Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. In 2001, she co-founded and ran Blue Gecko, which was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She is additionally a program chair emeritus for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON.
Brendan Burns is a Distinguished Engineer in Microsoft Azure with a focus on containers and DevOps and a co-founder of the Kubernetes open source project. At Azure he started Azure Container Instances (ACI) and the Azure Cloud Console, and also runs the Container Service (ACS) and Resource Manager (ARM) teams. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and BA in Computer Science and Studio Art from Williams College.
Dianne Marsh is the Director of Engineering for the Engineering Tools team at Netflix. Her team builds the tools used by nearly all engineers in the company to take code from their desktops through various stages to deployment. In addition to internal use, several of their tools have been released as open source.
In 2013, Dianne co-authored Atomic Scala, an introductory book on Scala, with Bruce Eckel. Dianne also enjoys speaking at a few technical conferences each year.
Dianne earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University.
Brian Grant is co-technical lead of Kubernetes and Container Engine at Google, and was previously a technical lead of Google's internal Borg cluster-management system. He is the primary architect for the Kubernetes project, responsible for defining the core concepts and API design. Brian is now founder and co-lead of SIG Architecture, a member of the Kubernetes Steering Committee, and a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Technical Oversight Committee.
Chen Goldberg is a technology leader with 18+ years of experience leading engineering teams. In her current role as Engineering Director, she leads Google Container Engine (GKE) and the OSS Kubernetes project engineering team in Google Cloud. Her team is the largest team working on Kubernetes today and is committed to Kubernetes success and enabling open cloud.
Clayton is architect and engineer on cloud orchestration and containers at Red Hat, in charge of both technical direction for Kubernetes and OpenShift (Red Hat's platform as a service built on top of Kubernetes) as well as the broader container and container content efforts at Red Hat. Clayton is one of the top contributors to both Kubernetes and OpenShift and has been involved in many projects in the container, platform-as-a-service, and ci/cd ecosystem over the last four years. He enjoys sleeping, but rarely has time to do it anymore.
Ben is a cofounder at LightStep, a company focused on performance and reliability in modern software systems. Ben spent nine years at Google where he ate lots of snacks and led the design for several large (~1M-process) distributed systems. The most significant of these were Dapper, an always-on distributed tracing system; and Monarch, a high-availability timeseries collection, storage, and query system.
Craig is the founder and CEO of Heptio, a startup focused on making Kubernetes accessible to the enterprise living in a multi-cloud world. Prior to starting Heptio, Craig was a product manager at Google where he founded the Kubernetes project and worked with the industry to create the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that he also chaired. He was also responsible for initiating and delivering several commercial cloud computing products including Google Compute Engine, Google Container Engine and Google Deployment Manager. Prior to Google Craig work on enterprise technologies at Microsoft for almost a decade
Jesse Newland has spent the last six years growing along with GitHub. As a member of their Operations and Site Reliability group, he's helped design and build of several iterations of GitHub's infrastructure. Most recently, he helped migrate some of GitHub's more critical workloads to Kubernetes. When he's not editing YAML, you can find Jesse enjoying tacos, trails, and trees around Austin, Texas
Michelle is a senior software engineer at Microsoft Azure 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.
Kelsey has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from Programming, System Administration, and Kubernetes.