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, and/or Prometheus 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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Alex Ellis

Alex Ellis

OpenFaaS

Alex leads the OpenFaaS project and community. Through his consultancy, he also helps companies reach developers and adopt Cloud Native technologies.

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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

NetApp

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

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BMK Lakshminarayanan

BMK Lakshminarayanan

Bank of New Zealand

BMK is a passionate Solutions Architect with over 20 years of ICT experience with the Bank of New Zealand.

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Bob Killen

Bob Killen

University of Michigan

Bob is a Research Cloud Administrator with the Advanced Research Computing Technology Services (ARC-TS) group at the University of Michigan.

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Carlisia Campos

Carlisia Campos

VMware

Carlisia works as a Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware.

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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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Chris Gaun

Chris Gaun

D2iQ

Chris is the Product Manager for Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine.

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Chris Hein

Chris Hein

Apple

Chris is an Engineer & Developer Advocate for Apple with a focus on Kubernetes, open source and cloud native technologies.

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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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Christian Jantz

Christian Jantz

Safewrd Ventures

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Craig Box

Craig Box

Google

Craig joined Google as the Kubernetes project was being conceived, and has worked on it ever since.

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Daniel Oh

Daniel Oh

Red Hat

Daniel Oh is a principal technical product marketing manager at Red Hat and works CNCF ambassador / DevOps Institute ambassador as well. He’s well recognized in cloud-native app dev, senior DevOps evangelist in many open source projects and international conferences.

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Dave Zolotusky

Dave Zolotusky

Spotify

Dave is a software engineer on Spotify's Infrastructure and Operations team in Stockholm, Sweden.

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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

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Diógenes is an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Eileen Teng

Eileen Teng

Alibaba Group

Eileen is the Manager of Developer Relations and Manager of Community Development at Alibaba Group, where she helps to support and grow the Dragonfly ecosystem, as well as other open source projects.

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Fabian Reinartz

Fabian Reinartz

Google

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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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Giri Kuncoro

Giri Kuncoro

GOJEK

Giri is a software engineer at GOJEK, one of the fastest growing unicorn in Southeast Asia.

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Hunter Nield

Hunter Nield

Govtech

Hunter is a Distinguished Engineer at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, where he guides strategy around Cloud and Containers.

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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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Itay Shakury

Itay Shakury

Aqua Security

Itay is an experienced technologist, floating between dev, ops, and architecture.

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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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Jessica Deen

Jessica Deen

Microsoft

Jessica is a Senior Cloud Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Containers, OSS, and, of course, DevOps.

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Jessie Qian

Jessie Qian

Alauda

Jessie is the Director of Marketing and Community Development in Alauda, dedicated in Alauda ecosystem and promoting Kubernetes-based PaaS platform to organizations across industries.

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Jia Xuan

Jia Xuan

China Mobile Research Institute

Jia is a project manager for China Mobile Research Institute in China, working on edge computing and NFV (5G using cloud native technology).

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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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Jimmy Song

Jimmy Song

Ant Financial

Jimmy is a Developer Advocate at Ant Financial.

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Johann Gyger

Johann Gyger

Levingo

Johann is a passionate software engineer at Levingo, a boutique IT company located in Bern, Switzerland. He has 20 years of industry experience working as a developer, architect and consultant in various domains and for different customers and employers.

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Jorge Castro

Jorge Castro

VMware

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

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Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Joseph is the founder and GP of OSS Capital, Open Core Summit, Aljabr, KubeCon, and Kismatic. He previously worked at Mesosphere, Enstratius, TIBCO Software and Talend.

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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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Karen Chu

Karen Chu

Microsoft

Karen is a community manager on the Azure Container Compute team with a focus on open source and upstream developer tools such as Helm, Brigade, Virtual Kubelet, CNAB, and more

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Kaslin Fields

Kaslin Fields

Oracle

Kaslin is a Cloud Advocate at Oracle, a cloud native tech enthusiast, and comic artist/writer.

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Kasper Nissen

Kasper Nissen

Lunar Way

Kasper is a passionate software engineer, with a special interest in cloud infrastructure and containers.

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Kazuki Suda

Kazuki Suda

Yahoo! JAPAN

Kazuki is a software engineer at Yahoo! JAPAN and Z Lab, and is Yahoo! JAPAN's 8th "KURO-OBI (black belt)" engineer in the field of "Kubernetes".

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Kris Nova

Kris Nova

Sysdig

Kris, Chief Open Source Advocate at Sysdig, focuses on security, intrusion detection, and the Linux kernel with Kubernetes and eBPF. As an active advocate for open source, Kris is an ambassador for the CNCF and the creator of kubicorn, a successful Kubernetes infrastructure management tool.

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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 and 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

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

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Lei (Harry) Zhang

Lei (Harry) Zhang

Alibaba Group

Lei is a member and co-maintainer of the Kubernetes community and is now co-leading the Kubernetes & OSS effort ta Alibaba Group.

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Liying Zhang

Liying Zhang

JD.com

Liying (Vivian) Zhang is a product and open source community manager at JD.com.

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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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Mars Toktonaliev

Mars Toktonaliev

Nokia

Mars is a system engineer at Nokia and leads Dallas Kubernetes meetup group. He also contributes to Linux Foundation open source networking projects.

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Matt Baldwin

Matt Baldwin

NetApp

Matt is the former Founder and CEO of StackPointCloud, now a NetApp company. As part of NetApp he serves as the Director of Cloud Native Engineering and is their Chief Kubernetes Architect, helping drive the company's multicloud Kubernetes vision.

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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

AWS

Michael is a Developer Advocate for containers at AWS, where he helps appops to build and operate cloud native apps.

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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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Neependra Khare

Neependra Khare

CloudYuga

Neependra is the Founder and Principal Consultant at CloudYuga Technologies, which offers training and consulting services around cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, Service Mesh, etc.

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Nikhita Raghunath

Nikhita Raghunath

Loodse

Nikhita is a contributor to Kubernetes and is the technical lead for SIG Contributor Experience. She is currently a software developer with Loodse and works remotely from Mumbai, India.

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Nitin Agarwal

Nitin Agarwal

Nitin is a seasoned technical professional with expertise in Enterprise DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Native Applications, Containerization, and Continuous Delivery.

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Noah Abrahams

Noah Abrahams

InfoSiftr

Noah is the VP of Customer Enablement at InfoSiftr, where he advises on the containerization journey, including delivering official Docker training.

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Orlin Vasilev

Orlin Vasilev

VMware

Orlin is a Software Infrastructure Engineer for the Cloud Services at VMware, working on their Kubernetes internal platform and focusing on the automation of Kubernetes platform services.

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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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Phil Estes

Phil Estes

IBM

Phil is a Distinguished Engineer in the Office of the CTO for IBM's Cloud Platform, guiding IBM's architecture strategy around containers and Linux.

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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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Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma

GitLab

Priyanka is the Director of Technical Evangelism at GitLab Inc.

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Puja Abbassi

Puja Abbassi

Giant Swarm

Puja is a Developer Advocate at Giant Swarm. He's passionate about bringing Cloud Native technologies to more developers and their companies around the globe.

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Queeny Jin

Queeny Jin

PingCAP

Queeny is a seasoned technical writer from PingCAP. She loves open source, especially Cloud Native technologies related to Kubernetes and TiKV.

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Randy Abernathy

Randy Abernathy

RX-M

Randy 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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Ricardo Katz

Ricardo Katz

SERPRO

Ricardo is the Cloud Engineering Coordinator of SERPRO, the IT company from the Brazilian Government. He contributes to CNCF projects Kubernetes (mainly NGINX Ingress) and Harbor.

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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

VMware

Ross is a Staff Systems Architect at VMware, 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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Sabree Blackmon

Sabree Blackmon

Docker

Sabree is a Security Engineer at Docker. He is passionate about open source and helping engineers develop & deploy secure distributed systems and applications.

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Sanjeev Rampal

Sanjeev Rampal

Cisco

Sanjeev is a Principal Engineer in the Cloud Platforms and Services Group at Cisco, where he is helping develop the Cisco Container Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes platform.

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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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Scott Coulton

Scott Coulton

Microsoft

Scott is a Developer Advocate and Docker captain with 10 years of experience as a software engineer in the managed services and hosting space.

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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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Shilla Saebi

Shilla Saebi

Comcast

Shilla is an Open Source Program Manager who is passionate about building inner source communities and helping grow open source communities.

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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, big data, Docker, and Kubernetes. Apart from professional work, he is passionate about mentoring and 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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Suraj Narwade

Suraj Narwade

Red Hat

Suraj is a Software Engineer at Red Hat and is a co-organizer of the Kubernetes & OpenShift India Meetup in Bangalore.

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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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Vadim Solovey

Vadim Solovey

DoiT International

Vadim is a solutions architect who helps startups to design complex distributed systems serving millions of users in technologically elegant and yet cost-effective ways.

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Vallery Lancey

Vallery Lancey

Lyft

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