Our charity event was held on March 16 in support the people of Ukraine. There were 4 hours, and 2 tracks in this event full of Cloud Native talks delivered virtually, all for a good cause. Check out the YouTube playlist here.
It's not too late to donate! KCD Ukraine was a community-organized, not-for-profit, charity event, having provided free access while encouraging you and/or your company to donate to our crowdfunding.
All funds raised are split even between Razom for Ukraine and Operation Dvoretskyi. The fundraising will remain open until the end of 2023. Donate today.
We also encourage you to spread the word about the event - the more people will participate, the bigger the chance our help will be impactful.
The event was organized by an international team and supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the local developer community from Ukraine. We follow and embrace the CNCF Event Code of Conduct and we expect all attendees and sponsors to follow it too. We are a diverse and inclusive community and we strive for our values of tolerance, respect and integrity.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone was welcome to participate and join the event!
Chief Open Source Officer
Engineering Team Lead
Senior Technical Evangelist
Developer Experience Engineer
Senior Frontend Engineer
DevOps / Full Stack Developer
Principal Software Engineer
Kubernetes Platform Engineer
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.
Viktor is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, and a Docker Captain. A published author. His big passions are DevOps, GitOps, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD). He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox. He published The DevOps Toolkit Series and Test-Driven Java Development.
Liav Yona is a Software Development Team Lead at Firefly. With years of experience, Liav earned a reputation as a Cloud Native and Cybersecurity expert. Prior to Firefly, Liav served for several years in the elite intelligence unit 8200 and worked at CyberArk. Liav is a passionate tech blogger with thousands of frequent readers.
I'm Kris, I live in Norway, love coding and spreading love for cats in presentations. Currently I am working as a Software Architect and driving several exciting tech projects that support digitalization journey in public and private sector, minimizing bureaucracy and making citizens' life easier.
As a person I love learning new things and sharing my journey and experiences with others. My biggest passion is tech and my goal is to inspire other developers to code with sustainability and security in mind by spreading my knowledge and experience. My goal is also to be a female coder role model that can inspire and motivate all the beautiful girls and ladies out there to join the world of tech!
I also strongly believe that contributing to making this world a better place by volunteering is something all of us should consider doing, therefore being a volunteer is a big part of my life. Other than that, I'm a cat mom, a Potterhead, a Witcher fan and a bookworm. I love books, photography, puzzles, board games, hiking, cats and unicorns. I am also an active supporter of sustainability, including sustainable software engineering, and animal welfare.
Krisztian is enthusiastic about observability and cloud infrastructures. He's working at solo.io as a field engineer. Previously, he was worked at LastPass as senior DevOps/SRE engineer. At solo.io Krisztian is helping to design secure and scalable cloud infrastructures at companies at any scale, and is contributing to the open-source bcc and BumbleBee projects based on eBPF. Krisztian is building a self hosted blog on top of Istio in his spare time. The main topics of the blog are aligned with his interests while he is also using the platform to share operational anecdotes on running one of the most "over-engineered" blog out there.
Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Also double as a trainer and triples as a book author.
Divya is a Senior Technical Evangelist at SUSE, where she contributes to Rancher’s cloud native open source projects. She co-chairs the documentation for the Kubernetes & LitmusChaos projects & has previously worked extensively in the systems engineering space during her tenure with HSBC & IGate Global Solutions Pvt Ltd. A co-creator of the KCNA exam & a CNCF ambassador, she is invested in making technical communities & technologies more accessible & inclusive.
I am a DevOps enthusiast, and my day-to-day work is related to the removal of extraneous cognitive load from software engineers at Grammarly, so this is why I call myself a Developer Experience engineer.
Viktor works at GitLab as a Product Manager on GitLab's Kubernets and Infrastructure as Code integrations. In his early career he worked as an engineer and moved to product management after experiencing how a startup failed because of poor PM work. In his free time he works on climate topics.
Gal Cohen is a Software Engineer at Firefly. With years of experience in Cloud and Engineering, Gal has earned a reputation of an expert in her field. Prior to Firefly, Gal served in the Elite Intelligence unit 8200.
Rona Hirsch is a DevOps engineer who’s passionate about automation, innovation, and creative problem-solving. She enjoys challenging herself and experimenting with new technologies and methodologies. Currently, Rona is working on developing the next-gen k8s troubleshooting platform at Komodor.
I am a software engineer from Belarus living in Czech Republic. My job is to overlook cluster lifecycle, working on OpenShift in Red Hat
Saul is a Kubernetes platform engineer at Liquid Reply who is driven by his passion for ensuring supply chain security and hardening containers. He is an advocate for GreenOps and GreenCloud, and is constantly exploring new ways to drive sustainability in the tech industry. With his expertise in Kubernetes and dedication to DevSecOps he is currently supporting Automotive companies in their Kubernetes Journeys.
Moritz Eckert is Chief Architect at Edgeless Systems. He conducted research at EURECOM and UC Santa Barbara, working on the next generation of Cyber Reasoning Systems. He joined Edgeless Systems in 2020 to make confidential computing scalable and accessible for everyone. Moritz has presented at Microsoft Build, Usenix Security, and RSA Conference conferences.
An engineer born into the era of cloud native. I am passionate about decoupling application businesses logic from infrastructure implementation. I am an advocate for code quality and deploying with confidence through automating everything. Currently at Firefly working to reduce the complexity that comes the freedom to choose how you deploy your work.
Rado Marina, born and raised in the Ukrained, has more than a decade’s experience as a multi-disciplinary engineer across many domains and technologies––from servers, to automation, open source with Linux and Kubernetes, through web, cloud and monitoring. He has deep expertise working with huge cloud fleets and on-prem at data center scale. He is deeply passionate about bringing technology excellence to the organizations he works at, leading people by building a thriving engineering culture that is both healthy and delivers happiness, while still being highly productive. Today he leads the SRE practice at Firefly, helping large-scale companies bring their cloud up to code. He would love to speak at Ukraine fundraiser to help and support his home country.
Co-Founder & Associate Partner
Sr. Marketer at Teleport
Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Founding Marketing Manager
Senior PMM at Isovalent