Learn cloud concepts with Whitney and her lightboard ϟ
Jun 23, 2022
Kubernetes is the largest of the graduated projects within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) landscape of 100+ projects. The Kubernetes contributor community has over sixty thousand contributors across hundreds of companies. How does the work get done? What is the CNCF, anyway? How are Kubernetes and the CNCF organized? How can you contribute to the open source community? Hint: it isn’t just with code! Join Whitney as her guest Paris Pittman answers these questions and more!
Paris has spent the last 20 years helping communities grow and flourish — from building hometown Baltimore tech communities to driving belonging and sustainability in massive open source ecosystems like Kubernetes. Paris serves as the Kubernetes representative on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board, Kubernetes Steering Committee Member, and emeritus Special Interest Group (SIG) Contributor Experience Chair during exponential growth.
Whitney traveled the scenic route but is chuffed to have found her way to Kubernetes and cloud technologies. Whitney began her professional career as a fine artist before owning her own photography business for over a decade. After a year-long tour playing keys in the band Mutual Benefit, Whitney went back to school in 2019 to learn full-stack web development. After graduation, Whitney was employed by IBM as a cloud developer, using none of the skills she had just learned. She developed an insatiable appetite for all things cloud, and a passion for teaching others as she acquired knowledge herself. Whitney has made many cloud-related lightboard videos that together have 400,000+ views. At VMware, you can find Whitney writing lighthearted yet informative guides, or behind the lightboard during her weekly streaming show ϟ Enlightning. Whitney’s contagious excitement drives her to collaborate and play!