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Brendan Burns is a co-founder of the Kubernetes open source project and a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Azure where he focuses on containers, Kubernetes and DevOps. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Computer Science and Studio Art from Williams College.
Eddie Villalba is a Principal Software Engineer for Microsoft’s Commercial Software Engineering division where he helps some of the largest enterprises in the world with cloud native application design and DevOps practices. Eddie is based in Austin, Texas where he also co-leads the Austin Kubernetes Meet-up. He is an Air Force Veteran, brand new first time dad, Kubernetes Contributor and SIG Release member.
Dave Strebel is a Global Open Source Architect on the Microsoft Global Black Belt team. Dave focuses on containers, microservice architecture and the cloud-native ecosystem. Dave has been working in technology for over 15 years and has a mixed background across application development to infrastructure. Dave is based in Minneapolis, MN and in his free time organizes the Minneapolis Cloud Native Meetup and contributes to the Kubernetes Release team. He has also recently co-authored the Kubernetes Best Practice book published by O’Reilly Media.
Lachlan is a principal program manager on the Container Compute team at Azure. He has spent the last few years working with Kubernetes and enabling cloud native journeys. Lachie serves as a Cloud Native ambassador and was the Kubernetes 1.16 release lead, and has deep operational knowledge of many Cloud Native projects.
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).