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Matt works on the Cloud Native Computing Team at Samsung SDS where he focuses on cloud native applications. He is an author, speaker, and regular contributor to open source. Matt has been developing software for over 25 years. He is a maintainer of Helm and a Kubernetes SIG Apps co-chair.
Karen Chu is a Community PM on the Microsoft Azure Container Compute Upstream team with a focus on open source tools such as Helm, CNAB, Brigade, Virtual Kubelet, and more. She is a CNCF Ambassador, meet-up organizer, and conference organizer. She has also worked on and keynoted on The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes book series. When she’s not connecting dots in the community, you can find her traveling, pursuing photography, and enjoying awesome chai.
Matt Butcher leads a team of open source developers at Microsoft. He is a core maintainer of Helm. Matt has authored a number of books, including “Go in Practice” with Matt Farina. With Karen Chu, Matt created the “Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes” series. When Matt isn’t hacking away on open source projects, he enjoys drinking specialty coffee and hiking in the Colorado Rockies.
Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure, focusing on the open source cloud native ecosystem. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After years on call for production (from enterprise to research to startups) and a couple of customer-facing adventures, she now herds cats and wrangles docs on the product side of engineering. In the wider tech community, she has done much conference speaking and organizing, and advises the global devopsdays organization after leading it for over five years. Living in Minneapolis, she enjoys snowshoeing in the winter and bicycling in the summer (with winter cycling as a stretch goal).