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.


Jaice Singer DuMars

Cloud Native Strategy Program Manager
Jaice Singer DuMars is an active servant leader within the cloud native ecosystem. As a former Kubernetes release leader (1.8, 1.10), current SIG chair, and project contributor, he is always in search of new ways to make things better for everyone involved. He may also play jazz and... 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
Pavilion Theater