CNCF is pleased to announce its participation in the CommunityBridge, sponsoring three students to work on Kubernetes and CoreDNS projects during the programs pilot stage.

Recently launched by The Linux Foundation, CommunityBridge is a platform that aims to sustain open source projects and through paid opportunities for new developers to join and learn from open source communities.

“We are thrilled to use CommunityBridge this year side by side with our participation in Google Summer of Code. This is a wonderful platform that empowers us to offer paid internships and mentorships all year round for developers.” – Chris Aniszczyk, CTO, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

Additional details on the CNCF projects, mentors, and students can be found below. Stay tuned for updates!


CSI Driver for Azure Disk

Priyanshu Khandelwal

Student: Priyanshu Khandelwal, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi

Mentor: Xia Zhang


Integrating kube-batch with pytorch-operator/mxnet-operator

Suryavanshi Virendrasingh

Student: Suryavanshi Virendrasingh, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi

Mentor: Klaus Ma


Support Google Cloud DNS backend

Palash Nigam

Student: Palash Nigam, International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar

Mentor: Yong Tang, Director Of Engineering at MobileIron