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Stephen Augustus is an active leader in the upstream Kubernetes community. He currently serves as the Product Management Chair for Kubernetes, a Chair for both the Release and Azure Special Interest Groups, and a Program Committee member for KubeCon 2019 (Barcelona, Shanghai, and San Diego). He has also served on the Release Team for multiple Kubernetes releases. When not focused on Kubernetes project governance, Stephen participates in Meet Our Contributors (a monthly series geared towards answering contributor questions), staffs the Release Team, writes blog posts about new enhancements to the ecosystem, chats with media analysts about Kubernetes, and reviews new membership requests for Kubernetes GitHub organizations.
Stephen is a Senior Technical Product Manager on the Kubernetes Architecture team at VMware, where his job includes driving meaningful interactions between internal teams and the upstream Kubernetes community, as well as architecting and delivering Kubernetes solutions for VMware customers. His experiences through various roles in infrastructure (Production Engineering, SRE, DevOps) and working at Kubernetes leaders, like CoreOS and Red Hat, keep him well-informed on how best to revolutionize customer environments with Cloud Native technologies.
When he's not behind a keyboard or in front of a customer, he's captaining teams in multiple billiards sports leagues.