replicated for building similar communities. The focus will be on the many benefits it brought to internal engineers, the business and on the impact it can have on the wider open source community.

Catalin is a Cloud Native Consultant at FikaWorks Collective, an independent freelance cooperative of engineers. He is the Docker community leader in the Netherlands and was involved in organizing tech events like DockerCon Europe, Software Circus or Serverless Days Amsterdam. His previous work with Kubernetes includes official tutorials and various end-to-end implementation for companies that are migrating to cloud infrastructure. Outside technology and computer screens, he enjoys traveling (when allowed), reading, running and playing with his daughter.