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#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.

#112 July 15, 2020

Open Source and the Open Usage Commons, with Chris DiBona

An open source license grants rights on copyright and patents, but not trademarks. Chris DiBona has some ideas on how to address that. He has spent his career in open source, including over 15 years running Google’s Open Source Programs Office, and is one of the directors of the new Open Usage Commons. It launched last week with three projects - Angular, Gerrit and Istio - transferring their trademarks. Chris joins Adam and Craig to talk about Google’s work in open source, and why a new organisation is needed.

#111 July 7, 2020

Scalability, with Wojciech Tyczynski

Before Kubernetes was launched, it could have at most 25 nodes in a cluster. At 1.0, the target was 100. Meanwhile, Borg, Omega and Mesos were all running away at 10,000. What did it take to get Kubernetes to this number, and above? SIG Scalability and GKE Tech Lead Wojciech Tyczynski tells us.

#110 July 1, 2020

Mirantis, with Adrian Ionel

Over the past 20 years, Mirantis has grown from an outsourcing company for semiconductor engineers to a product company that is the new home of Docker Enterprise. Past and present CEO and “co-founder” Adrian Ionel oversaw Mirantis’s adoption of OpenStack and purchase of Docker’s enterprise business, and he joins the show to discuss them both.

#109 June 24, 2020

Kubermatic, with Sebastian Scheele

Last week Loodse, the makers of the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, made that platform open source, and rebranded their company to match. Co-founder Sebastian Scheele joins us to explain how the company and platform came about, why they’ve made their changes, and what exactly a Loodse was anyway.

#108 June 17, 2020

The Financial Times, with Sarah Wells and Dimitar Terziev

Two years ago, Sarah Wells from the Financial Times gave a KubeCon EU keynote about how the company moved from monolith to microservices, and how her Content and Metadata platform team moved to Kubernetes specifically. She joins hosts Adam and Craig to recap that migration, and what life has been like since. As Sarah has moved to a broader role in charge of all observability for The FT, she also invited Dimitar Terziev, the current platform lead for the CM team, to the conversation.