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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, focusing on the open source Kubernetes ecosystem. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if “cloud” can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at https://bridgetkromhout.com, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.