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Tuesday, November 7 • 4:30pm - 5:05pm
Inflections and Reflections from Kubernetes SIG ContribEx on Community Growth & Sustainability - Priyanka Saggu, SUSE; Madhav Jivrajani, VMware; Kaslin Fields, Google

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The success and sustainability of the Kubernetes project hinges on its diverse contributor base. In this session, we will explore how the Kubernetes Special Interest Group Contributor Experience (SIG ContribEx) empowers contributors, optimizes workflows, & fosters sustained project growth. We will address the challenges of managing an expanding contributor base, the tradeoffs between attracting new contributors and growing existing ones, all while upholding high standards of code quality, stability, and the right balance between feature development, bug fixes & security enhancements. We will highlight the importance of clear communication channels, our mentorship programs, and knowledge sharing initiatives. We will also share valuable insights into the recent updates about Kubernetes community org membership, the advancements made in the automated assessment tool for membership statistics & more. So, join us in this session to gain insights about ContribEx's many diverse programs.

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Priyanka Saggu

Kubernetes Integration Engineer, SUSE
Priyanka Saggu is a Kubernetes Integration Engineer at SUSE and has made significant contributions to different aspects of the Kubernetes project. She serves as the Technical Lead for the project's SIG ContribEx and has held leadership positions as Kubernetes Release Lead Shadow (v1.27... Read More →
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Madhav Jivrajani

Member of Technical Staff 2, VMware by Broadcom
Madhav is currently working at VMware on upstream Kubernetes. He has been a part of the Kubernetes community for about a year and mainly helps out with SIG-{Contribex, Node, Architecture, API-Machinery}. He was also involved with the structured logging efforts in the Kubernetes project... Read More →
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Kaslin Fields

Developer Advocate, Google
Kaslin Fields is a Developer Advocate at Google Cloud, a Container enthusiast and creator of tech comics. She uses her knowledge of DevOps technologies and methodologies to help others as they enter the Cloud Native world. By creating comics about DevOps tech, she hopes to make learning... Read More →

Tuesday November 7, 2023 4:30pm - 5:05pm CST
W192 (Ground Level)