Phillip Gibson is a passionate technologist who champions the use of cloud native technologies, services, and open source software. With a career that spans a diverse set of IT roles at Microsoft and Docker, Phillip knows how effective driving of incremental technology changes can add up to substantial business impact. While not learning the next big tech thing, hacking code, or building systems, Phillip involves himself in several technology and coding mentoring programs targeting minority and the underserved student populations, as well as a relentless pursuit of mastering the art of smoke barbecue.
Annie Wang is a PM intern on the Open Service Mesh team this summer. She is an incoming junior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Computer Science with a focus on cloud computing. She’s passionate about solving user-focused problems, supporting women in computer science, and drinking coffee. As an SF Bay Area native, she loves exploring the city and spending time outside!
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).