Kubernetes Community Days Chennai (KCD Chennai) 2022 is a community-organized event supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to help grow and sustain the Kubernetes and cloud-native community. It gathers adopters and technologists from open source and cloud-native communities for education, collaboration and networking.
Namma Chennai (friendly name of Chennai) has a growing group of Cloud Native enthusiasts, students, professionals and technology leaders. KCD Chennai offers a platform for this community to come together and connect with other Cloud Native communities in India and neighbouring countries. It provides an opportunity to experience conferences like KubeCon / CloudNativeCon together with the rich cultural heritage of Namma Chennai. We are excited and looking forward to building a thriving Cloud Native hub in Chennai.
3-4 June 2022
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country. Chennai is the 4th largest city of India and is also the leading commercial centre of South India. The credit of the booming economy of the city goes to the leading industries including automobile, software products and services and hardware manufacturing.
“Chennai is quickly establishing itself as India’s SaaS centre, and the extraordinary speed with which the Chennai start-up system has evolved, particularly in the SaaS sector, is commendable”, says a White Paper on ‘Chennai: A hub for SaaS Start-ups’, published by Ernst & Young (EY) in 2021
Call For Proposals:
CFP closed on 31-Mar-2022.
Code of Conduct:
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Chief Open Source Officer
Director, Cloud Solution Architect team
Head of Chaos Engineering
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Senior Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer
Senior Principal Software Engineer
UI/UX Developer, Community Evangelist
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Software Engineer - R&D
Cloud Solution Architect
Senior DevOps Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Founder and Principal Consultant
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Kubernetes Solution Architect
Kasten by Veeam
IBM India Software Labs
Invisibl Cloud Solutions
Director of Technical Evangelism
Software Engineer and Tech Evangelist
Senior Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer
Amazon Web Services
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Head Of Technology
Senior Cloud Advocate, Cloud + AI Engineering team
Infinite Computer Solutions
Vice President - Software Services Factory
Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium cloud native networking, security and observability project. She was Chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee 2019-2022, and Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O'Reilly.
She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, and competing in virtual races on Zwift.
Nikhita is a staff software engineer at VMware and a maintainer of the Kubernetes project. She is a member of the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee and has won the CNCF Top Committer Award in 2021 for her technical contributions. She is currently the technical lead for Kubernetes SIG Contributor Experience and was also a member of the Kubernetes Steering Committee. Nikhita has been featured in Business Insider as one the ‘top 21 developers transforming Silicon Valley’.
Norman Sequeira has over 21 years of experience in Microsoft across the consulting and Azure CSA (Cloud Solution Architect) teams and has worked with customers in IT/Retail/startup sectors to build scalable, enterprise applications leveraging Microsoft technologies. Norman currently leads a team of Cloud Solution Architects focused on helping customers modernize and build applications for the cloud.
Uma Mukkara is currently the head of Chaos Engineering at Harness. Earlier, Uma co-founded ChaosNative and MayaData companies where he co-created open source projects Litmus and OpenEBS. He is an active maintainer of the popular CNCF chaos engineering project LitmusChaos. Uma is a regular speaker on the subject of Chaos Engineering and cloud native DevOps at various conferences in the recent past. He is passionate about building solutions around resilience through chaos testing in cloud native space. He is a regular speaker in events, meetups and conferences related to SREs, reliability and Chaos Engineering.
Uma holds a Masters degree in Telecommunications and software engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from S.V.University, Tirupati, India.
Abhimanyu Selvan is the Developer Advocate at Red Kubes. He is a software generalist who has worked in industries such as aerospace, robotics, e-health and has landed in the cloud-native realm. His focus lies in the intersection of maximising developer productivity and enhancing business values. He is an open-source enthusiast and is currently leading the developer experience programme of the otomi-core project. Outside of work, he enjoys endurance running and cycling.
Akshat Khanna is an MTS Intern at VMware and a Final Year student pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. He is currently working on Kubernetes solution for the edge location and also has been contributing to open-source. He has a good experience of developing products and services around Kubernetes and cloud technologies.
Amit works at Harness as a Senior Software Engineer. He has been contributing to LitmusChaos, a CNCF incubating project from past 2 years and also maintaining it.
He is passionate about system resiliency and is primarily working on creation of Chaos Workflows using ChaosCenter.
Passionate about CNCF technologies. Designing and Architecting solutions in a cloud-native way. Currently working on Kubernetes and Kafka for event-driven architectures
Avik Kundu is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. He is a full-stack developer, opensource contributor, and tech content creator proficient in DevOps and Cloud. He has 2 years of experience with a focus on Container Orchestration and Continous Delivery. He has written articles and tutorials on various tools and technologies and has given talks on cloud-native technologies in various communities.
Principal Software Engineer @Ericsson with a focus on Machine Learning Platform (MLOps) and Test Automation. Interested in learning cloud native technologies and evaluate their features.
As Architect of the Kruize project, Dinakar is focused on Autonomous Performance Tuning and exploring the usage of ML and Hyper Parameter Optimization in the Performance domain specific to Kubernetes and Cloud. Dinakar previously worked on making the OpenJ9 JVM run more efficiently in the cloud and was the official maintainer of the AdoptOpenJDK Docker Images. Dinakar loves OpenSource, Astronomy and Volleyball and is a prolific speaker at conferences.
UI/UX Developer, Community Evangelist @ gopaddle. Tech blogger and a Co-organizer @ KCD Chennai.
Hrittik is a Portainer Advocate, a software engineer at Ayedo GmbH and a student in his sophomore year. Hrittik focuses on building tech communities and software with the help of cloud native technologies. He has been a speaker at conferences like the Cloud Summit and conducted various events that have collectively empowered students and professionals on DevOps and Cloud.
Jehoszafat Zimnowoda is an Engineering Manager at Red Kubes. He aims to empower DevOps teams by listening to them and providing the autonomous environment that they need. He is specialized in building software for different engineering teams - from system platforms for telecom equipment to PaaS on top of Kubernetes. He has a strong computer network background, which helps him design interconnected and distributed systems. Currently, he is a maintainer of the otomi-core project. Great team player, who loves working with others. After working hours you can find him hiking in the mountains or biking on the road.
Kannan V is Senior Technical Leader of Tata Communication’s Managed Kubernetes offering. He specializes in Kubernetes, Cloud-Native Application Development and Distributed Systems.
Karthick is specialized in infrastructure automation for over a decade in software release and server management. He is an active open source contributor and a participant in several community forums. His interests include virtualization, cloud migration and serverless automation.
Karthikeyan VK is passionate about learning new technology to solve business and developer challenges. He conducts various workshops & Bootcamp on Microservices and DevOps. He is an expert in building highly scalable solutions with cloud-native architecture. He also has a huge experience in reducing your cloud cost. He loves to talk about new technology in meetups and writes blogs on the last challenge he faced.
Kavya Rengaraj is a Software Engineer working in the Research and Development team of Prodapt solutions. She has been working in various NextGen Technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain and DevSecOps. Kavya has completed Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning from IIT-Madras and currently pursuing Natural Language Processing from the same. Her recent works include building a DevSecOps pipeline for a leading telecom service provider enabling Application Security and Multi-Layer Hardening in Kubernetes.
Over 30 years in the Computing industry building system software on Linux/Unix. Contributor at OpenSSI Clusters for Linux. See: https://sourceforge.net/p/ssic-linux/wiki/Home/. Active blogger and speaker at Debian conference. Filed over 20 U.S patents, 16 granted.
Maheshkumar R is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft India helping strategic accounts to go cloud-native on Microsoft Azure. Prior to Microsoft, he has worked with Thomson Reuters and Publicis as a Lead .NET Engineer developing a trading platform. He is passionate about .NET, Open source, HPC, K8s and cloud-native offerings. He is a certified cloud architect, CKAD, LFCS and Terraform. He is based out of Bengaluru and represented Microsoft at various events. Outside work, he enjoys running, cycling, reading books and keeping up with the latest trends.
Mathagi Arun, over the course of 12 years has gained a wide-ranging set of skills, qualities and attributes that make him a competent, supportive, professional and flexible DevOps Engineer. Arun has worked on products delivering Anything as a Service (XaaS -DBaaS, FaaS, MLaaS) using Cloud Native Tech Stack. Arun has a Bachelors in Information Technology from Anna University. He aims to be a top Open Source Contributor in DevOps Stack and already has made some contributions to OpenFaaS - Serverless Platform. Arun plays Badminton regularly and is a lifetime member of YMCA Sports Club. He is a true epicure and hodophile.
Mohan is a Senior Software Engineer building no-code platforms to automate business tax compliance and change detection. He has been using temporal for more than 2 years to build a highly specialized distributed crawling infrastructure that currently crawls all the Government websites worldwide to parse tax changes.
Mohan has also been organizing the Docker and Kubernetes Communities in Chennai since 2015. He's given several talks in the space including: Containerization, Container internals, Kubernetes Internals, Data processing in Kubernetes, Terraform and AWS firecracker microVMs. Mohan was also the lead organizer of Chaos Carnival 2021: Cloud Native Chaos Engineering conference.
Natan Yellin is a long-time open source contributor. He attended his first GNOME hackathon in Bolzano, Italy during high-school and has been creating open source projects ever since. When he's not on IRC (well, Slack nowadays) he's CEO of Robusta.dev - an open source platform for investigating and fixing alerts on Kubernetes. He dreams of a world where maintaining microservices and clusters becomes as easy as setting them up.
Ninad is Certified in Kubernetes Administration (CKA) as well in Kubernetes development (CKAD). Enthusiastic in technologies in Cloud Native space. On a day-to-day basis, he works and has an interest in mainly GitOps, Kubernetes, and Observability stack. In his current role, he helps customers as a DevOps/SRE engineer to adopt cloud-native technologies. Outside of technology, he likes to read and travel and play Cricket/Badminton.
Prakarsh is a Kubernetes Solutions Architect at Devtron and also an active contributor and maintainer at Devtron project's main Github repository. Devtron is a tool integration platform for Kubernetes which deeply integrates multiple industry standard tools for implementation of GitOps, access management, monitoring, CI/CD, security policies and much more.
Prasad works as a Tech Lead at InfraCloud Technologies (infracloud.io). His main areas of interest are Kubernetes, distributed systems, and Open-source. He is the creator of BotKube (botkube.io), and an active contributor to Kanister.
Pravar Agrawal is a DevOps engineer with 6 years of experience in Cloud, Automation and Development projects. He has a keen interest in Open-source projects and have been contributing to projects like Descheduler, kube-scheduler-simulator and Kubernetes. He currently works at IBM-ISL for IBM Kubernetes Service and likes reading and blogging in his free time.
Co-Founder @ invisibl.io. Building self service Kubernetes developer platform.
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as a Developer Advocate/Architect with a mission to help developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Kubernetes, Azure, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its early stages and helped customers with implementations..
Rags brings with him over 30 years of hands-on software development and over 20 years of solutions architecture and technology evangelism experience and is on a never-ending mission to simplify the developer inner loop.
RahulKrishna Gupta is an Open Source Technology evangelist. He has been with SUSE for 18+ years and has been working with Linux and Open Source Technologies for 22+ years. Rahul currently works as a Pre-Sales Architect with the Rancher Center of Excellence. He helps customers transform their landscape to a Cloud Native Infrastucture by leveraging the power of multi-cloud Kubernetes and also helps them implement full lifecycle security for their Containerized landscape
Rahul is also an avid cyclist and is working on long distance cycling. This year he has a target of 10,000 kms
Sachin, chief architect of Tata Communication’s Cloud K8S offering, specializes in K8S, Docker, Cloud Native Application.
Saiyam is working as Director of Technical Evangelism at Civo with a focus on defining the Civo cloud platform for simplifying Kubernetes and making it accessible for developers. Previously at Walmart Labs, Oracle, and HP, Saiyam has worked on many facets of k8s including machine learning platform, scaling, multi-cloud, managed k8s services, and k8s documentation. He's worked on implementing Kubernetes solutions in different organizations.
When not coding, Saiyam works on contributing to the community by writing blogs and organizing local meetups for Kubernetes and CNCF. He is also a Portainer/Traefik/CNCF ambassador and can be reached on Twitter @saiyampathak.
I am a software engineer and tech writer. I tackle problems in web development, machine learning, evangelism, growth, and ops.
Saranya works at Harness as a Senior Software Engineer and contributor to LitmusChaos, a Chaos Orchestration framework for practising chaos engineering in cloud-native environments. She loves contributing to Open Source and mainly helps architect, and execute Litmus Web.
This is Saravanan Gnanaguru - working as a Solution Architect at InfraCloud Technologies. I'm a AWS Community Builder, Cloud Native Enthusiast and DevOps Evangelist. Passionate about designing and automating the infrastructure solutions using IaC, also worked as a DevOps architect in large projects. I like to contribute back to community through technical blogs, stack overflow answers and a contributor in GitHub as well. I do Yoga and play shuttle. Also likes movies, music and web series
Suman Debnath is a Developer Advocate working on Amazon Elastic File System at Amazon Web Services, primarily focusing on Storage, Serverless and Machine Learning. He is passionate about large scale distributed systems and is a vivid fan of Python. His background is in storage performance and tool development, where he has developed various performance benchmarking and monitoring tools.
I am Unnati Mishra, currently in my final year pursuing my B.Tech in CSE from SRM Institute Of Science And Technology, Chennai, India. I have participated in many Hackathons and won a few of them. I have also completed 3 rounds of #100DaysOfCode challenge. You can find me dancing and making Tech YouTube videos in my free time.
Vijin is the Head Of Technology at KodeKloud, the world's best learn-by-doing platform for DevOps. He leads the labs and technology team in producing the widely popular hands-on-lab learning experience. He is a veteran infrastructure Specialist with 10 years of experience in IT Infrastructure and expertise in Systems Engineering such as Storage and Backup solutions, Oracle Engineered Systems Stack, Oracle Middleware, Virtualization, Containerization (Kubernetes and Docker Swarm) and Automation.
Vishal is an engineer and CTO at InfraCloud technologies. He helps companies transform their business by using technology & coaching people. He is a contributor to Fission - Fast and Simple Serverless Functions for Kubernetes, is organiser of “Pune Kubernetes & CNCF Meetup”. He loves good books, running and high altitude mountains & history.
Vivek Sridhar is a technophile and an Open-Source contributor with around 15+ years of experience in the Software Industry and works at Microsoft as a Senior Cloud Advocate, Cloud + AI Engineering team. In his previous role, he has mentored startups/developers, speaker at conferences/meetups for DigitalOcean as Senior Developer Advocate, Co-Founder / Chief-Architect of NoodleNext Technology. He was also heading DevOps and QA at BlackBuck and was a DevOps Solution Architect at HCL (Australia) in client engagement. Vivek started his career with IBM Rational (India Software Labs) as a Software Developer.
Chief Architect of Tata Communication’s Edge Kubernetes offering. He specializes in Cloud technologies, Kubernetes, Cloud-Native Application Development and Distributed Systems.
22 years of experience in R&D and Services - Software Industry including Global Delivery, Pre-Sales, Solution architecture, IMS Delivery India Leader - Alcatel-Lucent India, Head - India IPTC in Alcatel-Lucent, BO Lead for APAC IPTC, GVP. Expertise in Operations Management and Transformation. Successful in creating offshore teams and leading people. Proficient in Resource Management, Analytical Skills, Mentoring Skills, Presentation, Learning Skills, Client Relationship, Budgeting and Interpersonal Skills.
GDG Chennai & PyCon India Co-organizer | Volunteer at different community groups | Python Developer | Software Engineer | Love to code, learn and teach | Community first-person | Happy to help and mentor.
Hrittik is a student in his sophomore year. Hrittik focuses on building tech communities and software with the help of cloud native technologies. He has been a speaker at conferences like the Cloud Summit and conducted various events that have collectively empowered students and professionals on DevOps and Cloud.
An Enthusiastic and Vibrant Software engineer with over 8+ years of experience as Oracle ERP (EBS/Fusion)Technical consultant. Major Focus areas includes Oracle CRM Depot Repair, Service Contracts, Install Base, ISG(Integrated SOA Gateway), SCM. Technically proficient in RICE components with excellent programming experience as Oracle PL/SQL Developer. Dexterous in developing ,customizing Oracle Forms and Reports, XML Publisher and Discoverer reports.
Ashok is a Member of Technical Staff with VMware is an Oracle EBS and HCM Cloud Consultant. He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering, Computer Science. He has 10+ years of experience on Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud and worked in various technologies and programming languages like SQL, PL/SQL programming, Unix Scripts, XML Publisher, RDF Reports. He has worked on Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Extensions, Forms, OAF Personalization and Workflows. He has worked in various business consulting assignments covering business process automation and establishing management control systems in highly integrated ERP environments.
Working as Software Engineer Intern in Ericsson. Areas of Interests: Python, Data communications, Data structures and Algorithms
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