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Kubernetes Podcast from Google

May 29, 2024

This episode is the first in our four-part Kubernetes 10 Years Anniversary special! The focus of this episode is on Kubernetes maintainers who have been involved with the project since its early days, and who are still active today. Featuring guests: David Eads, Davanum Srinivas (Dims), and Federico Bongiovanni.

David is a senior principal software engineer at Red Hat.  He started contributing to Kubernetes before v1 and now serves as a sig-auth tech lead and sig-apimachinery tech lead and chair.

Dims is a principal engineer at AWS, long term contributor to Kubernetes who served in multiple committees for the project. Today dims is in the Technical Oversight Committee or TOC. Welcome to the show Dims!

Federico Bongiovanni is an engineering manager at Google. He started using Kubernetes in the early days at a previous company, and became a contributor about 6 years ago when he joined Google. Today, he’s a Co-chair of SIG-APIMachinery. Welcome to the show! Would you like to tell us more about yourself?

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News of the week


Links from the interview

Kubernetes SIG Auth

Kubernetes SIG API Machinery

Automagic kubectl config merging causes hair loss

Safety or Usability: Why Not Both? Towards Referential Auth in K8s - Rob Scott, Google & Mo Khan, Microsoft

Open Stack

Kubernetes Cloud Provider OpenStack

RedHat OpenShift

Kubernetes SIG Architecture

Kubernetes Kubelet

Blog: Completing the Largest Migration in Kubernetes History

Dims’ PR removing over 1 million lines of Cloud Provider code from Kubernetes

KubeCon EU 2024 talk: Kubernetes Is FINALLY Removing in-Tree Cloud Providers - Bridget Kromhout & Chris Privitere

KEP-2395: Removing In-Tree Cloud Provider Code

Blog from 2019 about the reasoning behind the removal of cloud provider code

Blog about setting cloud provider code to disabled by default in v1.29

The March 2024 Spotlight blog on SIG Cloud Provider


Links from the post-interview chat

Kubernetes Maintainers Read Mean Comments - Tim Hockin, Google & Davanum Srinivas, Amazon Web Services

“Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software” by Nadia Eghbal

Keynote: A Vision for Vision - Kubernetes in Its Second Decade - Tim Hockin

SIG K8s Infrastructure