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Dec 14, 2021
This summer the TAP team made a choice to build the Tanzu Application Platform’s GUI on top of the OSS project Backstage. We’ll discuss the reasons that led to that choice, the lessons learned along the way, as well as where we want to take OSS Backstage, TAP GUI, and the TAP GUI plugins moving forward.
Kris Applegate recently joined VMware from the other side of Dell Technologies. After spending 17.5 years at Dell EMC in various roles, he decided it was time to explore his passion for Kubernetes and Cloud-native workloads. He’s the Technical Lead for the Tanzu Activation Program, which includes Tanzu Application Platform GUI, Tanzu Learning Center, Tanzu Community Edition for Developers, and the TAP Unboxing experience.
Tiffany is a senior developer advocate at VMware and is focused on Kubernetes. She previously worked as a software developer and developer advocate (nerd whisperer) for containers at Amazon. She also formerly worked at Docker and Intel. Prior to that, she graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in electrical engineering. In her free time she likes to spend time with her fiancé, family, and friends, as well as dabble in photography. You can find her on Twitter @tiffanyfayj.
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!
Leigh is an empathetic speaker and developer with niches in cloud-native systems and security. Leigh comes from a background of building software to manage infrastructure. He contributes to Kubernetes and Flux and is frequently working on his next software demo