Ajesh Baby

Ajesh Baby is CKA and working as Product Manager at Mayadata Inc. He has expertise in Storage and Identity Management and loves to experiment and find solutions that help customers to perform their daily tasks more easily.

  • Cluster Migration: Data on the Fly
Alex Ellis

Alex is a respected expert on serverless and cloud native computing. He founded OpenFaaS, one of the most popular open-source serverless projects, where he has built the community via writing, speaking, and extensive personal engagement. As a consultant and CNCF Ambassador, he helps companies around the world build great developer experiences and navigate the cloud native landscape.

  • Still waiting for IPv6? Get ingress to any Kubernetes cluster with inlets
Alison Dowdney

Alison is a Customer Reliability Engineer at Weaveworks, and an Undergraduate student at the University of Waikato. Coming from a startup background, she has a wealth of hands on experience with Kubernetes. She is passionate about helping others starting out with cloud native applications.

  • 7 YAML Customization Tools That You Can’t Live Without (or Can Leave Behind)
Amit Kumar Das

Amit is the director of engineering at cloud storage specialists MayaData, where he works on various open source projects including OpenEBS and MetaController. In his past life, he was a contributor to openstack cinder and apache cloudstack projects. When not writing code, or talking about it, Amit loves practising his manga (a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels) skills.

  • Building Blocks: Dynamic provisioning of Kubernetes Local PV
Andrew Randall
  • Flatcar Container Linux: Continuing the CoreOS Legacy
Anthony Dahanne

Software Developer for 10+ years, my favorite topics are containerization (Docker and Kubernetes), building tools, Continuous Integration and, of course, core Java development.

Working for Adaptive, I currently work on CI, containerization and deployment of our products.

On my spare time, I work on various open source projects: from Twitter bots written in NodeJS, to Android apps - with of course their corresponding Docker images if possible :-)

  • Hosting a Helm repository on github pages
Ashutosh Kumar

Ashutosh is a recent 2017 Grad and Kubernetes enthusiast and is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator. He is responsible for developing cStor operator for OpenEBS project that helps in volume provisioning. He is a polyglot programmer but Golang is his favorite. His areas of interest are cloud, ARM, CI/CD, storage and distributed systems.
At the current company, he leads the efforts in declarative storage management and extending Kubernetes using custom controllers.

  • Unleashing The Power of Kubectl Kustomize
Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan currently works at Loodse as a Kubernetes Advocate, helping companies understand if Kubernetes is the right fit for them. He has been published on DevOps.com and The New Stack and appeared on the Cisco Cloud Unfiltered podcast. He has given talks about Kubernetes at Cloud Native Warsaw, ContainerDays, DevOn Summit, DevOps Gathering, Landing Festival, and Open Networking Summit.

  • Kubernetes for Non-coders
Brian Matheson
  • Unleashing The Power of Kubectl Kustomize
Carlo Salomon Ruiz

Josh spent his college years programming robots to play soccer in the RoboCup SPL league. There, he learned to love when very complicated computer systems break. This passion for broken computers led him to take an SRE job at Google working on source control systems. Six months ago he moved to Cockroach Labs to work on a DBaaS. Josh enjoyed Borg while at Google and has since spent many long hours puzzling over the strange land of Kubernetes. Josh can often be found roaming the Cockroach Labs NYC office yelling about things like strange node pool API semantics much to the confusion of his coworkers who don’t work on Kubernetes.

  • What We’ve Learned Building a Multi-Region DBaaS on Kubernetes
Carol Scott

Carol is a Software Engineer at Buoyant, where she is a core contributor to the Linkerd service mesh. She focuses on Linkerd’s web API, dashboard and CLI. In addition to Kubernetes, the CNCF technologies she works most closely with are Prometheus and Grafana.

  • Better Together: Form the Mighty Voltron with Your Infrastructure
Chris Bailey

Chris is the Chief Architect for Cloud Native Runtimes at IBM, leading teams that contribute to the open source communities for the Node.js, Java and Swift runtimes. He is also the project lead for a number of open source projects, including the Kitura microservice framework for Swift, the CloudNativeJS collection of Node.js modules, and the Appsody developer tools project.

He has spoken at a number of conferences on various aspects of developing and deploying applications, including at JavaOne, NodeSummit, Node Interactive, SwiftSummit, QCon and the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference.

  • Cloud Functions meets Microservices: Running Framework based Functions on Knative
Chris Hein

Chris is a Software Engineer for Apple & a CNCF Ambassador with a focus on Kubernetes, open source and cloud native technologies.
Chris helps to maintain multiple open source projects such as the AWS Service Operator and the AWS IAM Authenticator. Prior to Apple, Chris worked for a number of large and small companies like AWS, GoPro, Sproutling, & Mattel.

  • Controllers and Service Catalog; The Power of CRDs
Chris Kuehl

Chris is co-founder and CEO at Kinvolk. He started his open source journey over 15 years ago, becoming a maintainer in the GNOME project. Since founding Kinvolk, he's worked as an engineer on projects like rkt, initiated Flatcar Linux, Kinvolk's container-oriented OS, and Lokomotive, its Kubernetes distribution. He also founded and organizes the Cloud Native Rejects and All Systems Go! conferences. Chris has a singular focus to establish Kinvolk as the most trusted open source participant in the Cloud Native community.

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Cody Hill
  • Effortlessly deploy and scale Managed Kubernetes on a Baremetal Cloud
Connor Gilbert

Connor Gilbert is a product manager at StackRox, a Kubernetes security company. He recently spoke at BSides SF about achieving least-privilege configurations in Kubernetes, hosted a CNCF webinar on operationalizing Kubernetes security controls, and co-presented on related security threats at Google Next. Connor previously worked in software engineering at StackRox. Before that, as Security Research Scientist at Qadium (now Expanse), he built tools to uncover network perimeter exposures and conducted DARPA Internet security research. His formal training is in computer science. He first discovered Kubernetes in 2015 and has been using it ever since.

  • Get Past the Default Configs: Lessons from the k8s Security Audit
Dan Garfield

Dan Garfield is a full-stack engineer, Google Developer Expert, and member of the Forbes Technology Council. As a Kubernaut and CI/CD expert, Dan has built tools for advanced deployment methodologies with Kubernetes, Helm, and Istio. His code and talks have been featured at conferences including Kubecon, Dev Week, Google Cloud Summit, SwampUp, Redis Conf and many more.

  • CI/CD for Microservices: Best Practices and Lessons From the Trenches
Daniel Bentley

Dan's a software engineer who's currently CEO of Tilt, a microservice development engine. Before that, he spent 13 years at Google and Twitter. He's opened for the Who and has checks from Donald Knuth.

  • Code Fast and Test Accurately Without Kubectl
Deepak Giridharagopal

Deepak Giridharagopal is CTO at Puppet, which builds open-source infrastructure automation and orchestration tools for the masses. He is a long time developer and systems engineer who has worked on a wide variety of projects. At Puppet, he's helped build Puppet (the open source project) itself, created PuppetDB, and helped launch newer projects like Bolt. Prior to Puppet, he was an early engineer at Dell/MessageOne, working on large-scale email indexing systems.

  • Classic Tools for the Cloud-Native Era: Meet Wash, the Cloud Native Shell
Duffie Cooley

Duffie is a Staff Cloud Native Architect at VMware focused on helping enterprises find success with technologies like Kubernetes. Duffie has been working with all things virtualization and networking for 20 years and remembers most of it. He likes to present on topics ranging from How do I solve this problem with Kubernetes to What even is a CNI implementation and which one should I choose? A student of perspective, Duffie is always interested in working through problems and design choices from more than one perspective.

  • K8S Certificate Rotation, or How I learned to start worrying and never stop
Gerred Dillon

Gerred Dillon is a Principal Engineer for Cloud Native Applications at D2iQ, building tooling for large scale workloads on top of Kubernetes. He is the creator of the Kubernetes Universal Declarative Operator and assists with the Kubebuilder subproject, SIG API Machinery, and CNCF SIG App Delivery.

  • Introduction to Kudo - Kubernetes Operators The Easy Way
Grant Shipley

Grant Shipley is a Sr. Director at VMware focused on Kubernetes. Prior to that, Grant worked as Sr. Director on the OpenShift project at Red Hat. He is the author of several books including "OpenShift for Developers" and "Learning OpenShift". Grant has over 20 years of software development experience focusing on Java and nodejs. In his free time, he contributes to several open source projects as well as developing mobile applications. Grant has been using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS community.

  • Kubernetes: The Video Game
Harshvardhan Karn

Harshvardhan Karn is a Software Engineer at MayaData Inc. company behind OpenEBS, a CNCF Sandbox project. His day job includes working on MayaOnline, a SaaS platform. He mostly writes codes in Go, Java, and JavaScript. With his expertise in ARM, he with his team is working on building OpenEBS for ARM Kubernetes. His craziness for ARM led him to speak at ContainerDays 2019, Europe.

  • Maintain Remote copies of Local PV - a lesson for rainy days.
  • OpenEBS Deep Dive
Iago López Galeiras
  • Flatcar Container Linux: Continuing the CoreOS Legacy
Ian Lewis

Ian is a software engineer at Google and contributor to the gVisor project. Ian has had various developer and operations roles throughout his career and enjoys working in environments with diverse ways of thinking. Ian has been living in Tokyo since 2006 and is active in the open-source developer community. He is passionate about Security, DevOps, SRE, Go, and container orchestration. When he's not working on container security projects, he runs the Kubernetes Meetup in Tokyo and blogs about Kubernetes and containers at www.ianlewis.org.

  • The Enemy Within: Running Untrusted Code in Kubernetes
Ivan Sim

Ivan Sim is a software engineer at Buoyant. He is currently working on the open source Linkerd project. He likes working with the Linkerd community by answering their questions on Slack, and reviewing their GitHub PRs. He is passionate about helping users to adopt Linkerd to solve their production environment problems. Prior to joining Buoyant, Ivan had the opportunity to work as DevOps lead and engineer with teams across North America, Europe and Asia to help them manage their cloud environments.

  • Code Fast and Test Accurately Without Kubectl
Jakub Pavlik

Jakub Pavlik is a co-founder, former CTO and chief architect of tcp cloud (acquired by Mirantis in 2016). Jakub and his team worked several years on the IaaS cloud platform based on OpenStack-Salt, Kubernetes and OpenContrail projects, which they deployed and operated for global large service providers. Currently he works as Director of Engineering at Volterra, where they are building Edge Services for Modern Applications using Istio and Kubernetes.

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  • Managing Thousands of Edge k8s Clusters with GitOps
Jeffry Molanus
  • Maintain Remote copies of Local PV - a lesson for rainy days.
Joe Thompson

I'm a solutions architect for D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere). Prior to D2iQ, I worked at Capital One, CoreOS and Red Hat (among others), providing practical solutions and training in and for Kubernetes and other cloud environments. I was a speaker at KubeCon NA 2017 and 2018 and frequently present at the DC-area NoVa Kubernetes meetup. My experience in IT operations and engineering stretches from present-day cloud and virtualization back to before people "Googled" things, and my blood type is caffeine-positive.

  • Everything You Needed to Know about Kubernetes TLS, But Were Afraid to Ask
Josh Wood

Josh Wood is a Developer Advocate for Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform. He was formerly responsible for documentation at CoreOS. He is passionate about constructing the future of utility computing with open source technologies like Kubernetes. When procrastinating, Josh enjoys photographing polydactyl cats and writing short autobiographies.

  • Why you shouldn't build a Kubernetes Operator
Kaizhe Huang

Kaizhe Huang is Security Researcher in Sysdig where he spent a lot time in security research in kubernetes. Previously, as Senior Security Engineer at Oracle Database Security Group, he helped building security products including: Database Vault, Database Privilege Analyzer and Database Assessment Tool. Kaizhe holds M.S. degrees in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • The bypass of k8s network policy
Karen Bruner

After a couple decades on-call, Karen has developed a phobia of not getting enough sleep. She spends her spare time rendering puns in yarn, learning obscure fiber crafts, and tripping over cats.

Karen also has a blog, where she shares techniques, stories, and rants about running web services using DevOps principles, The Nightmare Before DevOps.

  • How to Make Istio Work With Your Apps
Leonardo Di Donato

Leonardo is an Open Source Software Engineer at Sysdig in the Office of the CTO. He is in charge of the Open Source methodologies and projects of Sysdig. At the same time he mainly takes care of Falco, a CNCF Container Native Runtime Security project. He is also involved in the Linux Foundation's eBPF project (IO Visor) as a maintainer of kubectl-trace project. He's also the creator of go-syslog, a blazingly fast Golang parser for syslog messages and transports, and of kubectl-dig, a tool to have deep visibility into Kubernetes directly from the kubectl. In the meantime he's also involved from the early days into the new CNCF SIG-Security.

  • Cloud Native eBPF Instrumentation
Madhuri Yechuri

Madhuri is a systems engineer with 19 years experience in database server technologies (Oracle), virtualization (VMware), and container technologies (ClusterHQ) before founding Elotl. Madhuri received her Masters in Computer Science from Indiana University Bloomington, and Bachelors in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

  • Elastic Pod Autoscaling with Nodeless Kubernetes
Murat Karslioglu

Murat Karslioglu is a technologist, and infrastructure architect with over 20 years of experience in storage, distributed systems, and enterprise infrastructure development.

Murat is currently one of the maintainers of OpenEBS project. He is a Kubernetes enthusiast, blogger, author and passionate about open-source. After 20 years in IT he "still" loves to learn and code.

  • OpenEBS Deep Dive
  • Building Blocks: Dynamic provisioning of Kubernetes Local PV
Nicholas Lane

Nicholas Lane is a Kubernetes Architect at VMware and formerly of Heptio. He’s been using Kubernetes since 2015 when he was a consultant for Red Hat working with OpenShift. Since then Nicholas has become a Kubernetes Org member, became involved in the Azure cluster-api project, and joined the Kubernetes release team. His previous speaking engagements include Kubernetes meetups across North America,at Red Hat Summit, and hosting the regular web series “The Cloud Native Social Hour”.

  • K8S Certificate Rotation, or How I learned to start worrying and never stop
Pete Vilter

Pete is a software engineer at Cockroach Labs.

  • What We’ve Learned Building a Multi-Region DBaaS on Kubernetes
Steve Lasker

Steve is a Program Manager for Container Registries at Microsoft and Azure. Prior to joining Microsoft, Steve worked in consulting and broadcast engineering where he learned the life of living on the road and building systems that can be easily troubleshot and repaired as fans don't like waiting for more than a commercial to get back to super bowl.
Steve can be found on Twitter @SteveLasker and his blog @ https://stevelasker.blog

  • Leveraging Build Pipelines for Automating Container OS & Framework Patching
Suraj Deshmukh

Suraj works for Kinvolk and has mainly focused on the security aspect of Kinvolk’s Kubernetes distribution, Lokomotive. He has helped internal teams with PSP adoption for the client applications.

Apart from his day job, he contributes to k8s & k8s docs, helm charts, etc. He is the organizer of the Kubernetes Bangalore Meetup. He has spoken at various local meetups and conferences like FOSDEM, Devconf India, Rootconf India, Pycon India, etc.

  • How to do load balancing on bare metal clusters with source IP preservation
  • Lokomotive Kubernetes: Filling the gap between secure, cutting-edge and production-grade clusters
Taylor Thomas

Taylor Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer working on Azure Kubernetes Service at Microsoft. He has been involved with containers and Kubernetes platforms at Intel and Nike and is one of the core maintainers of Helm. He currently lives in the Utah area and enjoys hiking and camping. He has given talks at several KubeCons, Velocity Conf and Helm Summit on a wide variety of container and cloud native related topics.

  • Advanced Interactions with Kubernetes (As Taught by Helm)
Thilo Fromm

While Thilo started his professional life with hardware and OS engineering for embedded systems, he eventually switched to Linux kernel and plumbing level work around virtualisation, networking, and storage. In more recent years, Thilo ventured into data centers spanning systems, working with Amazon AWS’ EC2 team in Dresden for more than 3 years. This January, Thilo joined Kinvolk, entering the world of cloud-native systems and software. Thilo’s main focus - besides managing Kinvolk’s engineering team - remains on technical tasks that start on a low level and cross many layers of abstraction.

  • Service Mesh Benchmarks
Tim Appnel

Timothy Appnel is a Senior Product Manager, product evangelist and "Jack of all trades" on the Ansible team at Red Hat. Tim is an old-timer in the Ansible community that has been contributing since version v0.5. The synchronize module in Ansible is all his fault.

  • Automating Multi-Cluster Deployments with Ansible
  • On Inclusivity and Cloud Native Technology
  • Building Kubernetes Operators in an Ansible-native way
Tim Hockin

Tim is a principal software engineer at Google, where he works on Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). He has been part of the Kubernetes project since before it was open-sourced, and pays attention to topics like networking, storage, node, multi-cluster, resource isolation, and cluster sharing. Before Kubernetes, he worked on Google's Borg and Omega projects as well as the Linux Kernel, and before that he enjoyed playing at the boundary between hardware and software in Google's production fleet.

  • We've Made Quite A Mesh
Uma Mukkara

Uma Mukkara manages the operations of a large SaaS platform called app.mayaonline.io that runs on Google cloud. MayaOnline is built using Kubenetes, Prometheus, OpenEBS and other cloud native technologies. Uma and his team continue to build strong DevOps practices around operations of this platform.

Uma contributes heavily to OpenEBS design and documentation. Uma often speaks in local open source meetups about Kubernetes, DevOps, and OpenEBS. Data management around Kubernetes is his passion and drives innovations around data mobility in the cloud operations that happen through OpenEBS DirectorOnline.

  • Building auto DevOps for production grade databases on Kubernetes
Vishnu Attur

Vishnu is an Engineering Director at MayaData Inc. company behind OpenEBS, a CNCF Sandbox project.

  • Cluster Migration: Data on the Fly
Vishnu Itta

Developer who is always eager to learn, loves math, algorithms and programming. Maintainer of OpenEBS project. Have good experience in storage protocols, ZFS, FreeBSD internals, Linux, device drivers. Enjoys playing Table Tennis and doing travel.

  • Cluster Migration: Data on the Fly
Wayne Witzel III

I am a Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware working on Octant. I live on a small farm in Durham, North Carolina with my wife Jessa. We have goats, ducks, and chickens.

  • Using Octant to Fix a Kubernetes Workload