Ambassadors

CNCF AmbassadorCloud Native Ambassadors (CNAs) are individuals who are passionate about Cloud Native Computing Foundation technology and projects, recognized for their expertise, and willing to help others learn about the framework and community.

Successful ambassadors are people such as bloggers, influencers, evangelists who are already engaged with a CNCF project in some way including contributing to forums, online groups, community events, etc.

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

Requirements for becoming an official Cloud Native Ambassador are:

  • Affiliated with a CNCF member OR is a contributor to a CNCF project.
  • Already engaged with the project in some way whether that’s as a contributor, blogger, speaker, etc.
  • Willing to either speak at community events OR write technical content such as blog posts.
  • Host a cloud native community meetup. See http://www.meetup.com/pro/cncf/ for areas already covered.

Are you interested in becoming an official Cloud Native Ambassador?

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** We are currently looking for Ambassadors who organize/can organize Meetups around containerd, CoreDNS, Fluentd, gRPC, Kubernetes, Linkerd, OpenTracing, Prometheus, and/or rkt in countries/states not already represented.

Alessandro Vozza

Alessandro Vozza

Microsoft

Alessandro is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft based in Amsterdam, and very passionate about open source communities, DevOps and Kubernetes.

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Animesh Singh

Animesh Singh

IBM

Animesh 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.

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April Kyle Nassi

April Kyle Nassi

Google

April Kyle Nassi is a community manager at Google, where she helps to support and grow the gRPC ecosystem, as well as other open source projects.

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Ariel Jatib

Ariel Jatib

StackPointCloud

Ariel 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.

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Ayrat Khayretdinov

Ayrat Khayretdinov

CloudOps

Ayrat is a Cloud Architect and Container Practice Lead at CloudOps.

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Baruch Sadogursky

Baruch Sadogursky

JFrog

Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of hi-tech experience sure helps

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Bob Killen

Bob Killen

University of Michigan

Bob is a Research Cloud Administrator with the University of Michigan.

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Chakradhar Rao Jonagam

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. 

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Cheryl Hung

Cheryl Hung

StorageOS

Cheryl is a Product Manager at StorageOS and founder of the Cloud Native London meetup. She is passionate about developer experience and building a strong, open, diverse developer community.

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Chris Gaun

Chris Gaun

Apprenda

Chris 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.

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Chris Kühl

Chris Kühl

Kinvolk

Chris is CEO & co-founder of Kinvolk, a Berlin-based Linux development company working on technologies at the foundation of cloud native computing.

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Chris Short

Chris Short

Red Hat

Chris Short has spent more than two decades in various IT disciplines, from textile manufacturing to dial-up ISPs to DevOps engineer to manager of DevOps to senior DevOps advocate.

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Diane Mueller-Klingspor

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. 

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Diógenes Rettori

Diógenes Rettori

Pivotal

Diógenes is a Product Marketing Director at Pivotal, working on all things Spring.

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Fabian Reinartz

Fabian Reinartz

CoreOS

Fabian is a software engineer at CoreOS and one of the core developers of Prometheus and co-leads the Kubernetes SIG instrumentation.

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Gianluca Arbezzano

Gianluca Arbezzano

InfluxData

Gianluca is a Site Reliability Engineer at InfluxData. He was previously a Software Engineer focused on PHP development for CurrencyFair. He is a big Open Source contributor for several projects including and not limited to Zend Framework, Docker, and InfluxDB.

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Hunter Nield

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.

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Ilya Dmitrichenko

Ilya Dmitrichenko

Weaveworks

Ilya is a Developer Experience Engineer at Weaveworks, focused on making the adoption of microservices easier.

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Jacopo Nardiello

Jacopo Nardiello

SIGHUP

Jacopo is the founder of SIGHUP (a Milan based startup focused on Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies).

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Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram is an analyst, architect, and advisor. He is a Google Developer Expert for Cloud. Janakiram advises startups from the microservices and IoT domains. Janakiram is a regular contributor to Forbes, The New Stack, TechRepublic, and Gigaom Research.

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Jiayao (Julia) Han

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. 

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Jorge Castro

Jorge Castro

Heptio

Jorge is a Community Manager at Heptio Inc. where he helps to support and advance the open Kubernetes ecosystem.

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Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Joseph is a founder of Kismatic (the enterprise Kubernetes company, recently acquired by Apprenda), founder of KubeCon (the Kubernetes community conference, now owned and run by CNCF after being donated where he is also a founding member).

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Josh Berkus

Josh Berkus

Red Hat

Josh works on Project Atomic at Red Hat, and leads the Cloud Native PDX meetup group. He also contributes to PostgreSQL. 

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Julius Volz

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. 

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Justin Garrison

Justin Garrison

Justin is interested in community and solving problems with simple solutions. He loves good analogies, drawing pictures, and props to represent complex topics.

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Kris Nova

Kris Nova

Heptio

Kris Nova is a Senior Developer Advocate for Heptio with an emphasis in containers, infrastructure, and Kubernetes. She is an ambassador for the cloud native computing foundation.

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Krishna Kumar

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. 

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Lachlan Evenson

Lachlan Evenson

Microsoft

Lachlan is a Lead Program Manager on the Azure Containers Special Projects team.

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Lee Calcote

Lee Calcote

Twistlock

Lee is an innovative thought leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, infrastructure and applications.

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Lucas Käldström

Lucas Käldström

Lucas is a passionate Kubernetes Maintainer that is excited about all things cloud native. Lucas has been engaged in Kubernetes work for about two years now and been involved in work like porting Kubernetes to multiple platforms, getting Minikube off the ground, being a core contributor in SIG Cluster Lifecycle and maintaining kubeadm.

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Mario Loria

Mario Loria

Mario is orchestrating Kubernetes at Liquid Web while helping advance the DevOps community. He's founded and co-organized meetups, conferences, and other events advocating and educating the masses about containerization and Kubernetes.

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Matt Baldwin

Matt Baldwin

StackPointCloud

Matt is the CEO and Chief Architect of StackPointCloud, Inc., a product and services company focused on building a universal control plane for Kubernetes clouds.

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Michael Goodness

Michael Goodness

Ticketmaster

Mike is a Lead Systems Engineer on the Kubernetes implementation & cluster operations team at Ticketmaster.

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Michael Hausenblas

Michael Hausenblas

Red Hat

Michael is a Developer Advocate for Go, Kubernetes, and OpenShift at Red Hat where he helps appops to build and operate distributed services.

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Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller

Container Solutions

Michael is Director Technology at Container Solutions Switzerland. Before joining CS, Michael was heading the IT and Cloud Innovation team at Swisscom Innovation.

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Michelle Noorali

Michelle Noorali

Microsoft (Developer Seat)

Michelle is a Sr. Software Engineer on the Azure Containers team and a core maintainer of the Kubernetes Helm project.

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Michelle Ye-Chen Xu

Michelle Ye-Chen Xu

Intel

Michelle 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.

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Mike Coleman

Mike Coleman

Docker

Mike works at Docker as an evangelist specializing in helping the community understand how to operationalize Docker.

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Paris Pittman

Paris Pittman

Google

Paris is a Developer Relations Program Manager on the Google Cloud Open Source Strategy team focusing on Kubernetes.

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Paul Burt

Paul Burt

CoreOS

Paul is a Community Manager at CoreOS. He’s upvoting your /r/kubernetes threads and answering your questions on freeNode.

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Pini Reznik

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. 

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Randy Abernathy

Randy Abernathy

RX-M

Randy Abernethy is a Managing Partner at RX-M, a global cloud native advisory and training firm in the founding classes of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSP) and Kubernetes Training Providers (KTP).

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Ranga Rajagopalan

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. 

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Reda Benzair

Reda Benzair

Reda is a technical senior manager in SmartJog. With over 14 years of experience in the digital world, he has contributed to the development of the main digitals and cloud product of SmartJog ( Digital delivery, Content delivery Network, Media VOD/SVOD OTT ).

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Roman Tarnavski

Roman Tarnavski

VMware

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

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Ross Kukulinski

Ross Kukulinski

Heptio

Ross is a Staff Systems Architect at Heptio, Inc., where he focuses on growing the Kubernetes community, tackling global-scale engineering problems, and guiding businesses on their Cloud Native journey.

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Sanjeev Rampal

Sanjeev Rampal

Cisco

Sanjeev 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.

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Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny

Google

Sarah 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.

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Sebastian Scheele

Sebastian Scheele

Loodse

Sebastian Scheele is CEO and co-founder of Loodse. Together with his team, he wants to empower businesses to focus on their core: write groundbreaking applications and design the digital future. 

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Smaïne Kahlouch

Smaïne Kahlouch

Kubespray

Smaine is a system engineer with more than 10 years experience in open source software.

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Srikar Ananthula

Srikar Ananthula

Srikar is currently working as Senior Operations Engineer. He is working on cloud, bigdata, docker, kubernetes. Apart from professional work, he is passionate about mentoring & motivates people around him to adopt latest technologies.

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Steve Speicher

Steve Speicher

Red Hat

Steve 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.

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Takuya Noguchi

Takuya Noguchi

Takuya is Development Group Manager at iRidge, Inc., working as cloud native systems architect. After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The University of Tokyo, he decided to introduce cloud native technologies into startup companies to boost their business. He leads many communities including Kubernetes Meetup Tokyo and Prometheus Tokyo to promulgate CNCF products in Japan.

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