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#122 September 22, 2020

Grafana, with Torkel Ödegaard

Torkel Ödegaard is the creator and project lead of Grafana, and co-founder of Grafana Labs. Learn how Torkel went from modding video games to building a data visualization platform, and co-founding a company that is now offering a complete monitoring service built on Prometheus.

#121 September 15, 2020

TiKV, TiDB and PingCAP, with Ed Huang

Ed Huang is co-founder and CTO of PingCAP, creators of the TiDB distributed database and the TiKV key value store. Ed worked on clustering Redis while at Wandou Labs, creating and open-sourcing a tool called Codis. Deciding to focus on this space, he created TiDB and then TiKV, and founded PingCAP. He shares the story behind the projects, bridging the gap between China and the West with open source, and his Desert Island Disc.

#120 September 8, 2020

Airbnb, with Melanie Cebula

Melanie Cebula is a staff engineer at Airbnb, where she has built a scalable modern architecture on top of cloud native technologies. She regularly shares her knowledge in presentations focusing on cloud efficiency and usability, and today shares the story of Airbnb’s Kubernetes migration with hosts Adam and Craig.

#119 September 2, 2020

Keptn, with Alois Reitbauer

Keptn, a control plane for continuous delivery, came out of the need to install Dynatrace’s software at their customer’s environments. Alois Reitbauer is Chief Technical Strategist at Dynatrace, reponsible for open source, and a co-chair of the CNCF App Delivery SIG. He talks to your hosts about Keptn, observability after deployment, and how owning a 40 year old sports car is more “curation” than “operation”.

#118 August 25, 2020

Kubernetes 1.19, with Taylor Dolezal

Taylor Dolezal is a senior Developer Advocate at Hashicorp and the Kubernetes 1.19 release lead. His desire to give talks and join the CNCF Ambassadors led him to the release team and to his new job. He talks to Adam and Craig about how a TI-83 calculator started him on the path.

#117 August 18, 2020

Communication and KubeCon, with Constance Caramanolis

Constance Caramanolis is the co-chair of this week’s virtual KubeCon EU, and a principal software engineer at Splunk. Her introduction to Cloud Native came as an Envoy maintainer working at Lyft; she talks to Craig and Adam about communication: techmical, programmatic, in-person and online. We also summarise all the news from KubeCon.

#116 August 12, 2020

Independent Open Source, with Alex Ellis

Alex Ellis created serverless framework OpenFaaS while working a day job. It’s used by some big companies, but he’s resisted the temptation to join one. Instead, he’s offering consulting and seeking sponsorships, building a business from the ground up. He explains the pros and cons of independence to Craig and Adam.

#115 August 4, 2020

Minikube Redux, with Thomas Strömberg

Since we last spoke about Minikube 18 months ago, the project has gone 1.0, and made large performance and usability improvements. Thomas Strömberg is the manager of the Container DevEx team at Google and a maintainer of Minikube. He talks to Craig and Adam about why system administrators are the best code reviewers, the importance of surveying users, and building bikes made of bamboo.

#114 July 28, 2020

Scheduling, with David Oppenheimer

We finally scheduled some time to talk to David Oppenheimer. David, a software engininer at Google, has been working on scheduling there since 2007, including on both Borg and Omega. That experience naturally led to him working on the Kubernetes scheduler, as well as starting SIG Scheduling.

#113 July 21, 2020

Instrumentation and cAdvisor, with David Ashpole

Released on the same day as Kubernetes, cadvisor is a container monitoring daemon that collects metrics and serves them to monitoring tools. It’s built into the Kubelet, and underpins many components in Kubernetes, such as eviction and autoscaling. David Ashpole of Google Cloud is TL of Kubernetes SIG Instrumentation, and the maintainer of cadvisor; he joins Adam and Craig this week to explain where instrumentation fits in the stack, and what you should do as a Kubernetes maintainer vs. a cluster administrator.