Aaron Aldrich

Aaron Aldrich is a Developer Advocate at Equinix Metal, rotating host for the Traceroute and Greater Than Code podcasts, and has organized DevOpsDays events in Hartford, New York City and Boston. Passionate about Resilience Engineering and Mental Health in the tech industry, they believe that every technology problem is ultimately, when you get right down to it, a people challenge. Find them at crayzeigh.com for thoughts on technology and people or on twitter @CrayZeigh for a potluck of technology, politics and general tomfoolery.

  • The Bits Must Flow: (Net)working through the abstractions
Anne Holler

Anne has an ongoing interest in the intersection of resource efficiency and artificial intelligence.
She worked on Uber's Michelangelo Machine Learning platform, on the management stack for Velocloud's
SD-WAN product, on VMware's Distributed Resource Schedulers for server and storage infrastructure,
on performance analysis for VMware's hypervisor and hosted products, on Omnishift's transparent
application and data delivery over the web to the desktop, on Transmeta's Crusoe processor performance
and power, and on Hewlett-Packard's low-level compiler optimizer. She received bachelors and masters
degrees from Duke University, and a doctorate from University of Virginia, all in Computer Science.

  • Efficient Deep Learning Inferencing in the Cloud using Kubernetes with Smart Provisioning of Arm Nodes
Danilo Chiarlone
  • A New Kind of Cloud System Interface with WebAssembly
Dave Smith-Uchida
  • CR Based APIs: Is It the Right Approach for Your Application?
Guille Vigil

Guille is a Platform Engineer currently working at empathy.co. He is focusing his professional path in cloud, infrastructure as code, Kubernetes, DevEx and DevOps methodologies. Guille is constantly learning new technologies and trying to be up to date with latest news in the industry.
Also Guille is certified in Kubernetes with KCNA, CKA and CKAD; in Terraform and in AWS with Practitioner, Solutions Architect Associate, SysOps Administrator Associate and Developer Associate.
He enjoys his personal life drinking beers with friends, playing football and listening electro music.

  • Building the best internal developers' portal with Backstage
Javier París

Javi is a platform Engineer currently working at empathy.co. His daily routine involves managing the company’s internal infrastructure, which is deployed in the AWS cloud. He is also a big fan of open source software and open standards. When he is not working, he likes going out with his friends for a beer or two, and is passionate about the car world.

  • Building the best internal developers' portal with Backstage
Jeremy Tanner

Jeremy leads Developer Advocacy at Equinix, the world's digital infrastructure company. When not making CPUs hot, he enjoys motorcycles, bicycles, and mechanical keyboards.


  • Some Assembly Required: Infrastructure lessons from Lego, K'Nex, & Mario Kart
Jiaxiao Zhou

Jiaxiao Zhou is a software engineer at Deis Labs, Microsoft. He works on bringing Wasm outside of the browser through projects like

  • runwasi, a containerd wasm shim that can run wasm images and be orchestrated by Kubernetes.
  • SpiderLightning, a set of interfaces for common distributed application APIs.

Jiaxiao likes learning distributed systems, programming languages, type theory and hopes to build tools that make programming less difficult.

  • A New Kind of Cloud System Interface with WebAssembly
Jimmy Zelinskie

Jimmy Zelinskie is the chief product officer and co-founder of authzed and co-creator of SpiceDB. Prior to that, he worked on various cloud-native projects such as Quay, clair, the Operator Framework, and the Open Container Initiative while building Kubernetes products at CoreOS and Red Hat.

  • Cloud Native Authorization Landscape
John Reese

John Reese is a Software Engineer at Yubico helping build their services platform by leveraging technologies such as Kubernetes, Istio, and Go. Before diving into the world of gophers and service meshes, he primarily worked on ASP.NET applications using C#. He is an active open source contributor, and tries to find any excuse he can to open a pull request. In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey and video games, both of which he takes way too seriously.

  • Open Policy Agent Can Do THAT?! The Many Use Cases of OPA
Karen Bruner

Karen likes cats and not much else. She has a long history of smacking computers to get them to work. She misses getting paid to hack on FreeBSD.

  • Kubes and Cubes: Puzzling Out Cloud-Native Tech
  • Fun with FreeBSD: Make Your Own Mini-Cloud
Kim McMahon

Kim (@kamcmahon) is all about community building, solving challenges, and uniting people. When she isn't hiking or skiing with her 2 black labs, she is leading communities. Join her for french fries and a chat!

  • Creating a Positive Community
Lian Li

Lian always wanted to save the world

After a failed attempt at becoming a lawyer, she decided to do something with computers instead. Working as a Fullstack Software Engineer, she got into attending tech events and giving talks on Machine Learning. During this time, she fell in love with the tech community and discovered her passion for building community and providing a safe and productive environment for all, which led to her co-organising the community conference ServerlessDays Amsterdam.

Currently, Lian lives in Amsterdam and works as Developer Advocate at Loft Labs, helping to make developing on Kubernetes easy and fun.

  • Actions speak louder than words: Building better communities
Lukas Gómez

Platform engineer at empathy.co with experience in technologies and tools such as Kubernetes, IaC, CI/CD pipelines, AWS among others. Interested in the world of DevOps and learning about new tools day by day. Passionate about motorcycles and when the weather doesn’t make him stay at home, he loves to go out to ride.

  • Building the best internal developers' portal with Backstage
Mariana Ramos Franco

Mariana is a Software Engineer with more than 12 years of experience in the development of web applications and highly scalable distributed systems. Currently, she works in the Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus team out of the beautiful city of Vancouver/Canada. Prior to this, Mariana worked on other AWS services such as Amazon Route 53 and Amazon RDS. She also spent 5 years at IBM Software Lab in Brazil. She holds a MS in Computer Engineering from University of São Paulo.

  • Speed up highly available deployments on Kubernetes
Mauricio Vasquez Bernal

Mauricio works as a software engineer in the Kinvolk team at Microsoft. He is mainly interested in eBPF, Kubernetes, networking and tracing technologies. He has been working with eBPF for some years now. Currently he focuses on developing tools for debugging and observability on cloud native environments. Mauricio has given talks at different conferences and contributed to different open source projects like Linux and BCC.

  • How to measure CPU and memory usage of eBPF programs
Mike Tougeron

For several years Mike has been building Kubernetes platforms and deployments. With a passion for automation and developer engagement, Mike works towards continuously improving development pipelines to take the complication out of managing services on large-scale infrastructure backed by both vm and containers across multi-cloud environments. Mike is a lazy programmer who would rather write thousands of lines of code for automation instead of running repetitive commands every day. When not coding or playing with his son you’ll find Mike with his nose buried in a book or playing Civilization.

  • API Server Inception: How many layers down can a virtual cluster go?
Onkar Bhat

Onkar Bhat is an Engineering Manager at Kasten by Veeam. His focus has been in the areas of Authentication, Role-based Access Control (RBAC), APIs, monitoring and multi-cluster management for the purpose of cloud native data protection. He has previously worked in the areas of data protection, networking and security at Big Switch Networks, NetApp and Cisco Systems. Onkar received his MS in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Think Certification Management Is Hard? Enable HTTPS Access in Minutes with Cert Manager
Oshrat Nir

Ben Hirschberg
Ben is a veteran cybersecurity and DevOps professional, as well as computer science lecturer. Today, he is the co-founder at ARMO, with a vision of making end-to-end Kubernetes security simple for everyone, and a core maintainer of the open source Kubescape project. He teaches advanced information security academically in both undergrad and graduate courses. In his previous capacities, he has been a security researcher and architect, pen-tester and lead developer at Cisco, NDS and Siemens.

  • Demystifying Kubernetes Vulnerability Scanning
  • Everything You Want to Know about Kubernetes RBAC and Were Too Afraid to Ask
Paweł Bojanowski

Platform Engineer at Elotl, Kubernetes & Go fan and amateur squash player. Likes to disassemble and reassemble the software

  • E2E Testing of Kube Controllers - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Ralph Squillace
  • Opening
Ramiro Berrelleza

Ramiro Berrelleza is one of the founders of Okteto. He has spent most of his career (and his free time) building cloud services and developer tools. Before starting Okteto, Ramiro was an Architect at Atlassian and a Software Engineer at Microsoft Azure. Originally from Mexico, he currently lives in the Bay Area.

  • Using Kubernetes and Crossplane Together To Help Developers Code Cloud Native Applications
Rich Burroughs

Rich Burroughs is a Staff Developer Advocate at Loft Labs where he's focused on improving the happiness of teams using Kubernetes. He's the creator and host of the Kube Cuddle podcast where he interviews members of the Kubernetes community. Rich was one of the founding organizers of DevOpsDays Portland, and he's helped organize other community events. Rich also has a strong interest in how working in tech impacts mental health. He has ADHD and has documented his journey on Twitter since being diagnosed.

  • Virtual Kubernetes Clusters: Tips and Tricks
Sanjay Nadhavajhala

Started Opni at SUSE Rancher and is the engineering manager for the project. Experience in various AI & software projects at big tech companies (IBM, Disney, Amazon). From Cupertino, CA and enjoys playing basketball, tennis and golf. Interested in finance, politics, and black holes.

  • Multi Cluster Observability and AIOps with Opni
  • Setting up a logging stack in 5 minutes
Sarah Novotny
  • Opening
Sonny Shi

Sonny Shi is a Staff Engineer at Stacklet, working on the open source Cloud Native Sandbox Project Cloud Custodian and the Stacklet Platform.

  • The Shifting Sands of Security and Compliance in the Cloud
Tracy P Holmes

A "jackie of all trades" (and mistress of being herself), Tracy is a Technical Community Advocate at Isovalent focusing on all things Cilium, eBPF, and Anxiety Driven Development. When she isn't leveling up her programming skills or learning all she can about the next "Something-OPS", she likes helping others have "lightbulb" moments. Tracy is active in the open source community and is a strong believer that open source is like gardening - pay attention to your conditions, and water only when needed. You can find her in most places as @tracypholmes.

  • Detecting Cryptocurrency Mining With eBPF
Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, and Docker Captains groups, and a published author.

He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox.

  • Using Kubernetes and Crossplane Together To Help Developers Code Cloud Native Applications