Kubernetes is a popular technology with a vibrant community. It is only natural that developers want to be a part of it, but they face a hurdle of knowing where and how to start contributing, preventing many from achieving this goal.
This talk will address the curiosity and fears that many face as a new contributor and give an example of a realistic path from novice to Kubernetes contributor.
Like many others who recently graduated from a computer science program and began working as a software engineer, I had no open source software or distributed systems experience. Today, I am a contributing member of upstream Kubernetes co-maintaining two Kubernetes sub-projects, and am part of the Kubernetes 1.20 release team.
Through sharing my journey, I hope to give you the courage and confidence to make your first meaningful contribution to Kubernetes.
Anyone interested in contributing to Kubernetes but is hesitant about where and how to start.
Basic knowledge of open source software and Kubernetes.
Jeremy Morris is a Software Engineer based out of Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Currently working at DigitalOcean on DOKS, he’s a member of the Kubernetes release team for 1.20, and co-maintainer of the Cluster API and the Cluster Autoscaler for DigitalOcean.
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