March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Tuesday, March 6 • 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Chopping Wood and Carrying Water to Build a Sustainable and Inclusive Community - Jaice Singer DuMars, Microsoft & Sarah Novotny, Google

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Successful open source projects are indistinguishable from successful open source communities. Kubernetes continues to witness an explosive growth and adoption. Built on the principles of openness and inclusivity, its community has become a strong differentiator for its success. Many intentional, overlapping efforts executed behind the screens help scale and sustainthe community alongside the project itself.

This presentation will set context with the history of Kubernetes community management, as well as examine potential opportunities for collaboration that exist across the widening spectrum of Linux Foundation projects. We will also discuss the risks we have overcome and the continuing challenges of ensuring a vibrant community.

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Jaice Singer DuMars

Senior Director of Engineering, VMware
They/Them, Senior Director of Engineering at VMware, believer in the power of inclusive, diverse communities, kindness, and equity. 7+ year Kubernetes contributor/maintainer, CNCF governing board member, co-founder of the Continuous Delivery Foundation, ex-Microsoft, Google, Apple... Read More →
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Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
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. Novotny currently sits on... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm PST
Pavilion Theater