CNCF AmbassadorCloud Native Ambassadors (CNAs) are individuals who are passionate about Cloud Native Computing Foundation technology and projects.

The Cloud Native Ambassador program exists to empower community members with tools and resources needed to:

  • Promote cloud native projects and technology
  • Educate a local community on the CNCF mission
  • Contribute to CNCF projects

If you’re interested in becoming an official Cloud Native Ambassador, Apply Now!

** We are currently looking for Ambassadors who organize/can organize Meetups around Fluentd, Kubernetes, OpenTracing and/or Prometheus in countries/states not already represented. See http://www.meetup.com/pro/cncf/ for areas already covered. To be an official Cloud Native Ambassador, you have to be affiliated with a CNCF member or a contributor to a CNCF project.

Animesh Singh
IBM
Animesh Singh is an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform. He has been with IBM for more than 10 years and currently works with customers in designing cloud computing solutions on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker and Serverless Architecture, and is the lead for IBM Bluemix. He has been leading cutting edge projects for IBM enterprise customers in Telco, Banking, and Healthcare Industries, around cloud and virtualization technologies.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Serverless - Silicon Valley

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: California, USA
GitHub
Ariel Jatib
StackPointCloud
Ariel Jatib is Principal Designer at StackPointCloud, Inc. He founded and organizes the New York, Seattle and San Francisco Kubernetes Meetups, regularly hosting the New York event. He is excited to help grow the community, having also worked with various other Meetups around the country and in Europe.

Meet-Up Organizer:
New York Kubernetes Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: New York, USA
Chakradhar Rao Jonagam
Red Hat
Chakradhar is a Solutions Architect specialized in Container technologies at Red Hat inc. Evangelizing containers to customers is his day to day job. traveling is another obsession.

Meet-Up Organizer:
OpenShift and Kubernetes San Francisco

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: California, USA
GitHub
Chris Guan
Apprenda
Chris Gaun is a director at Apprenda. He formerly worked as an analyst at Gartner covering public IaaS. Before that, he was a physicist that did computational modeling in quantum chemistry. He lives in Brooklyn with his dog Panda.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Kubernetes New York

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: New York, USA
Diane Mueller-Klingspor
Red Hat
Diane is the Director of Community Development at Red Hat, laser-focused on OpenShift ecosystem and passionate about creating new models of cross-community engagement. She codes and makes things in Canada.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Cloud Native Vancouver, Cloud Native Victoria

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Vancouver BC Canada
GitHub
Diógenes Rettori
Red Hat
Diógenes is a Product Manager at Red Hat, working on OpenShift. He is the type of Product Manager that actually knows how to write code and his passion is to make complex subjects digestible.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Boston Area Kubernetes and OpenShift Meetup, Sampa Kubernetes Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Boston, USA
Fabian Reinartz
CoreOS
Fabian Reinartz is a software engineer at CoreOS and one of the core developers of Prometheus and co-leads the Kubernetes SIG instrumentation. Previously, he was a production engineer at SoundCloud and worked on information retrieval during his time at Saarland University.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Berlin Prometheus Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes, Prometheus

Location: Berlin, Germany
GitHub
Hunter Nield
Amihan
Hunter heads up Cloud-Native for Amihan in SouthEast Asia. He is also a co-founder of it's subsidiary Acaleph, a cloud storage company based in Singapore. Although starting his career in Interaction design, he has worked in the Cloud infrastructure industry for almost 10 years and remains passionate about UI, design and developer experience. In late 2016, he co-founded the Cloud-Native Singapore meetup group to grow awareness in the region.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Cloud Native Singapore

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Singapore
GitHub
Jiayao (Julia) Han
Caicloud
Co-founder and COO at Caicloud Technology LLC in Hangzhou (China) that provides Kubernetes based toolings and platform for enterprises in production. Organizer of Kubernetes China Meetup and has held multiple K8S meetups in various cities in China.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Kubernetes Meetup Beijing, Kubernetes (K8S) Hangzhou Meetup Group, Kubernetes (K8S) Shanghai Meetup Group

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
We Chat
Joseph Jacks
Apprenda
Joseph is a founder of Kismatic (the enterprise Kubernetes company, now Apprenda), founder of KubeCon (the Kubernetes community conference, now owned by CNCF where he is also a founding member). He has spent the last 10 years working in high growth technology startups with a focus on enterprise software and SOA / middleware and more recently Linux container technology.​

Meet-Up Organizer:
Kubernetes Southern California

Specialties: Kubernetes, Prometheus

Location: New York, USA
Josh Berkus
Red Hat
Josh Berkus works on Project Atomic at Red Hat, and leads the Cloud Native PDX meetup group. He also contributes to PostgreSQL.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Cloud Native PDX

Specialties: Kubernetes, Prometheus

Location: Oregon, USA
GitHub
Julius Volz
Julius co-founded Prometheus and lead the project to success at SoundCloud and beyond. He now focuses on growing the Prometheus community and is the main organizer of PromCon, the first conference around Prometheus. In a previous life, Julius was a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Berlin Prometheus Meetup

Specialties: Prometheus

Location: Berlin, Germany
GitHub
Krishna Kumar
Huawei
Krishna is Lead Architect & Delivery Head of Huawei India Cloud PaaS division. His team is building the next generation cloud solutions using kubernetes & mesos.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Bangalore Mesos & cncf User Group

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Bengaluru Area, India
Lee Calcote
Twistlock
Lee Calcote is an innovative thought leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, infrastructure and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote’s tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate, Cisco and Pelco. An organizer of technology meetups and conferences, a writer, author, speaker, he is active in the tech community.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Microservices and Containers Austin

Specialties: Kubernetes, Prometheus

Location: Texas, USA
GitHub
Matt Baldwin
StackPointCloud
Matt Baldwin is the CEO and Chief Architect of StackPointCloud, Inc., a product and services company focused on building a universal control plane for Kubernetes clouds. Matt has worked as a senior architect and engineer for some of the world’s largest hosting companies -- Hostway, Affinity Internet, Interland (now web.com) -- helping them realize clustered services at scale. His company is the creator of Stackpoint.io.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Berlin Kubernetes Meetup, New York Kubernetes, San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup, Seattle Kubernetes Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes, Prometheus

Location: Washington, USA
GitHub
Michael Mueller
Container Solutions
Michael Mueller is Director Technology at Container Solutions Switzerland. Before joining CS, Michael was heading the IT and Cloud Innovation team at Swisscom Innovation. His team worked with container infrastructure and orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, Mesos, CoreOS and adopted DevOps principles leveraging tools like Puppet. He was also involved in multiple product development projects at Swisscom. Prior to that, he worked in roles ranging from Operations Management to Network Security in companies in the tourism, ISP, broadcasting and defense sector.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Microservices Zürich Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Switzerland
GitHub
Michelle Noorali
Deis
Michelle is a software engineer at Deis and a core maintainer on the Kubernetes Helm project. She co-leads SIG-Apps which is the Kubernetes special interest group for running and managing applications and workloads on Kubernetes and is passionate about helping move the Cloud Native community forward in a positive and inclusive way. Michelle is primarily a Go developer but has Ruby roots. Her background is in Computer Science and startups. You will most likely catch Michelle in the process of moving to a different city because she is consumed by wanderlust or working on ridiculous side projects.

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Georgia, USA
GitHub
Michelle Ye-Chen Xu
Intel
Michelle Xu is a Cloud Technology and Integration Manager at Intel. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Toronto and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Atomic Physics at U.C. Berkeley. Michelle is excited to bring her skill sets to bear for the betterment of the CNCF community.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Cloud Native PDX

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Oregon, USA
Pini Reznik
Container Solutions
Pini is Co-Founder and CTO at Container Solutions, European consultancy helping clients to implement cloud native apps. He has extensive experience in configurations management that he is now applying to the cloud native world.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Software Circus

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ranga Rajagopalan
Avi Networks
Ranga is a co-founder, chief architect, and the CTO of Avi Networks. He is also the brains behind Container Networking and Application Services meetup group.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Container Networking and Application Services

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: California, USA
Roman Tarnavski
VMware
Roman leads the Cloud-Native Applications Practice across Asia Pacific and Japan, as part of VMware’s Centre of Excellence team.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Sydney Cloud Native Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: Sydney, Australia
GitHub
Sanjeev Rampal
Cisco
Sanjeev Rampal is a Principal Engineer in the Cisco Cloud Architecture & Engineering team. He has 18+ years experience building industry leading hardware and software products and solution architectures in the Service Provider and Enterprise Networking market. He is currently working on Cloud platform design and deployment with the Cisco Cloud team.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Triangle Cloud Infrastructure Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: North Carolina, USA
GitHub
Sarah Novotny
Google
Sarah Novotny leads the Kubernetes Community Program for Google. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. In 2001, she co-founded Blue Gecko. She has curated teams, been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery and is a program chair emeritus for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Novotny talks obsessively about people, technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle.

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: California, USA
GitHub
Steve Speicher
Red Hat
Steve Speicher is Principal Product Manager on OpenShift at Red Hat, focusing on developer experience and public cloud offerings (single-tenant Dedicated and multi-tenant Online). Steve previously worked at IBM as a software engineer with a focus on open integration solutions and change management products. He contributed to many industry standardization efforts such as W3C and OASIS.

Meet-Up Organizer:
Triangle Cloud Infrastructure Meetup

Specialties: Kubernetes

Location: North Carolina, USA
GitHub